Archive for May, 2008

Writing about what I know – blogs?

May 18, 2008

I’ve heard that so many times on my writing journey. Yet, now I find myself in the middle of a project which I feel I don’t know very much about–blogging! The more I read the more I realize I don’t know, and the more I read about teachers who are using this great technology in their classrooms, the more I realize it will be difficult to write about something I can’t actually “test” live. Therefore, I will have to get creative and place myself in the situation, which writers also often have to do. I enjoy reading the tips and posts of teachers who blog with their students. It feels like a catch-22, having enough time to write, and finding time to gain experience in the topics about which I write. I ask God every day to lead me in this unconventional endeavor…

Blogs – a good thing?

May 17, 2008

A member of an online writer’s group in which I participate¬†(http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FCW/) recently posted this question: What do you like about blogging? It’s a good question to consider, especially in regards to educational blogging and this book I’m writing for classroom teachers. What do you like about blogging? I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts!

Blog

May 16, 2008

I’d like to do a major overhaul of this blog, but have absolutely no idea when I’ll get to it. When I do, though, I imagine it will give me valuable insight for the blog book I’m (still!) writing.

On another note, I’ve noticed there are a lot more people out there writing (and perhaps reading) blogs than there are posting comments on blogs! I’m not yet seeing the blog community as a truly interactive community. If anyone has experiences to the contrary to share, or examples of blogs where this is happening, I’d enjoy hearing about it.