Commonly used platforms for professional blogging:


Blogger

WordPress

EduBlogs

Typepad


Why should you blog?

To Blog or Not to Blog - great post about the pros and cons of both writing and reading blogs.
Reluctant Bloggers - a Tech & Learning blog post about blog writing myths.
Student and Teacher Blogs that Succeed - another Tech & Learning post about how to maintain successful blogs
Blog, Blogged, Blogging to Blog, Blogger - blog post from Steve Dembo about the flexibility and variations of the word 'blog'
As a Blogger, How Do You Define Success? - another Dembo post contemplating what successful means in a blogging terms


Blogroll - a list of blogs we suggest you check out!

Media Matters - blog from NETA 2009 keynote speaker Hall Davidson.
Tammy's Technology Tips for Teachers - blog from NETA 2009 featured speaker Tammy Worcester
Learning In Hand - Tony Vincent's blog on the best educational uses for handled technology.
Free Tech 4 Teachers - A blog constantly updating resources of the best resources and uses of technology in education.
Teachers Love SMART Boards - a blog dedicated to the latest tips and resources with the SMART Board
Weblogg-ed - blog from past NETA keynote Will Richardson dealing with practical discussions of educational change

Nebraska Educator Blogs

Avenue 4 Learning - Michelle Baldwin
Deanna's Digital Digest - Deanna Stall
Technology Fridge - Josh Allen
Nebraska Change Agent - Beth Still
Ed Tech Studio - Jason Everett
South Titan Government Blog - Ray Keller, NETA 2009 Excellence in TEACHING with Technology Award winner
Teach 42 Morrow - Katie Morrow


Other resources


Links to Educational Blogging - by Support Blogging , a wiki of educational bloggers
Cover It Live - a site that lets you easily embed a live blog to your existing blog. Great for real time discussion with students or other colleagues
30 Days to Being a Better Blogger - Great month long "workshop" shared by Steve Dembo of DEN to make your blog better.