Nice to be back up and posting again after such a long absence. It was really frustrating trying to navigate the server issues, and we’re still not done trying to bring the rest of my sites back to life on our local server. But as with anything else, there is a bright side to all of this. First, I’ve been forced to get a lot more comfortable with Frontier, and it’s starting to make a bit more sense to me. I’m not as afraid to dig into it…not sure if that is a good or a bad thing, but at least I feel like I have a better handle on how to maintain it.
Second, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a reminder every now and then that things can break, and that nothing in technology is perfect…far from it. In there is the reminder as well that technology is not the most important thing in life. While at first I was literally depressed at the problems that were occurring, when I finally gave myself up to the fact that there was nothing I could do about it and started focusing on other important aspects of my life, it was very freeing. After cranking out content on this site for about a year and a half on a pretty consistent basis, it has become a part of my routine. And I still value and enjoy the process of blogging…the reading, thinking, sharing, reflecting process that I think is so important to my own learning and to my students’ learning. This site is something I am very proud of.
But I’m also attached to my kids and my wife and my place and my friends who have sometimes taken a back seat to all of this. And my forced exile did much to ground me in that very important side of my life. So…it’s nice to be back at it with a bit of perspective. Now that I’m off of the school server, I’m going to add back the “Personal” Department and seek a bit more balance. But there is still so much thinking and work to be done regarding Web logs…balance might still be hard to achieve.