Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Week 4 #9

Find a few library related Blogs and add them to Bloglines. So I went out on Technorati and just for ha ha's tried to find my school's blogs. Even though my library site wasn't listed, I was jazzed to find that the Asst Principal at my site is a blogger. Where HE finds the time is a good question. I feel so blessed to work with people like Brian, he's so supportive of the technology on campus. He was one of the first people to post to the blog I created after hearing about Jon Scieszka's Guys Read site.

The conundrum with blogging is this; if blogging is an anonymous way of getting your message out into the "blogosphere", how will you feel when your anonymity is blown? After all, there you are, sitting around at 1:30 AM in your PJs, writing about your day, trying your best to be philosophical, to really say something useful, hoping against hope, that someone out there is reading your blog. Then you find out that the person reading it is Jerry down the hall! Suddenly, you're second guessing yourself.
What I am trying to say is this; when we are blogging, we have to remember the lesson every sixteen-year-old girl learns, "Never write in your diary what you don't want your mom to know!" There can be no real expectation of privacy when you blog. Anyone can find it, your boss, your spouse, your best friend or worst enemy. It is best to remember this, and blog accordingly.

1 comment:

School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

Well said! Hope teenagers remember those wise words.