Saturday, January 06, 2007

Daily writing

Writing is improved through frequency. This is something that they try to accomplish in elementary school with daily writing and home journals.

While we were talking with a teacher a while ago, I came to the sudden realization that blogging was just the grown up version of daily writing. I have a fifth grader who sometimes struggles with the idea of daily writing. The geek part of me says, "Start a blog for him." The Dad part of me says, "Do I really want to open up that part of the internet to him?"

Frequency is also important to blogging. Not only do you write gooder, but more posts drive traffic. Having good content is important too...

Now, that Heather blogs, there is friendly competition between us as to how has better stats. Usually she does, until I write something that she claims is boring, something entirely techno-geeky. So, in checking my stats on Google Analytics, I see a big decline this week.

And it is no ones fault but my own. I haven't posted for a few days. But I have been writing quite a bit. I have gotten into Yelp quite a bit and written several reviews (yesterday). It is funny how you often you go places that you can review.

I plan on taking my wife out on a date tonight - either to a place found through Yelp or one I'll Yelp about later. Maybe she'll make me yelp later, too!


Jim said...

As a male elementary education major I am totally glad that I stumbled upon this site/post! I never thought of blogging as just daily writing, but I think that if I ever teach in an upper elementary or middle school level, I could totally use that connection somehow. And I dont know if I ever would have made that connection without reading the post! Thanks!

Beau said...

I can't say that this site will be full of educational insight, but every once in a blue moon, I'll have something of significance to say. The rest of the time will be drivel, funny, but drivel just the same.

Jim said...

Haha, I absolutely love drivel! Especially Funny Drivel!