Thursday, May 29, 2008

How Well Do You Know Your Edubloggers

Somehow I ended up on the blog of Sue Waters today where she discussed trust in the blogosphere.  It was a response to a post by Stephen Downes.   Which then led me this cool quiz Steve Dembo created that started the controversy.  Despite the accusation about receiving payment for advertising the product Steve used to create the quiz, I thought it would be interesting to see how I did on the quiz.  I didn't do so bad and I learned of a few more people I can add to my blog reader, including Jennifer Dorman, Jen Wagner, Kevin Honeywell, Doug Johnson, Joe Brennan, and a couple more.   Steve did note that he could not add all the Edubloggers out there.  I know I enjoy reading thoughts from many more of you out here, whether a small following or large.  We are all here to learn from each other. 

Enjoy the quiz.  I think I'll have to check out MyStudiyo now.  

Friday, May 23, 2008

Switching Blogs

Okay, I have decided to use annelisewojo for my professional online presence which means I am switching my blog and gmail account use so that:

annelisewojo is used for professional online learning community
woitulewicz is used for my personal online learning community

Whew. I'm glad I have that settled. Now I can start with a fresh blog here. I will work on building content over the next few weeks.....or days....depending on my sleep I am willing to give up.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Professional versus Personal Web Presence

I have been teaching myself about using many of these web tools for creating and publishing information, thoughts, pictures, videos, etc to the world. I am finding that I have some things that are more professionally related and others that are personal. Instead of mixing the two, it seems best to create two different blogs for each purpose.

The problem is I want to keep my logon and account names the same for all professional related sites and the same for all personal related sites. I have used annelisewojo in my professional career for many things so I will try to transition to using that for professionally related sites and 'woitulewicz' for my personal side. With that being said......I needed to do some clean up. My original blog here was tied to my woitulewicz account. I am going to try and recreate it under this new annelisewojo account I just created. I'm not sure if I'm giving myself more work or not but I'm feeling like in the long run I will be glad I separated them. Currently I have a mix match going on. I wonder how everyone handles this dilemma. Is it standard practice to maintain multiple blogs for multiple purposes? Do people separate personal and professional web presense? Maybe I need to think about this some more. Any thoughts, anyone?