Okay, the first resolution bites the dust: “I will not participate in challenges.”
I know, I know, we’re barely a week into the year. But it’s for a good cause … it’s a community thing … I’ll meet new people and grow as a blogger. One of my other goals is to move beyond apprentice, so it’s not really breaking a resolution … [Give it up, Terry!] Yes, I am signing on for MotherReader and Lee Wind’s 2010 Comment Challenge. As a compromise, my goal will be a bit more modest than the 100 comments … we’ll go for 98. Just kidding! I am going to try to stop by two new blogs each day, rather than max on comments. It is also a good tune-up for National DeLurking Week, which is just days away.
This weekend, Natasha Maw is hosting her second Bloggiesta. What better way to counter the Arctic blast blanketing the country than to stay inside, nice and warm, and write or clean or tweak or just try new bloggish things. Me? I’ll be spending two days in Lynchburg at a swim meet. I get chilly just THINKING about getting in a pool … luckily I just have to hold the video camera and cheer!
I’m sure you saw it yesterday, but I am awed and amazed that Jon Scieszka took the time to write a tailored, personal note to each of the bloggers who participated in Thank You, Jon Scieszka party at A Year of Reading. Thanks again, Mary Lee and Franki! What a fab way to start the year. In his comment in the Reading Tub, he talked about loving the term “dormant reader,” so I pointed him in the direction of Donalyn Miller and her 2009 book, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child.
Happy Friday, all!
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