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The sidebar is a pretty poor representation of my recent reading habits. When I first became aware of these edublog thingies, my ‘roll tilted towards the bigger names, the celebrity edubloggers (understandably, I hope), the Pete Wentzes and Suri Cruises of the edublogosphere.

But tastes change, as have the bloggers who give me any sort of giddy gotta-read-that thrill when Google Reader flashes one of their updates. More important than my intention to jettison the dead blog weight is my hope that anyone who stops by here goes and reads these new links.The overlying theme here is that I take my blogroll seriously, as a stamp of writerly, pedagogical, and ideological approval. Probably too seriously.

So bye-bye to Sessums and Kuropatwa, both of whom continue to do great work in a field that interests me too little, both of which are far too heavy to miss my referrals.

I’m adding:

Todd Seal and Eric Hoefler, who both chuck gauntlets at my head without reservation when they disagree with my writing. Despite our frequent (though amicable, I hope, fellas) run-ins on matters of policy, I find these guys to be doing consistent, inspiring, and confident work in their classrooms. Both write well, which is an asset to any blogroll.I’m pretty sure that these losses and additions brings the blogroll’s median age down somewhere in the 20s. Which makes Chris Lehmann old. (Ha ha good lookin’ out, Chris!)

For two weeks I told myself to add Christian Long to the list, if only for his status as the edusphere’s most prolific author, occasionally dropping as many as nine posts in a day, all expansive, insightful texts. Lately, though, that ratio’s inverted and I’m thinking his blog family oughtta file a missing person’s report. I can’t deal with bloggers who don’t blog, but I’m tossing Christian on in the hopes this a momentary hiccup in his busy life. Get back to us, man.

That’s all. This is current. I’ve got my eye on Greg Farr and Scott Elias, though. Likewise, Chris, TMAO, Mr. C, and Dave: still love your work.

9 Responses to “Links Go Hello, Links Go Bye-Bye”

  1. on 28 Mar 2007 at 10:00 amChris Lehmann

    Hey you young kids, get off my lawn… etc… etc…


  2. on 28 Mar 2007 at 10:54 amEric Hoefler

    Haha … all chucking of gauntlets or any other object is always amicable and always in quest of finding balanced and well-informed truths. Tough job, that … and your perspective, critical skills, and dogged determination are much appreciated.

    Thanks for the link!

  3. on 28 Mar 2007 at 10:05 pmTodd

    Especially given footnote #1, my most sincere thanks. I’m in a funk about things right now, so this compliment comes at a good time. I hope I keep writing things that folks find interesting. Cheers.

    As for median age, I dunno about that…

  4. on 29 Mar 2007 at 6:34 pmmrc

    Is it a problem that we’re all guys? In the words of Wyclef… “Where the ladies at? Put yo’ hands in the air!”

  5. on 29 Mar 2007 at 8:15 pmdan

    I know, right? I felt and feel kinda lame about that, but … whaddya gonna do? Gimme some names. It’s not like I read something great and check the gender of the byline to decide whether to pass it on. Miss Profe has been kinda freaking me out lately. I like her. I hear good things about Kim Moritz but I’m in too much of a classroom state of mind lately to keep up with too many administrators.

    All of this begs the question, of course, what percent of the edublogsphere is female?

  6. on 31 Mar 2007 at 3:52 pmMarcie T. Hull

    On that same gender note:

    There is no doubt about the shortage of ladies in the edublogsphere and there are even less of us writing about ed. tech. ! ! !

  7. on 31 Mar 2007 at 8:22 pmdan

    Must get awfully lonely sometimes, huh? Way to hold it down.

    And, to Mr. C: seeeeee?

  8. on 02 Apr 2007 at 8:46 amunderstanding » Link Update

    […] Taking a hint from Dan’s ruthless culling, I just did an update on my links to math sites. […]

  9. […] I realize the posts on this blog have been infrequent lately, a fact I’m now self-conscious about thanks to Dan’s comment that he “can’t deal with bloggers who don’t blog”–a comment he made after giving me the blogroll nod-of-approval. (Thanks and sorry, Dan.) Here are two quick excuses, which will hopefully persuade current readers to let me hang out in their aggregators a bit longer, and convince new readers to check back in a week or so. […]