I’ve been a social worker for over 20 years, and I’ve been blogging about my experiences since 2004. I’m not only a social worker, but I’m also a writer and a mother of three, so I have some pretty amazing experiences to share.
Social workers get really nervous when they start sharing their stories, so I thought I would do a “bloggin’ tour” to get them talking about why they blog. A lot of social workers think of blogging as a way to document what they are doing and what they are learning during social work training, but I think it is much more than that.
Blogging should be a safe place to share your learning, ideas, and experiences. Although I really like to see my clients’ ideas and experiences, I also love to blog about it. I think it is a good way to keep my clients, supervisors, and colleagues updated on what I am learning so they can improve their job/job skills.
All of my social work clients and supervisors love it when I blog about what I do so I’m a fan of that as well. I think it validates what we do as social workers and also shows others what we are up to.
I think it is a helpful way to be transparent about what we do and help others understand how it is different from what other social work sites are doing. The blog format makes it easy for others to find your posts and comments, and it also allows you to keep track of people who write in, which helps you stay focused and on task.
Social workers blog has always been a good thing to me, but I think it’s really important for people to know about our job, especially when it comes to the things we do. It makes people who are not into social work see us in a different light. And I think it really helps keep us accountable.
We’ve had a lot of feedback about our blog format, and I think it does work. I think the comments I receive are more valuable than the ones I write for the blog, especially because I don’t have to think about which comments go where and why. And I don’t have to worry about whether I’m going to get a response. The comments I read are personal and well thought out.
Its great for social workers because you can point people to your posts and say, “Hey, this is something I’m doing right now.” And people who are not into social work might not notice, but people who are into social work will notice.
The people who read my posts are not just social workers. They are also parents/friends who need help. I feel like my posts are helpful to all of those people too. I like to think that they mean a lot to me.
I don’t think my readers care too much about my social worker life, but I do think they care about my posts. I think it’s great that you get to point people to what you’re doing and say “Hey, this is something I’m doing right now.” It’s great that you get to point people to what you’re doing and say “Hey, this is something I’m doing right now.