When I score free shirts from a conference, I always feel full of product and cotton. And with every new app I find and use, I feel myself filling up with potential and passwords.
But the more and more I blog, I find myself feeling a bit icky and insecure. Every post I create and every post I read from other bloggers leaves me feeling a bit confused about my place and purpose.
I am learning to blog like some people learn how to swim: reticent, toe-swishing, and tentative; standing at the edge of the pool posing more questions of doubt than affirmations of confidence.
Can I post more than one comment on one post?
Is comment-based conversation between blogger and commenter permitted in a blog?
Does finding an error in a comment I just posted and then submitting a revision allowed?
What if the revision does not replace the first comment, but shows up in near-duplicate fashion?
How do you deftly promote your blog without coming off as self-promoting?
Then there are other questions:
Do blog headlines follow the headline rules for journalism?
How important are hyperlinks in a blog post?
Is a blogger's authority on any topic determined by the number of hyperlinks included?
Does a blog URL heighten importance or professionalism: kenrodoff.com vs. kenrodoff.blogspot.com?
And one more:
Why the hell are the voices out in front of tech integration in education so far removed from actual classroom teaching?