Sunday, March 28, 2010
Creating Community through Commenting: I will admit that I am a more of a lurker than a contributer while I'm reading blogs. Darren Rowse gave his readers some great tips in his blog post titled "10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog" that I will remember to use, such as asking questions and writing open-ended comments in my posts. I also enjoyed reading Meredith Farkas's post about sharing your knowledge and your personal experiences with others, which can be done as sharing your wisdom on your blog as well as posting comments on other people's blogs. It was interesting reading my classmates' blogs to see how far they are in the "23 Things" and to learn what's in store for me when I encounter the upcoming "Things" on the list. I posted my comments to let them know I appreciate their insight. I also left comments on my high school classmate's recipe blog and on The Book Whisperer's blog. My high school classmate is very creative, and I wish I was that talented in the kitchen. The Book Whisperer always has great advice for other teachers and librarians. I plan to become more of a contributor than a lurker so that I can share my knowledge and learn from others while reading blogs.