I have known about Ning for a while now and I have been a member of a couple different forums, Classroom 2.0 being one of them, but it has taken me a long time to set up my page and get into the discussions. I think my first impression of Ning was that it was very "busy" and I couldn't decide if it was the same or better than keeping a personal blog. I finally got around to setting this up and getting into the discussions and I am sad that it took me so long. A personal blog is great and it has proven to be an invaluable tool for reflection and development but I like the idea of everything in one place that Ning offers.

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Comment by Laura Gibbs on September 18, 2007 at 7:50am
That was my feeling, too, Brad! I keep some blogs relevant to my subject matter (Classics), but my blog on educational technology issues has its ups and downs; I just don't have a need to post to it often enough to make it a viable blog... but here at the Ning I can read and comment on things as they come up and are relevant to my interests. It's definitely been a better way for me to participate in an educational conversation than trying to keep an educational blog. I've been using this classroom2.0 ning for several months and have enjoyed it much more than I had anticipated. Some of the discussions aren't relevant to me at all... but I've also learned a lot just from seeing what topics do come up here. That's something that doesn't happen off in my own blogging world! :-)
Comment by Brad Davis on September 18, 2007 at 2:47pm
I am enjoying it as well and I am learning a lot. When you say classics do you mean classic literature. I taught high school English before I became an administrator. Could you direct me to some literature related blogs?
Comment by Laura Gibbs on September 18, 2007 at 3:19pm
That is a great question - I read all the Latin blogs (I do a Latin Proverb blog, for example), but I don't really keep up with the literature blogs - that would be a good topic for discussion here; I bet there are some people here at the ning who do literature and would have some great suggestions. :-)

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