The Potentials for Blogging
Technorati Blogosphere Update
  • 200 million blogs
  • <1.5 million posts a day

Some Demographics of Bloggers
  • 63% of respondents say that blogging has led them to become more involved with things they’re passionate about as a result of blogging.
  • Respondents report that blogging has had chiefly positive impacts on their personal lives; just 6% say that relationships with friends or family members have suffered as a result of blogging.

My blog is at Weblogg-ed
  • Over 4,000 posts
  • About 1.1 million words
  • Over 18,000 comments

Benefits:
  • Motivation
  • Writing Skills
  • Reading Skills
  • Collaboration
  • Network Building
  • Community Building

Anne Davis' "Rationale for Blogging"

NCTE Literacies

Reading Blogs
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Blogging Platforms

Blogging the Verb
  • Posting assignments. (Not blogging)
  • Journaling, i.e. “This is what I did today.” (Not blogging)
  • Posting links (Not blogging)
  • Links with descriptive annotation, i.e. “This site is about…” (Not really blogging either, but getting close depending on the depth of the description.)
  • Links with analysis that gets into the meaning of the content being linked. (A simple form of blogging.)
  • Reflective, meta-cognitive writing on practice without links. (Complex writing, but simple blogging, I think. Commenting would probably fall in here somewhere.)
  • Links with analysis and synthesis that articulates a deeper understanding or relationship to the content being linked and written with potential audience response in mind. (Real blogging)
  • Extended analysis and synthesis over a longer period of time that builds on previous posts, links and comments. (Complex blogging)


Blogging in Professional Practice


Blogging in Classrooms


Policy and Pedagogy

Blog Bling

The Future of Blogs
  • More interactive
  • Widgets and Plugins
  • Convergence
  • Drupal
  • Moodle
  • Multimedia
  • Podomatic
  • YouTube