Wow. I have to say I’m impressed by the tremendous response from students in Writ 095 and their willingness to go outside their comfort zones to create blogs. I know this has been a challenging and uncomfortable experience for some people; using technology like blogs–if a person is not used to it–can be incredibly frightening and frustrating. Despite that, many students have expressed interest and excitement in trying out this (relatively) new communication tool.
While not exactly “new,” blogs are still something most people have not tried. Until I decided to use blogs as a learning tool, I had never had my own blog either, and it has been a steep learning curve for me, too. My experience with Facebook has helped me feel less intimidated, but I have real respect for those of you who have not used much technology at all.
Your positive attitudes and willingness to “give it a go,” demonstrate a disposition and ability to take on new challenges and uncomfortable experiences. With that kind of an attitude, nothing can stop you. I am excited to start reading what you have have to say.