I’m just getting more and more amazed by the really great K-12 edublogging that has been cropping up in the last six months or so. Not just in number but in quality. There is no doubt that the Read/Write Web is finding its way into the classroom. I’ve got more teachers out there than I know what to do with, which is a good and bad thing. Good, obviously, in that I’m learning so much. Bad in that I’ve really been struggling to keep up with it all.
I’ve got 97 names on my edublog roll, and it seems like I’m adding someone new at least a couple of times a week. As the quality of the content increases, I’m finding the quantity just can’t stay the same. Used to be I scanned a lot of the posts; now I find myself reading closely more and more. So I’m at a point where I need to make it more manageable.
I hate the idea of paring the list for fear of what I’ll miss. But I keep thinking that the whole point of blogs is finding and filtering the good stuff, and if I can manage reading 75 quality bloggers on a daily basis, I’m not going to miss too much of importance anyway.
Next month, I’ll be celebrating four years as a blogger, and I can tell you when I started, there were only about four teachers in this universe. The mere fact that there are hundreds of teacher/bloggers out there now just blows me away…very cool!
Will, if you can manage to read 75 blogs a day, I’m VERY impressed! It’s all I can do to manage about 3!
Mind you, yours (& Steven Downes) are two of the main ones I read, and you are both pretty good at filtering, as far as I can tell.
Dennis G. Jerz says
So what’s happening is you’re announcing a “friends cut”? (The social blogging practice of calling for comments from people who want to remain on your blogroll, and cutting whoever doesn’t respond.)