I have decided to take part in CPD23 for a number of reasons, but the main one is that I hope it will provide me with an incentive to start blogging. Although I have been toying with the idea of setting up a blog for personal and professional development for a while, I always ended up talking myself out of it. Having complete strangers reading my thoughts wasn’t particularly appealing, but perhaps I struggled the most with not knowing what I would write about. I dipped my toe in the water with a few posts in shared blogs, and for a while I kept a private, personal study blog and a internal work blog. Nothing particularly focused and coordinated, though, and eventually my best intentions to keep posting fizzled out. It might be that blogging is not for me, but I felt I had to give it a proper go before arriving at that conclusion. This seemed like the perfect chance to get started. CPD23 provides the topic and all I have to do is write – no more excuses!

Aside from that, I am looking forward to getting to ‘know’ other bloggers and exploring ‘the things’ together. I am big fan of productivity tools and I’m fairly familiar with many of the applications in the programme but this is a great opportunity to review them and reflect on how I can get more out of them. I’m sure I can still learn plenty of new tips from others!

Last, but certainly not least, a small group of work colleagues are also tackling CPD23 this summer. I thought it would be great to do this together so we can discuss experiences and help each other along the way.

So, without further ado, let the proceedings commence! CPD23 here we come! 😉