Ripples

Well, as I wrote about in my first entry, I was not sure if I would prioritize my time enough to be a faithful blogger… at least a contributor. I have been a reader/lurker for a long time now. I have learned a great deal from reading other blogs, namely Will Richardson’s Weblogg-ed, Ewen McIntosh’s edu.blogs, Tim Lauer’s Education/Technology, Scott Mcleod’s Dangerously Irrelevant, Steve Dembo’s teach42, just to name a few. There are so many more and as many folks have written, it is impossible to read and keep up with them all. And I like what Steve Dembo recently wrote about being more than a reader and even contributor to the blogosphere – rather an intellectual community whose joint contributions lead to action being taken and change taking place. I have had many impressions at times that the educational blogging community has simply digitized griping and complaining. Don’t get me wrong – this is not my overall impression at all. I just get annoyed when I read blogs that come across as digital teachers’ lounges. In the same way that these teachers’ complaints lead to nothing changed and improved, so do these types of blog entries lend themselves to the same type of discourse. However, here I am complaining 🙂  On that epiphany, I close this entry, ashamed of myself.

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5 Comments on “Ripples”


  1. How could you complain so much [cue: wagging finger and frown] 😉 I tend not to moan at all on my blog just because I see it as a record for myself of the wonderful things I see as I visit schools or the web. Looking forward to getting some insights from yourself.

  2. Stephen Ransom Says:

    Yes, I know. That is why I had to qualify that statement in saying that this was not my overall impression… and that I have benefitted so much from all of the great blogs out there that serve to inform, challenge, question,… I promise to remain a blogger of the latter. And, if I slip, I know that those such as yourself will hold me accountable to a higher calling. Thanks for dropping by.

  3. Scott McLeod Says:

    Welcome to the blogsosphere! I look forward to reading your thoughts!

  4. Tracy Rosen Says:

    Luckily in this forum we can choose to read the blogs with which we find an affinity. I have yet to find myself trapped in a staff room at lunch with a whiny blog 😉

  5. Stephen Ransom Says:

    Here Here!


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