How do I blog thee? Let me count the ways...
Guhlinhave both 'tagged' me to discuss how I blog, think about blogging,
create my blog posts, etc. I'm usually happy to play along, so here goes...
- Like everyone else, I blog on stuff that crosses my radar screen. My ideas
might come from electronic sources such as blogs, web sites, podcasts, etc. or
they might come from more traditional print resources. I probably
tap into some literature sources that most other edubloggers don't. For example,
I not only live in the educational blogosphere but I also live in the world of
educational leadership academia, research, and practice. Accordingly, I'm
reading educational administrator practitioner magazines and research journals, attending conferences,
listening to academic presentations, staying in touch with all of the major
educational leadership and educational research associations, and so on. Good
print and/or local resources can be excellent idea generators for blog posts and
go beyond the same education blogs that we all read.
some value to it rather than just post about it. My recent modifications of Karl
Fisch's Did You Know? videoand Christian
Long's Future of Learning manifestoare examples of this. So is the aggregation
of various quotes from the blogospherethat I did last September. When I'm
'adding value' to something it's because I need it in a different format for my
own teaching or presentation purposes, not because the original is
rather than just being reactive. For example, my two series last fall on blogging
for administratorsand gaming,
cognition, and educationwere both planned well in advance of the actual
blog posts occurring. I like to identify areas of need for administrators and
other educators and then try to create resources that I think will help them. I
am a strong believer that we
need to be creating resources for educators to help them in their jobs, not
So there it is: nothing earth-shattering. I think the key is to write
passionately about stuff that interests you. If it fires you up, it will fire
others up too and they will find you and stay with you. Remember that you don't
always need to come up with 'original content.' Adding a new perspective to
others' contentor making interesting connections across others' content also
works quite well. Don't forget to use all of the tools at your disposal to
others' posts, creative post titles, trackbacks, blogrolls, begging, etc. It all helps.
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