(This is the last title in the theme, I promise.) So I just have to point to “my” bloggers at Seton Hall once again as they are really getting pretty inspired and inspiring. One of them is now suggesting they try to collaboratively write an article for Educational Leadership magazine about their blogging experiences.
In a few days we will have been bloggers for three months! As I look back over this experience, I realize that I have learned a lot about the possibilities of this tool, about what’s being discussed and debated in the well-established blogs I’ve subscribed to through Bloglines, and most importantly, I’ve gained even more respect for my fellow members of Cohort IX. The depth and variety of the posts in the Seton Hall Weblog stretch my thinking, challenge my opinions, lead me to make connections and inspire me to try new things.
How cool is that? And I have to tell you, I haven’t been doing a very good job of tending that blog garden, of synthesizing their work in the “mother blog” or commenting back to their work in much more than rapid fire response. They’ve been slowly gaining momentum on their own, and of late, more and more have been joining the conversation, finding the time to post, understanding the benefits of reading and sharing. Now this group has been together for over a year, which I’m sure has something to do with it, and they have more than a year left in their program. It’s an interesting dynamic.
There is energy in what they are doing, and I’ve been really pleased to see the extent to which many of them have taken part. As always, I’m sure they would love to hear from benevolent outsiders with encouragement or ideas.