Following blogs that resonate with my pedagogical beliefs for learning provide me with the professional development that meets me where I am.
How in the world do I have time for this? It started by clicking the word "Follow" on blogs, so that I could read them later in my Blogger Reading List. I do still look at this, but I've realized that Google Reader is even quicker (and appeals to my love of lists and organization).
You click it, and now the blogs I've requested get placed in an organized, alphabetized menu with a window to read them! I can dive into the blogs, look for particular ideas, or simply "Mark all as read," and not bother with it.
Every once in a while I have an issue getting into my Google Apps account because I'm still logged on under my regular Google account. I was fixing that by emptying the cookies/cache, but that was a bit of a nuisance. With the suggestion of Sue Waters, I now just use a different browser when I open my Google Apps account. Easy fix.
I can engage in meaningful conversations with other educators on the blog, at work, or in personal reflection. My pace. My time. My choice of professional development.