She has started working on her Masters Degree in Educational Technology. As part of the curriculum, she had to create a blog and use it to write reports on the topics covered in class. The students are encouraged to read each others blogs and comment.
She hates it.
She has always felt that blogs were self-indulgent and pointless, and for the most part, I agree. But I do find the purpose for which she is using it, to be quite intriguing. Not to mention the fact that I find her writing to be incredibly articulate and brilliant!
I'm definitely not kidding. Just go take a look for yourself.
Of course I've added her to my links.
So, you're thinking, why do I blog if I think it is self-indulgent and pointless? I've been trying to figure that out myself ever since I started. There are times when I enjoy putting my thoughts into words and trying out my writing skills. There was a time in my life when I thought that I would be a writer. But life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans. (can't remember who that quote is from. Vonnegut?)
I also would like to record some of my adventures for my kids to read some day. But I've really made a poor show of that. I mean, I post a story about drinking tequila in Vermont, but neglect writing about riding my bicycle across the United States, or going to Alaska when I was 19 with $50.00 in my pocket, or being a subject in a medical study done by Harvard Medical School. I really need to apply myself.
The posts that I really enjoy, and actually go back and read, are the ones on my dad, my grandmother, and Francisco Cuevas. In fact, the one on Francisco has become the number one Google hit when you search for him. I've gotten lots of comments and personal e-mails on that one. That's kinda cool, don't you think?
Anyway, that's some of my thoughts for today. The next post i would like to do is on my current reading list. I've been reading some really exciting non-fiction lately, as well as some mind candy, all of which I'd like to comment on. Stay tuned! (Yeah, right)