Twenty-Three Things: Setting Up a Blog

I’ve challenged some of my colleagues to take the 23 Things challenge to become more invested in online learning this summer. This website includes a 10-week game plan for learning some online learning and presenting methods that are useful for teachers, and that are appropriate activities for the age group we teach.  There are other 23 Things lists out there, I know, but this is the one that we’ve chosen to work with, and that I’ve decided to complete.

The previous two entries in this series are here:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Discovery

This week’s task is to “Set up a Blog”. And the list recommends using http://www.blogger.com

Forgive me.  I just can’t do it.  I have a blog here, on WordPress.  And given that I’ve used this site for years, I’m not going to go to some other website and start blogging there just because it has “blogger” in the title of the site. Besides which, although I know that from time to time it may be a good idea to start fresh, I’m not sure this is the right time.

That said, here’s where I’ve blogged over the years

  • LiveJournal
  • Gravity’s Grace, back when I did my own webhosting.
  • diaryland.com — I was at anselm23.diaryland.com, but it looks like they’ve finally taken that down
  • There’s a couple of other places I had things that weren’t exactly blogs, but more or less “writing on the web”, where I had student papers from my days in seminary. That would be around 1995, 1996.  I’ve been on the web a LONG time, and experimented with a lot of possibilities.

All of this is to say, I like where I am now.  And I’m likely to remain here.

The one thing I could do is register a domain name, and redirect you all to “Wanderinginthelabyrinth.org” or something like that… or to “andrewbwatt.com”.

Would you bother coming back, though?

20 comments

  1. Go with Andrebwatt.com. It’s who you are and have been. He will become someone else someday and you will be him too.

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