(the new) bgblogging

Although I’ve been blogging with my students on WP for a couple of courses and have bgexperiments for my creative-writing exercises, bgblogging has heretofore lived, and quite happily so, on Movable Type. But in six weeks’ time I will be leaving the faculty of Middlebury College and thus must start now to pack my bags and books and blogs. So here I am. (The new) bgblogging. Welcome!

Come June I plan to push into new kinds of topics (for me) while I explore ways in which collaborative and creative Web practices in concert with a physical lab/gallery/classroom/gathering spot located in our county seat can enhance the connectiveness, life-long learning and deep creative spirit of rural communities. This kind of community-based/Web-centric space for creative expression and lifelong learning practices doesn’t seem to exist in many rural communities in this country–certainly not in this state. Now that my departure from the college is certain, I ‘m ready to share the center’s mission and design — details in a coming post.

In the meantime I will be trying to capture practices emerging in my formal classroom one last time, pulling together the work of the past seven classroom-blogging years into some posts about the process, the students, the outcome, and the reasons for heading out.

It will take a couple of weeks to sort out all of the bugs (tags did not make the export) in this blog, so please let me know if something isn’t working or you can’t find what you came here for.


6 Responses

  1. How very exciting, and how nicely designed (the new) is — congrats and cheers from Arizona

  2. Barbara

    I’m already impressed that in hitting the comment button it knew who I was. I had a lot of problems with the comments on the prior blog as to whether what I wrote would appear eventually or not. Visually, this site is much more attractive too.

    I know you have a lot on your plate now with the transition, but I’d be curious about a reflective piece on migrating the sites and what you had to think through to make the transition.

    Good luck with this site as it develops further.

  3. tags didn’t make the expor? that’s strange… i exported my old el170 blog and imported it into my current writing blog and the tags came along with the ride…

  4. I love the new header–bg in motion!

  5. Congratulations on the new blog – it’s looking good 🙂

    And, good luck with your new job or whatever it is you’re going to be doing when you leave Middlebury.

  6. Hurrah! Welcome to your new digs.

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