Mrs. 4444 (does she stop when her odometer rolls past 4444?) who is a teacher and if you didn't know that you probably have not been to her site and read the Friday assignments called Friday fragments. You should visit her blog. Here is my FF assignment slightly late but I don't know if she takes off points for that.
(picture has nothing to do with Mrs. 4444)
This past week I did a blog related thing I have not done before. A first for me. I wrote a guest post that was posted over on Eternal Lizdom. The whole experience was fun, rewarding and much better than driving in Chicago traffic.
Also this past week I got an interesting link from a blogging friend and exchanged some thoughts with him about a subject getting some media attention lately - dangers of social online networks. Here's the link http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/world_news_america/8999235.stm
I suspect my friend would have blog about this himself but he quit blogging. Before I jump on that tangent, I want to recommend that BBC article and in particular the short clip of Clay Shirky included on the page.
Here's a piece of what I wrote back to my friend Dave:
...(now sounding like the old fart) Today's kids are the guinea pigs of this social networking that can be carried around in their hands. I'm writing this on a laptop and that's as mobile as I care to go with social web interaction. I'm not at all interested in twitter. Facebook is OK but I like the blogging much better...
About that tangent idea (did you forget already?), Dave applied his talent in creating a number of blogs and but now for the time being has quit. If you have been blogging for oh say more than 18 months and have paid any attention to other blogs, you have seen the same thing. If I thought hard (but I don't really want to) I could list 5 or 6 blogs that I followed and they just quit. Real life does happen. It reminds me of the running of Forrest Gump.
One last fragment that brings me back to that
wacky cheesehead lovely teacher (hey do you know FIB means to a Wisconsin resident?) Mrs. 4444. One of her fragments mentioned blog follower numbers and their importance. I agree completely, it's the quality not the quantity. But, if you are a quality person (you have read this far so you probably are) please consider following. One use of these follower gadgets is finding like minded blogs.