I’m new to blogging, so why would I willingly sign up for a blog challenge to write 30 posts in 30 days? Crazy? Maybe. But part of my answer goes back to my decision to start a blog in the first place.
Why blog? My goal with this blog is to share my experience with SAT prep and college admissions counseling with a wider audience. I’ve worked as a high school teacher and counselor and now I have my own educational consulting business, but the number of people I reach in a given year is limited. I know from experience there are a lot of students and families who have questions on college admissions and test prep.
Why me? There’s a lot of information out there on these topics, maybe too much information. I want to get past the hype and scare tactics and provide good, solid information people can use. I don’t want to focus on secret tips or tricks to “market and package” students; to me students aren’t manufactured goods! I don’t want to focus on the elite colleges; there are plenty of people doing that already and an overwhelming majority of high school students will NOT attend an Ivy League school. I just want to share advice based on my 16+ years of experience in this field.
Why a challenge? Well, if you know me, you wouldn’t have to ask that question. I’m competitive by nature and like to test my own abilities. Now I get to put my very new blog to the test. In the next 30 days, look for lots of information on the SAT and some highlights of college campuses I’ve visited this year.
The challenge is on!