Emerging from my post-holiday torpor and catching up with Twitter, I spotted the new blimage hash tag. Blimage is the idea of bloggers Amy Burvall and Steve Wheeler, and it's simple but brilliant. The process is simple; you start by choosing an image (it can be as random as you like) and then challenge a fellow blogger to write a post about it. This would be generally education-related but I'm expanding it (hope this is ok Steve!) to include creative writing, too.
I've long been a massive fan of blogging and encourage my teacher trainees to use this medium for their reflective journals. There is something about writing for the wider world that encourages greater reflexivity; thinking becomes clearer, writing has greater objectivity; wider themes and issues are drawn in. It is also (and most importantly), good fun.
So here is my image for my fellow bloggers, colleagues and friends. I challenge you to have a go and then share your post using the hash tag #blimage. Don't forget to challenge others too, using your own images!
And for further information and lots of great other posts to follow, check out the links below: