What's been easy? Nothing! For me, nothing is easy about writing. I reread and retype constantly and still don't feel my words express the true meaning in my heart. It's good to be reminded of the difficulties writing brings when we saddle up next to a student who just can't seem to get the words to flow.
The challenge is to put words down on paper EVERYday. Now, those are words in a public community. It might be easier if the voice in my head was not whispering, 'someone may read your post and see how awful you write.' And, again, this reminds me to think about my students and how fragile they are about their skill and ability level.
There has been a few nights where I just don't think I write. Then I remember I'm not much a quitter and focus myself to write something. I try to do the kind of writing I ask my students to do; it helps to put one's self in their shoes.
The largest impact to-date is how powerful feedback is to a writer's motivation. I need to comment myself.
Thanks Two Writing Teachers for pushing me!