With over 50 million blogs out there it could be assumed that everyone knows how to read a blog and how to interact by making a comment. Being new to blogging myself I often find myself promoting the benefits to colleagues however this can seem like a daunting task with so many blogs out there.
Where do you start? ‘What are some good blogs to read’ and ‘How do you make a comment?
I tend to read educational blogs and for me they are usually blogs that are reflective of practice and pedagogy or blogs that share resources.
Blogs are archived in order of the last post so they tend to be laid out in a last in first out style. Depending on the theme the blogger has chosen the widgets such as the calendar, cluster maps or the archive usually appear in the columns to the side with the main posts appearing in the middle column.
Don’t be put off by thinking it will take a long time to stay on top of all that reading. Most blogs I tend to read have short posts or share great resources and ideas with many reader comments generated. It really doesn’t take a lot of time to keep up with the blogs you like to read.
Blogging is a great way to stay up to date, share ideas, reflect and collaborative with others. There is a supportive and friendly community out there and it is great for increasing your learning network. Commenting on a blog is a great way to express or clarify your thoughts, reflect on a post, challenge an idea or expand on a post by adding more links or resources. It’s a great way to get the conversation going.
Below are a few blogs that I like to read.
What blogs do you read?
Do you have a particular favourite?
Do you tend to make comments?