Here we go!

I’ve taken the plunge and decided to become a blogger. I want to learn as much as I can about the Web 2.0 world and think it would be a good idea to share what I am learning. I’m reading lots of blogs via my Google reader  and can see that sharing some of these amazing insights will be beneficial for others. One of the blogs I’m following is Commoncraft. I’m really impressed with what this small company is achieving. They create videos explaining Web 2.0 applications in a very easily understandable fashion. Have a look at their latest offering explaining Photo Sharing on the Web.

I’m going to be using this and other Commoncraft   videos in my information literacy teaching this year for both students and staff. What’s the point in me standing up and trying to explain Google Docs when they do it so much better in a simple 4 minute video!

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  1. Best of luck on the Blogging Journey, Jenny. It has given me wonderful returns, but does take a lot of persistence.

    Keep it up, write, connect with others, comment, and everything will fall into place.

    All the best, and I will be watching you. :-)

  2. jennylu

    Thanks Alec. You don’t know how excited I am to think that someone has actually read my blog! I read your blog all the time and love the videos you post. I really appreciate you taking the time to offer me support as I venture into this world.

    It’s really great to have established a link with you this early on. :)

  3. Hi Jenny, it’s great that you have decided to be a blogger. It’s a journey that I never regretted starting and it has taught me so much and made me so many connections. I love your idea about learning and sharing. Knowledge is one of those things that grow the more you give it away. I’m looking forward to reading more of what you write and share.

  4. Welcome, Jenny! I’ve read your blog too! This is the great trick of blogging — when you link to someone (particularly in a post) — those of us who track those things read the “backlink” to your blog post in technorati and can comment. This is something important to learn and it is part of having conversation!

    (I have a blog post Ten Habits of Bloggers that win that talks about this, however, you are already doing the right thing by linking and pinging technorati. I look forward to reading more about what you write!

  5. jennylu

    Thanks Jo and Vicki for taking the time to comment and encourage me.
    Jo, I may even get to see you in the flesh some day seeing as we teach in the same city.
    Vicki, thanks heaps for your tips – they’re really helpful. It’s an example of exactly what I love about this community; a willingness to share and extend everyone’s knowledge base – it’s what good teachers should do!

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