THE BLOGSo why blog? It's true, there's definitely an attention whore in me that enjoys the idea of people reading/paying attention to something I do but I don't think that will get me any further than Letterman's Stupid Dog Tricks. This blog is a place of exploration for me. It's an opportunity for me to reflect on things that I'm doing (such as running, reading, edumacating) or new projects and challenges I'm interested in. I also love the idea of a dialogue with any and all that stop by this blog. I wish I could say the blog had a specific purpose, but it has morphed regularly over the years from something I use with my students, to somewhere I post miscellaneous thoughts to somewhere I post updates on my projects. That's part of why I like the blog because it is such a flexible space and I take full advantage of that.
I don't anticipate much of what I write to be profound. It's more a mixture of observations, experiences, thoughts, and ideas that I feel like putting into words. I also don't think all of what I say will be set in stone, but more like a launching point for discussing the topic. I'm channeling my thoughts but with hopes that others will channel theirs and through that, learning and growth will occur. It sounds a lil wishy-washy, sure. But it's how I've come to enjoy the most rewarding experiences. That being said, if you read something here that grabs your attention, I encourage you to comment, email, or share out the post with others.
Connecting With the BlogIf you want to connect with this blog and readership (all 3 of them), I invite you to contact me and discuss what ideas you have in mind. I'm game for link-swapping, cross-promotions, cross-blogging, or other interesting ideas if you think we have common audiences who might be interested.
Commenting On This BlogI really welcome comments. I value the different views and ideas shared through dialogue. The only reason I will delete a comment is if it falls into one of the following categories:
1. Blatant spam.
2. Blatantly incendiary and provocative without a clear purpose (e.g. just posting a litany of swears, insults, etc).
Otherwise, I'm usually open to what people have to say. I would prefer to keep things respectful and should something cross over in ways that I find are unacceptable, I'd do my best to address it first before deleting the comment.