Maybe its a little pretentious to identify with Eva Perón from Evita, but it’s about as far-removed as likening The World of Blogging to the people of Argentina, right?
But, if we want to take this metaphor a little uncomfortably far, one could say that I have neglected this darling blog to whore around with other blogs. In my defense, but with a large amount of apology regardless, I didn’t have a terrible amount of choice in all of it! I had to let it happen, to quote today’s song of choice.
Those pesky masters classes I’ve been taking (and when I say pesky, I mean wondrously educational) have made me channel all of my blogging into a ning. . . which is acceptable, but not the same.
It occurred to me today, as I frustratedly waded my way through not one, not even two, but THREE ning browser failures (not to mention numerous Chrome system crashes) that all my blogging efforts were being channeled into the work side of nings, to the detriment of . . . basically everything.
It would not speak well of my multi-tasking abilities as an educator if the only thing keeping me from posting on one blog was another single blog! I mean, any good teacher should be able to keep more than one blog in the air, right? But actually, despite my blogging-as-a-student, my ever-present fever/sickness and the whirlwindy beginning of the school year, I have also been caught up in a blog competition endeavor (a blogetition?) with my dear, infuriating and highly competitive older brother. And, let me tell you, nothing distracts a girl from her First Blog like a little healthy competition. . . which is a blatant double-entendre if you’ve checked out my other blog.
This brings us to my epiphany of the day. I decided that, who knows? Maybe you might be interested in my quasi-scholarly pursuits and my increasing fascination with technology-use in my classroom. With this magnanimous thought in mind, I will be sharing a smattering of non-DIY-related and occasionally serious-toned posts with you. . . and revitalizing my fun-only posts as well.
So, this is me, keeping my blogger’s promise through the wild days; my mad existence. Don’t keep your distance!