Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Well, I made it Orlando and other than eating breakfast at 4 am and having to go to bet at 7 am, all is well. I just hate traveling east. I'm such a whiner. At least it is warm today.

I am here for the Educause Conference which is a national technology conference for higher education. It is an amazing conference that I look forward to going to every year. I look forward to it for two reasons: amazing sessions and old friends.

The sessions really start tomorrow, but yesterday was about catching up with old friends. Yesterday, I met up with my CCCU friends for dinner at the Olive Garden for an impromptu social event. It was a great time to find out what was going on in their lives both professionally and personally. These people have truly become true friends and people I have grown to care about rather than just network with. Today we all met up professionally as part of a Commisson on Technology for the CCCU. We had a terrific planning session for our yearly conference, to find out how everyone is doing, to network, and to find out what we can do to help support other member schools like our own. We got a lot of work done and planning for our future conference which will be held at Indiana Wesleyan. It stands to be a great conference.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Why does one blog?

I've noticed recently that many people I know will actually tell you they have a blog and that they blog, but upon going to their actual blogs one could note that they have blogged, but currently are not doing so. I too am guilty of the blogger bug, but note... I have not blogged since June. In fact, I have two blogs and I haven't blogged on either on since June.

So this made me ponder... why does one blog?
(In the spirit of Dave)

10. To share information that you think others may be interested in. (you are so fooled)
9. To share information that others have already shared.
8. Because your boss tells you to and you get paid for it.
7. To practice your writing skills.
6. Because you travel and you keep losing your travel journal.
5. To let your family know that you are still alive.
4. To be heard because no one ever listens.
3. In a nerdy world it is uncool not to have a blog.
2. People don't have lives so they create their own virtual life.
1. They want to get a hard bound book published in the real world.

At any rate, maybe I should put it in my PDA as a reminder that I should blog on a more regular basis because I really don't think I have the right to say I am a blogger and not just tell people, "I have a blog."