Resolutions

It took me a long time to start doing the Daily Create. I wanted to participate, but I was not sure I should, or could. Although it’s an open community, I still felt that I’d be an interloper, rudely bursting into a private conversation (and I’ve heard others say this about similar situations, so I know that this is an issue for open educators, but I am going to side step this for today). And the people participating all seemed so proficient – they seemed to do it all so expertly and effortlessly that I was sure that my feeble efforts would not be worthy (again, there’s lots here to tease out that I will pass over for now). Still, I finally took the plunge on March 19th 2016, and now I have 1148 submissions under my belt. For the last couple of years I have made sure to submit something every single day. Sometimes it takes me a few minutes to submit my daily create, other days it takes a few hours, but every day I make sure that I do something – it’s now part of my everyday practice. Sometimes it’s a real struggle to find the time, and sometimes I feel that I am not putting in the effort that I should, but doing something every day helps me in ways I don’t always recall at the time.

So this is my resolution for 2020 – to keep on keeping on. To submit to the daily create every day, to continue with my doodling challenges, and to rejoice in playful learning.

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2 Responses to Resolutions

  1. I agree with everything you say here … keep on keeping on being playful and connectful (word?) and encouraging.
    Kevin

  2. Ronald says:

    Great resolution. I’ll be there with you.

    As I’ve told earlier, by starting (hesitatingly at first) to participate in ds106, I learned to make little pieces of “art” (stories, drawings, photo mixes) and be confident to share it with others, which thanks to the positive stimulants of others, “culminated” into making a couple of books for children as for my hobby.

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