Monday, August 20, 2007

31 Days: Days 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21

If you've been following along with the 31 Day Challenge, you may know that it's starting to wear thin. Nevertheless, I'm trying to keep up.

Not my thing. Next.

This task is about spreading germs. The germs of ideas and wisdom, that is.

The goal of this task is to write a post that links back to some of your greatest hits, unearthing those old treasures from way back when.

I've been looking at which search terms come up as readers find their ways to this blog. "Getting started in instructional design" seems to be a recurrent topic. A few months back I was on an instructional design writing rampage. To complete this task, I attempted to write a summary with some links to my story and other useful instructional design resources.

I think I do a pretty good job of engaging with those who comment here. It's at least half the fun. Then again, I'm not trying to stay on top of hundreds of comments a day.

Ask 'em what they want to read from you or what would be more helpful.

So. I'm not going to bother with a full-blown survey. Way too much effort at this point for this particular gal. (The other Chocolate Challenge participants are holding off on this until December. I may join in then -- we'll see.)

But I will ask my dear readers (informally, of course) if you have any thoughts as to how I can make this blog better? Particularly if you're a reader from the e-Learning field. Is there information that you would like to see more of? Are there topics that you are just burning to hear me expound upon?

Day 21: Make a Reader Famous (or another blog writer)

I do my best to share the blogging wealth. If there's a great comment thread in a post that I think people should read, I'll write a new blog post that points it out. When I come across a new resource or a new e-Learning blog, I spread the word. Most bloggers have much more interesting things to say than I do, and I'm always happy to point that out.

The more people who actively participate in the conversation, the more we can all learn from each other.

You can catch up with all of my 31 Days activity here:

31 Days: Days 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
31 Days: Days 8, 9, & 10
31 Days: Days 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 (I got my numbering off somewhere along the way)
31 Days: Days 1, 2 & 3

And check in with the other 31 Day Bloggers who are taking part in the great Chocolate Challenge:

Tim Davies
Kate Foy
Christine Martell
Michele Martin
Frances McLean
Alex Miller
Kate Quinn
Sue Waters
Laura Whitehead

1 comment:

Christine Martell said...

Here are a couple of things I would like to hear from you:

What has it been like to go from being an instructional designer working on more traditional platforms to one integrating Web 2.0? The former seems so much more linear, ordered and controlled. While the latter seems kind of like the Wild West. Where have the challenges been and what has helped?

What are the pros and cons of Blogger. What keeps you from making a switch to another platform?