Monday, May 15, 2006

Our blog is becoming an extension of my memory

We've been blogging for almost seven months. I've been surprised to find that our blog is becoming an extension to my memory.

For example this Saturday I was out looking for new homeschooling blogs. I found one post about why homeschooling is effective. And there was another post was by a mother who was thinking about homeschooling. In both cases I left a comment referencing the Lioness' post about the power of tutoring. It was easy to bring up the recent Carnival of Homeschooling, and clicked over to The Golden Quote.

I've noticed over the last couple months that I'll often check back on previous posts, or links to other bloggers' posts. Our blog is becoming a personal reference library. Originally I viewed the blogging as a way to share ideas about homeschooling. I am now realizing the journal side of blogging, the personal record of ideas and information.

It will be interesting to see if there are other benefits to blogging.


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5 comments:

COD said...

I frequently search my blog when I have vague memories of writing about or linking to something that I need now for some reason.

Joanne said...

You're right Henry. I find myself doing the same thing.

I've actually come back to your blog a few times to re-read something or send a link to someone.

I didn't know you've only had this blog 7 months (mine is 6 months)...I thought it was a lot longer. :-)

Joanne
A Day in Our Lives

guest said...

I am new to blogging, but it seems that it is really becoming a wealth of information. There is an awful lot of opinion out there, but with much of the opinion is a lot a research and useful references.

As an elected official, I am hoping it can be a tool for me to listen to public opinion and concerns.

As a homeschool family, I am hoping blogging can be a source of community and encouragement.

Brian Gatley
A Different Perspective

~Patricia~ said...

Excellent point! And at my age, I could use a memory extension!

DJ said...

I see I'm not the only one. Blogs are useful for so many reasons! Thanks for sharing.