CPD23ites have only dipped a small toe in the blogging pool and are tentatively finding their way around. (= snap that's exactly how I feel).
I've learnt that by the simple act of commenting you:
- Give to others
- Generate new ideas
- Get practice in writing
When I first started my blog, I tried to hide it under a bushel - but this goes against its whole ethos. Blogging is all about conversation and relationships. And now I'm inspired to put my blog forward to be listed as a Cilip Blogger. Hopefully this will spark new contacts and opportunities further down the line.
Still though a number of questions remain floating around in my head - such as:
- Do you get more hits by making critical comments?
- Should you be the first to comment?
- How much time and effort should you spend in commenting?
- Who really has the motivation to comment - is it always the same people?
If you have the answers to any or all of these questions please let me know.
However, what I secretly enjoyed, just as much as commenting was marvelling at the creativeness and attractiveness of the bloggers taking part in the CPD23 programme - who can but marvel at blogs with titles such as 'Aude Sapere', 'Simple Things to Make Do and Mend', 'Digressions of a Sponge for Knowledge' or 'Diarrhoea of a Madwoman' - brilliant!