There are times when Matt gets the “what is English class any good for” question and he has to politely explain to the student that they will more than likely need to know how to read, write, research, and use analytic skills in their day to day lives.
Personally, I would have told such a student to get out of my class and never come back because they are not worth the time and effort. But that’s why I’m not a teacher and my patient, smart husband is.
Point being, we need to know how to write because our lives require it in some form or other. Of course there are some of us who feel the need to just simply want to write everyday or most days of the week. Like blogging. Or microbloging.
I mentioned several weeks back that I had quit facebook. I should say I mostly quit facebook. I keep posting picture/blog updates from my Demitasse Photography facebook page and then reposting it to my personal facebook profile. I wonder if anyone has caught onto what I’m doing.
In any case, I have noticed something strange happening to my news feed since I have stopped liking posts and unliked several other things – it’s as if my news feed doesn’t know what to show me anymore. It will provide me with varied updates each time I open it, even if it’s within minutes (it’s been kind of fun testing this out). For some reason it acts like it’s guessing what to show me.
I’ve also found that I miss reading blog posts from regulars who used to write. I completely understand why some have stopped blogging, and yet I see others posting more frequently on facebook, which makes me wonder if microblogging is winning out over blog posts all together.
It’s been an interesting shift. I think we all want to write in some form or other. Whether it’s in a personal paper journal, a paragraph post on facebook, or a blog post on our own online journal, we want to be heard in a way.
It makes me want to go tell those kids who ask Matt why they have to take an English class that if they didn’t, they wouldn’t know how to write something on their beloved online blogs/microblogs.