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Why don’t Trainers Blog?


Over the last few months I’ve learnt so much via blogging and connecting with others. I’m really grateful to all those people who are listed on my blogroll who have shared ideas and information openly and unconditionally.

Something that I don’t understand is why don’t more trainers and learning & development professionals in the UK blog? I have tried to generate interest via Training Zone by kicking off a blog back in April. I put a post in my blog hoping that this would encourage others to blog and share.

I must be going wrong somewhere or maybe I’m not looking in the right places.

Any ideas?

Lynn Wernham

9 Responses

  1. Good question
    Hi Lynne,

    Very good question. Blogging is one of those things that, until you try it, you don’t really understand its value – both for you and the people you are working with.

    I find that the people who blog are those who already have a bigger picture of learning than just the training room / classroom. Blogging and reading RSS feeds is an efficient way of connecting and reflecting.


  2. there are probably a thousand reasons…
    I use the questions that other people post at “Any Answers” as a way of making myself consider problems that I have and haven’t encountered before.
    This helps me to learn either by reflecting on my own and others experience or by tackling problems that I wouldn’t otherwise come across. Consequently rather than blogging myself I strain the value from this website.
    I publish some of my learning each month on my own website as a Learning Log and publicise this to a mailing list of prospective clients.
    That is my answer

  3. Reasons why Trainers fon’t blog
    It’s an interesting question: Here’s a quick brain storm of potential reasons:

    I don’t know how to blog
    I don’t know which sites to blog on
    I can’t see the point
    I don’t have enough time
    It’s yet another distraction
    I already use Facebook, You Tube why should I blog?
    I’m confused about the whole issue
    I’ve survived without blogging so far..

    Personally I do blog. So name your favourite five blog sites

  4. When is a learning log not a blog?
    Rus said “I publish some of my learning each month on my own website as a Learning Log and publicise this to a mailing list of prospective clients.”

    That sounds like a blog to me! The only things missing from his site ( that would make it fit my understanding of a blog are:

    – RSS feed so people can subscribe to the learning log
    – Comments so people can interact with what Rus is writing
    – Dates so people can see when things were published

    For a brilliant example of a learning log / blog see: (Don is Director of Education at East Lothian council)


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