I am a perfectionist. I want to do everything I do to the best of my ability and even then there are times that I am still not pleased with it. My Type A personality is one reason why I have not attempted to blog with any consistency before now. As I have now been forced to blog (It’s for a class and I have to do my best to complete those requirements, right?), I find myself critiquing my work. What can I do to make this better, etc.? Wes Fryer gave me several good suggestions in his blog post, 10 Ways to Better Blog Posts, but I’m still not satisfied that my writing and thoughts were up to those I expected in the blogs I read. Today, however, I came upon a post that might have been written for me. Improve Your Blog: Stop Writing for an Audience, the title read. What? Wait a minute! I thought the reason you blogged was to share with an audience your reflections and ideas about a topic. Mark Schaefer, however, has freed me from those shackles. Write, he says, for yourself first and the audience will find you. Hmm, food for thought as I assess the reasons why I might have my students’ blog and how I should teach them to approach blogging even when blogging is being used as an assessment tool in a class.