Let's face it, blogging is not rocket science. Everyone has something to say (just spend some time in the back row of a faculty meeting). So, why is it that there are SO many educators, but so few EduBloggers? Is it too intimidating from a technology standpoint? or perhaps it comes down to being in Jen Wagner's Land of YeahButz, with lots of excuses (many of which are very valid)?
Don't you think we need a few more diverse bloggers out here? If you take a look at most blogrolls, you'll see the same names. Not that there's anything wrong with the blogs that are listed. Most are awesome blogs that I read as well. My point is though that we run the risk, if we haven't already, of becoming a huge echo-chamber. It's great fun and sometimes stimulating, but there are many thoughts out there that haven't been made digital yet.
There's this site called Posterous where anyone can blog if they can send an email. You simply write your post in an email and send it to your own personal Posterous email address. You can add images and links, too. For advanced users, you can edit your blog post from the Posterous site as well. I think this really opens the doors to all those educators and students who would like to dip in their toes but may be intimidated by blogging technologies.I'm curious if you think an application like this might actually prove useful in a classroom.
Would more teachers blog if it were this much easier? or is the problem much bigger?