I haven’t posted much this summer. I guess it’s a combination of a new job, a good bit of travel, and a general need to take a bit of a break. As I consider getting back to it I find myself conflicted about my “beat.” This blog isn’t too focused anyway, but I’ve largely stayed away from the IT side of educational technology and focused more on the curriculum side instead. My new job as a Director of Technology means that I’m doing a lot more IT work than I used to. As a result, most of my thoughts about technology lately have had more to do with servers, software, and tech support.
So what does it mean to have a “successful” blog? Is it the number of readers? The personal reflection that happens in the writing process? There’s no one answer, of course, but part of the measure for me is my perception that what I write here is useful to the people who read it. (Except for my mom. She’d probably read this if I blogged about early 20th century monetary policy.) I hope that I can write about IT and technology in the curriculum and avoid alienating readers.
I guess I’ll take the chance. So stick with me as I add the geeky filling to the curriculum crust. I hope it will turn out to be a delicious combination.