Monday, November 22, 2010

2010 Blogging Challenge

As Lee mentioned, a new blogging challenge is afoot.


Is that even the right usage of afoot? I have no idea because I had 57 parent-teacher conferences today. In all of them, I had to answer hard questions and basically lay out my teaching philosophy in 90 seconds or less. Here it is, parents: Digital media=good. Disengagement=bad.

Anyway, I've decided to write some rules for the challenge right here right now. I'm not really flexible on these rules, I don't think. Unless someone has a serious complaint. Let me know, and I'll consider it, but I'm not making any promises. As Dan likes to say, there's a difference between being bossy and being the boss. So.

We're supposed to try to come together to create, consume, and explore media and become a culture of people who do that and help each other. So here's what you need to do:

1. Create media 5 times per week. A blog entry counts as media, thank the lord. But, it's even cooler if you have other media embedded or linked.

2. Comment on other people's media creations every time they make them. We need strong support for our creations and a solid social connection!

3. Post 30 times between now and January 1. The idea is to do 5 days per week, but you can flex a little bit if necessary. That seems reasonable and fits with my teaching philosophy.

Let's do it. Here we go. If you're playing, comment and I'll link you in the sidebar.


Jim Hatten said...

WTF. I'm in. I'm kicking Dan's ass on this one. I'm going to be a posting machine: 3 Twitter accounts, my damned Faceplate account and now this ... God save the lot of us. I may do it at but I'll need to create a blog from scratch, coding like a neardy idiot, but that challenge on top of talking about a jelly sandwich Rachel dropped on the floor will make it all the sweeter.

You're going down. All of you.

Anonymous said...

I may have to start a blog and write boring stuff, and then I will become obsessed with the the counter and then depressed about no one reading my boring stuff. Geez! You guys are really making it difficult for the non-techno media person that I am. Ugh! I may need to get someone else I know involved to help me. Yikes!

Jill said...

KC! It was so fun to see you. How was your session? It is a bummer that we were slated for the same time.
We spent the rest of our time at Disney (obviously) and JJ had a blast - but we are home now and glad for that.
NCTEAR? Nothin' like Wisconsin in February... will I see you there in the new wheels?

kc said...

Jim - I added your URL, but it doesn't have a feed yet? I assume you know how to fix that, and if so, can you tell me too?

Nancy - PLEASE start a blog. I would love that and read and comment every day.

Jill - I'm totes driving the miniature van to Madison!! Are you talking there? I heard your NCTE session was great - I would have loved to have seen it!!

Martha Pettee said...

I want to play! Here I go!

dw said...

Obviously, I am in. Let's do this thing!