How Do You Write Posts?

blogI have writing a few more blog posts recently, and while I enjoy the process of thinking about and then sharing some of my ideas, this is still somehow not second nature to me.

Granted, I have a number of fantastic role models (to name just a few!) in the connected and networked learning space — Rebecca Hogue, Laura Gogia, Maha Bali, Jenny Mackness, Frances BellSarah Honeychurch, and Autumm Caines — their seemingly constant and often in-depth articles that seem so thought-out and developed! They are both role-models (I wish I could write like that) and


There are writing suggestions, guides, and outlines.

and part of this involves thinking about why I DON’T write as much.

Teaching with WordPress via Curated Readings on Open Learning

While I have not finished processing my experiences with #rhizo15, I seem to have fallen into the clutches Dog_Blogof another fascinating, open course, Teaching with WordPress. For those who may be interested in checking it out, the Twitter tag and conversations occur here #TWP15.

Now, I have been using WordPress for years for my blog, though have not been doing much with it until recently.

One of the things that enticed me to register and attend Continue readingTeaching with WordPress via Curated Readings on Open Learning

Northern Voice 2008

I am considering attending Northern Voice 2008 in February. This is a Canadian blogging and social media conference that is very personal and personable. I met wonderful people there and had the opportunity to learn from many people who are very active in blogging, educational technology, and technology / social media consulting. I am considering proposing two ideas for discussion for the conference, both issues that I would like to discuss with others and learn more about (not to mention eventually research):

  1. Liveblogging – lots of people blog about events and conference while they are happening in real time, but there is little research about it. What do we know and what can we learn about this? Are there standards we can follow? Is there a way to make this more efficient or effective or useful for people? Are there limits in and around this?
  2. Tagging – we can tag blog posts, images, and even personal information. Are there any standards out there that can universally help people find this information? Should there be? How are people handling this now, and what else can we learn about this to make it more useful for others in our increasingly “social media” society? This issue was recently raised during a session in SCoPE, and I hope we can continue it F2F with others who could not join us online.

I hope others are interested in these two topics as well! I will propose them and hope for the best.

Northern Voice 2008

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