I'm dreaming of a short blog post.
Though defining precisely what regular blog posts
might be is difficult, it should be rather clear that mine aren't. The topic is
certainly open for discussion, but at least on two counts I think it's clear that
mine stray from what might be called normative - they're consistently too
long, and they're usually "finished", meaning that they've been
reread and edited until I'm confident that I won't be embarrassing myself too
much by clicking on "Publish". Though in rather classic blog fashion,
they represent "thinking on screen", more often than not they seem to
be too "thought out". Instead of giving voice to question marks that
spring up as I read and/or experience (as, to my mind, good blog posts should),
they seem instead to lean too heavily toward exclamation points.
On the other hand, I devote a great deal of time to reading "professional"
blog posts, and rather than continually finding new and different question marks,
I find that many blogger seem to ask, over and over again, only one or two questions.
Though I certainly think that we're still far off from having answers to some
very basic educational questions, when I continually encounter the same question
I often find myself asking, hasn't this blogger asked about that here too many
times already? Isn't s/he ready to move on to something else? Being overly "thought
out" in blog posts can cause us to miss part of their essence, but being
underly "thought out" isn't necessarily that much of a virtue.
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