Sunday, February 27, 2005

The Beginning

We have been asked if we would particpate in weekly and monthly "gatherings" with others in the group. That sounds like someting I would want to do, but I wonder if I really would. Monthly might be OK, but I don't see doing anything weekly. What I think would be more valuable would be us continuing to post and to read and comment on each others' blogs. That is where the real impetus to continue blogging will come from. At least that's how it is for me.

I have to admit that I was shocked and amazed when I read Anne Davis' post the other day on Edublog Insights. I thought the title, Random Thoughts, sounded familiar, but as I began to read, I realized her post was about my blog. Now THAT is something that will keep me blogging.

Another strong impetus for me came from Nathan. In a comment to one of my posts, he said "Please don't stop writing here ... or if you do, let me know where to point my aggregator :D" Another strong motivator for me!

I was tempted to say that we could continue to use the Yahoo group to communicate, too, but I think I won't. What we need to do now is learn to communicate with each other through our blogs. That is, after all, the focus of this session. By continuing to blog, we are saying "Thanks" to Bee and Aaron and Graham for all their effort.

I know that some people need time to really get into anything new, so I am going to keep everyone in my aggregator list for awhile. I want to contiue to read your posts -- and I would like to read posts from some of you who haven't written for awhile.

Trite as it may sound, I think this is the true beginning of our lives as bloggers.


Graham said...

This is great, Nancy. I'm happy thatyou're going to keep on blogging.

Helping moderate this course has been a great learning experience for me, and I've been able to get a much better idea about how blogs can work as communication tools between both students and teachers.

I look forward to reading more on your blog in the future

aaron said...

You said it so well. Continuing to blog is what will really keep us learning from one another as time passes. I will be following what you write closely. See you again soon!