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.1
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.
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.2
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.
- The overlying theme here is that I take my blogroll seriously, as a stamp of writerly, pedagogical, and ideological approval. Probably too seriously.
- 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!)