I usually don't do much metablogging - blogging about how I go about blogging, but this is an issue that I have continued to try to deal with for quite a while and I'm still trying to figure out. I figured some other aspiring blogger might get something from hearing this litany of errors from which I've grown.
This blog started out primarily as a simple training log for the benefit of myself and my students. When I discovered that other folks were following my blog, I started changing my format to accommodate a wider interest. Part of this has been a continual attempt to re-work my training logs so that I retain some value for myself and my students but I don't let my other readers eyes glaze over from the tedium.
- I started out with long, verbose training logs
- Then I went with condensed summaries, but these were much the same every time
- For a while I tried weekly lesson plans
- I also tried going back and updating some of the older training logs with more up-to-date info and commentary
- Then I went back to the condensed summaries
For instance, in this last class, we spent a lot of time on warmup, ukemi, and floating throws, but the "one thing," the "aha! moment" was...
- Floating throws accentuate uke's upward motion just a touch at the peak in order to unhook them from the earth (their power source), then you push or pull them off their base when they try to regain connection with the earth (during an otoshi).
Let's see how these "One things" work for a while.