In doing some back-end work on the blog today, I had a little flashback and realized that it’s been 10 years this month since I first launched Music Matters Blog! My how the world of music education has changed since then! I distinctly remember my trepidation at starting a blog and wondering if I would be able to generate enough content to make it a valuable endeavor and resource to other teachers. In fact, I even jotted out a schedule on a spiral bound notebook of what I would post about each day for the first 30 days. I was taking a step of faith, believing that after that new ideas and inspiration would develop. 1,463 posts later, I guess I’ve come up with enough to say. 😉
Here are some highlights from over the years (watch closely; your picture might be included!):
I have learned so much as a result of running Music Matters Blog, and I will be forever grateful for all the friendships I’ve developed and opportunities I’ve experienced because of it. The music education community is truly one of the most inspiring, supportive, and generous groups of people with whom I’ve interacted! Even though I have less to say on the blog these days, I look forward to continuing to contribute as I’m able, and Lord-willing there will be many more years of blogging on Music Matters Blog!