If I write a post about some facet of social media or reflecting upon blogging (like this one), two things seem to be the case:
- There are a lot of bloggers reading blogs (or a lot of blog readers blogging). This offers a shared experience.
- The 'objects' and 'spaces' I might refer to when blogging about social media are available online. I can pepper a post with links that you can follow for context. There offers shared space.
When I want to reflect or ask questions on learning or action which lacks an online component it is, it seems, far more difficult to do that through blogging.
I can't link off to the context on some other site. And without there being shared experience or shared space between blogger and reader, I either need to write in a lot of context for a post, or to risk it failing to capture the essence of the reflection or question.
What's the sollution? Must I stick to subjects with an online component? Bring my own 'social objects' along (which can be tricky when reflecting after the event if you forgot to take photos etc.)? Try and pursuade my 'sector' to live online a bit more so that it can develop a more lively blogosphere?
Most of those I think… but what would your sollution be?