My New Year's Blogging Resolutions

I resolve to blog at least once a day. Short or long, ill- or well-considered, focused or rambling, a post is better than silence, and I have learned to my cost how difficult it is to sustain momentum when I skip a day, or two, or ten. This blog has been a crucial part of my own teaching and learning for over three years now. It deserves more care and feeding than I’ve been giving it. Nothing against slow-blogging and its magnificent practitioners–but I feel I need the daily discipline.

I resolve to comment on at least one blog each day. Comments that grow into blog posts of their own don’t count. 🙂

I resolve to prune my Bloglines list and keep current with my personal suite of trusted and inspiring experts.

My thanks to my readers, and to those whose blogs have played, and continue to play, a crucial role in my work. Now more than ever, blogging matters, and I claim the humble, silly-sounding word “blogger” as a badge of honor.

Happy New Year.

8 thoughts on “My New Year's Blogging Resolutions

  1. As usual my antennae will be tuned in waiting to see what you say. Maybe I’ll even try to start blogging everyday too.
    I’ll leave comments on your half-baked ideas if you leave comments on my half-baked ones : )

  2. Now there’s a resolution I can get behind (for you that is). I’m trying to think of a catchy slogan analogue to “More Rock, Less Talk” — but in your case I want the talk as well…

    Here’s to 2008!

  3. Hey Dr. C

    I was trying to tell a friend the other day about the talk you gave on music at the end of the spring 07 semester, but it´d be much better if she saw it herself! I thought I remembered seeing it on here, but I may have imagined it…is it?

    Happy New Year from Mexico!

  4. @shannon You, of course, got my first New Year’s comment. 🙂

    @Br*ans Gentlemen, a Happy New Year to you too, and thanks as always for the encouragement. Always great to get a boost from two of my main inspirations. I’d have never started this blogging (or is it blugging?–no apologies to Lessing) if it weren’t for you two.

    @Rebecca Mexico! Where? The commenter just above you spent two years (I think that’s right) teaching in Mexico. I’ve only been to Tijuana–not a great visit, sad to say–but I’d love to see more of Mexico at some point. What takes you down that way? Oh, and the presentation audio (no video, sorry) is on the blog here. Thanks for thinking of me, and Happy New Year!

  5. Such a great resolution!
    I’ll be reading, with great interest, everything that dances around in your soul. Oh, and Happy New Year Gardner! I have no resolutions but my new year did get off to a pretty good start ( it’s on my blog)

    I’ll be hearing you soon :o)

  6. I´m in San Cristobal de las Casas, volunteering with an organization that does human rights observation in villages in Chiapas. Their site´s under construction, but you can read some about it here http://www.capise.org.mx/?q=taxonomy/term/2 We go out for about a week at a time to rural communities, and the rest of the time I´m in San Cristobal – it´s a beautiful town..I´d recommend it if you go to Mexico again!

    Thanks for the link to the presentation, and your blog of course; I always enjoy reading it.

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