I’m trying to expand my social media horizons because, well, I live in the 21st century, and all that jazz. So I’m polishing up some old accounts and experimenting with some new ones, and it’s turning out to be a lot of fun, so I just might keep it up, especially if you encourage me.
I created a Twitter account long ago and have mostly used it as a default distributor for blog posts. Last week I signed in and updated my account for the first time in ages, and have since found myself a bit obsessed with reading, replying, re-tweeting, and linking. I have made a new commitment to tweeting lots of cool stuff I find around the web, whether education-related or not. I would love it if you followed me there: @siobhancurious
Here on Classroom as Microcosm, I write about teaching and its relatives (books, work, self-preservation…). I’ve been thinking of keeping a more personal blog that focuses largely on my new home and my domestic pursuits therein. I’ve finally done it. The blog is called “Who’s She When She’s At Home?” (one of my favourite Irish turns of phrase) and it will be a grab-bag of posts, links, photos and re-blogs concerning my life outside the classroom (although the classroom will of course never entirely disappear). I know a lot of smart and interesting people who post about a lot of smart and interesting stuff, so I think it’s going to be cool. If you have a Tumblr blog, you know what to do; if you don’t, you can always follow through your feed reader or through my Twitter stream.
My blog has been added to the Education directory on Alltop.com. You can go to yesterday’s post for more info.
As always, you can like my page on Facebook, and I hope you will. Tweets and Tumblr posts will sometimes stream there (I’m still trying to optimize that, and am experimenting with selective streaming – would love your feedback on whether the Twitter/Tumblr/Facebook mix is annoying). Posts from right here on CAM will always appear on my Facebook page.
I hope you’ll also continue share CAM posts you like on your own social networks, because I love watching the interesting discussions that blossom when more and more people are dropping by and adding their thoughts. What’s more, I hope you’ll give me some recommendations. Where do you love to hang out online to read, chat, link and think? Why should I go hang out there too?
I feel lucky to have you all following me – thank you for your continued readership!
Image by Marja Flick-Buijs