I have taken up the Edublog Challenge for Personal Blogging. This, as I see it, falls into my page of research. Though not as formal as what the university requires, I see value in exploring these avenues of thinking, especially if I can be motivated to generate more writing. This challenge has definitely helped me tap into a flow of writing that had plateaued and all but stopped during the fall semester.
In learning more about widgets, I can see how useful they can be – and how much they can add to the busyness of a blog site. Of course, I want people to be able to share my blog posts. It would also be nice to know how many people have visited my site and where they are located in the world. I’m still working on these pieces because, again, it is easy to cram too much into a blog site, which will make it less reader-friendly.
I’m interested in feedback on the site and the widgets. What do readers think are the most interesting items on a blog site?