I was speaking to someone today who had spoken to a colleague who had declared that they had never read my blog and certainly had no intention of doing so.
It’s interesting the response that some people are having to the blogging phenomenon. I think a key factor which is influencing some people is that blogging is seen as being connected with ego. I also think this particular response is connected in some way to how people respond to “management”.
I have four thoughts in response:
1. My blog is having a major influence upon what I do and think (particularly the comments I receive).
2. It provides one window on education from my point of view – in that way it’s no more – or no less important – than any other person who keeps a blog on Exc-el, but what it’s what they do collectively in shaping and providing a balanced perspective on the process of education that makes it such a powerful medium.
3. Don’t read blogs it if you don’t want to – it will never become compulsory
4. We will communicate in other ways with people and will continue to do so.
However, I still think that we must be aware that the term “blog” has the potential to be an obstacle and perhaps we should be exploring alternative names…………? If the word only serves to exclude – rather than include – then it becomes serious handicap.