Archive for December, 2008

My Wikis: Let Me Show You Them

In case you haven’t noticed (or subscribe via RSS), the “Pages” part of my blog layout that was absent from my last theme is now back, located in the upper right hand side. I’ve updated the “My Wikis” page, and I think it could be a useful resource for folks who want to dip their toes in the wiki-water, but might be overwhelmed by the enormous list of examples over at Wikispaces.

If any of your colleagues are considering wikis as part of an upcoming project, please feel free to direct them to my little annotated wikiography. Although the wikis there deal primarily with English literature, the ideas and examples can certainly be applied to other disciplines.

Hope you find this to be a useful resource.

Testing 1, 2, 3…

I have moved my blog from Edublogs to a privately hosted WordPress blog; all old posts and comments have been exported to this new site.  If you subscribe via RSS, you don’t need to change anything; the Feedburner feed has already been redirected.  However, please note the new permanent domain: http://www.drdamian.org/blog.  The old address – apaceofchange.edublogs.org – will have one final re-direct post, and then will no longer be updated.  I will delete that blog after I get everything set up over here.

If any of you have me linked in your blogroll, I would really appreciate you updating the address, especially now that I plan to actually start blogging again!

The new blog is nothing to look at yet, but I will be playing with the layout & theme over the next few days, but probably more extensively over Winter Break.  Until I pretty it up, well… content is king, right?

Thanks for Sticking Around!

I just logged into Feedburner for the first time in months to see that I actually have more subscribers now than when I was blogging regularly.  So first off, thanks for sticking with me, even when life circumstances have more or less forced me to mothball this place for quite a while.

At any rate, that new job I mentioned in my last post – I start it January 5.  As much as I detest New Year’s resolutions, I’ve been thinking about making a concerted effort to get back into blogging at that time.  When I started here, I was sometimes posting 3-4 times a week.  That frequency dropped off after a while, and now in the last third of this year I think I’ve only managed two or three posts, including this one.

My unofficial New Year’s resolution (let’s call it a New Job resolution instead) is going to be a semi-regular blogging schedule of 2-4 times per month.  If I can set aside time once a week to write a relevant post (as well as a return to form in commenting on your blogs), I’ll be grateful.

I’ve also got a few things I’ve been working on for a while that I’ll be rolling out around that time.  If you’re still with me after the holiday blitzkrieg, I’d like to share as I simultaneously transition between school buildings and career roles.

If I don’t post again til then, have a peaceful and blessed holiday season, and enjoy whatever time you get with your loved ones.