“Who is taking a picture of me?” This during my last presentation at UNITEC.
This 3+ year old photo was recently discovered by Karen (partially in the left side), and was taken in one of the workshops I did during a visit to New Zealand in November 2004. This workshop, or BlogShop, [link is dead, try later version of BloggerShop] was your run of the mill introduction to blogging, and I had the participants run out to Blogger and create their own blogs, on the spot.
Some how Karem found the photo and took the time to write a nice comment, where she shared that she has been blogging since and having her students blog as well.
She blogs as Karen’s Blog on her teaching and travels, did her own version of a blog workshop as Taking control: How can blogs support students in their language learning?, has a shared blog with some colleagues where they share what they are reading, and used the original blog she made in the workshop as a travelogue for trips to Thailand, Australia, and India.
This is about as exciting a thing to discover as a workshop presenter, that people take what you throw at them in an hour session, and go much farther than you might even dream about. In fact, looking at the other blogs from these workshops, its nice to see that some played out a bit, some did not, but that’s okay.
I have to give a big nod to Google for not chopping off the 3 year-old blogs, many of them inactive, but even at a one post blog, they are a small ripple in the blogopshere.
Thanks Karen, and keep on blogging! And the power of this single comment has me mulling over an idea of something new to do, blog-wise.
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