As I mentioned earlier this week I am going to spend some of my vacation time on my personal professional development. I’m looking forward to catching up on some reading, working on a few things that I’ve been wanting to write, developing and revising some of the instruction and resources in my courses, and becoming more familiar with a bunch of Web 2.0 tools and services.
One thing that I have managed to do so far is setup MyBlogLog profile. Their tagline is “Discover who’s visiting your site, and connect with your readers.” I welcome the possibility of getting to know all of you better – that way we can learn together. I’ve had the account for a while and used it occasionaly, but I’ve never really setup my profile. I’ve noticed the MyBlogLog widgets on many of the blogs that I read and have been waiting for a window of free time (It’s been a long wait!) to become as familiar with the service as I wished. While playing with the service I noticed several useful ways that it can be used. MyBlogLog’s community features make it easy to find and connect with people that teach the same grades and courses as you, share your interests, and live all around the world. It also has a social aggregator feature similar to friendfeed.
I realize there’s been talk the last couple of weeks of Google Friend Connect and Facebook Connect possibly becoming the front-runners, so we’ll see how it all plays out. Anyway, I like MyBlogLog and I’ve added a link to my profile under the Clif’s Resources section in the right-hand menu of this blog. Please, please feel free to network and learn with me through this service.