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The trials of blogging and how to water the plants

Posted by Illya on 7 July 2011

Hi Folks
I’ve sadly been neglecting this blog, but hope that once summer is over I can dust it off and be a bit more regular in posting.
But that’s just it, isn’t it. The reason so many blogs fail to take off is the amount of time necessary to keep it updated and the motivation to continue posting . Blogging does require time, and quite often time seems to be scarce for even the very wonderful delights in life, such as family, travel, or relaxation. So it can tend to slip to the end of the priority list. I’m now trying to set it a bit higher.

On the other hand, blogging can be inspiring and a window to other cultures, ways of thoughts and points of views. This, together with the potential I found through blogging for teaching adults, is indeed why I took to it. You blog to be read, to communicate, to shout out the the world, not to recieve and echo, but differences of opinions, another side to the coin, and yes, confirmation.

So now, my dear reader, and I know you are out there by the statistics WordPress kindly reveals to me, I set you a task to keep this blog spiffy and shiny. It doesn’t take a lot of time, nor energy on your part, but it might take a moment of reflection.

(c) Damon Hart-Davis

Click on the “comment” button at the end of this post and say hi. Respond to this post with your own thoughts- be they ever so short. Read the comments before yours and reply to them in addition to or instead of to the post. You will find me joining in the discussion and the blog blossoming with ever more posts in shorter intervals, like a slumbering flower with a bit of water the shine of the sun.

If you want to respond to The Techy Column in the ETAS Journal, then this is also the place to do it. I’m looking forward to reading and responding to your comments!


3 Responses to “The trials of blogging and how to water the plants”

  1. spl2 said

    Hi Illya, enjoy the summer and holidays (if you get any). Blogs do take up time, but are a worthwhile experience.

  2. hazel trepp said

    Yes I read your blog and am doing what you told me to do!
    Steve is right – blogs do take up time – shamefully, I am only reading your July entry towards the end of October after an autumn holiday.
    But maybe by taking your course on Wikis, it will inspire me to write to my friends and students.

  3. etasblog said

    Hazel, I hope you were inspired! And I hope it was worth the invested time.
    Blogs and wikis are quite different in how they can be used. Each require a rather different approach, but luckily can be used side by side.
    I’m looking forward to hearing about your digital work in the classroom!!

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