What I hope to get at by the end of this ramble is how, to me, in my opinion, this is not a universal rule… the power and enticement of blogging is the sense of ownership of a place of your own making. You own it, it is a reflection, sometimes fun house mirror distorted, of yourself. It is what the storytellers refer to as “finding your voice” (and using it). You are an editorial board of one, and the review process is instantaneous…
Absolutely, yes, thrice yes… this is why it’s centred communication, this is why group blogs suck in education, this is why he is totally totally right in that “we should not overlook the value and power of ownership of personal spaces” and this is the whole frickin’ point of the matter: PERSONAL PRESENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!
The funny thing is that, the more I write, the more I come back to what I’ve written… this is the first post I ever posted, and guess what… it’s going on about the same thing!
Oh, and I should add that nobody… *nobody*… has ever asked me to guest blog… :(
Unless they want me of course, I have the quasi-academic leanings… the social softwareology… the booming project… the crowd pleasing antics… the… oh, sod it ;)