Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thing #12 - Creating Community Through Comments

Ummm...I've been commenting since I started my 23Things. I've been utilizing forums for some time now, so I am familiar with posting etiquette. With that said, I really enjoyed reading the commenting post from CoolCatTeacher. She's gives some great advice there (although I'm having problems remembering the html code to create hyperlinks in comments). I really appreciated her information regarding "Darth Commenter." I, too have been a victim of DC a time or's not fun, but you can't take it personally.

Of the blogs I have found/studied so far, the CoolCatTeacher blog is the best (JMHO). I will most definitly utilize the information on her blog to assist me in my classroom (lots of great information there!)

In addition, as I find other terrific blogs on which I post, I will add them to my blogroll for you all to visit as well!!


  1. Very nice work on this blog post. I really like your flow and how you link back to your sources.

    I think we all are victims of Darth commenter sometimes and it is never fun. (He just visited me last week and it was a real downer.) But then, we get back to our focus and it seems to fade, doesn't it.

    Keep up the excellent work!

  2. And if your students understand from the very beginning the importance of this etiquette, maybe we can all begin to benefit from a kinder more sensitive internet?

  3. Vicki...sorry for the delayed response; I was attending my summer PDC with no access to the Internet (AHHH!)

    I can hardly thank you enough for the compliment! That means a lot coming from someone with your experience! Thanks!!

  4. I've landed on this post and it seems very interesting. I also read about nettiquete and stuff but, as for me it's the very first time I got the feeling on posting ettiquete.

    Would you please go a bit deeper on this concept or if I missed the info, I would appreciate you direct to us properly.

  5. Tonnet,
    I'm glad to help in any way I can.

    I am a newbie to blogging, social networks, etc., so what I've done is made some connections to what I consider experts in this arena.

    One of the first blogs I came across during my summer online learning experience was one CoolCatTeacher (aka., Vicki Davis). Vicki has some excellent information regarding nettiquette and commenting...I think that she will be an excellent resource for you. In addition, you can also check some of the blogs I have listed on my blogroll (look in the right-hand column under the title "News, Sites, and Blogs I Frequent). I've just now begun to build a network of Web2.0 experts, but I am certain you'll find additional assistance in their blogs, too!