As student affairs professionals, we are pretty good at providing good, honest, and timely feedback to the students (and other professionals) that we work with. This is great.
On Twitter, I’ve found an enormous support network. Lots of wonderful people who follow me who are willing to take a moment to affirm my concerns, answer my questions, dole out their opinions, or support me in my struggles. I love this.
Why doesn’t that translate to blogs?
I admit, I’ve been just as guilty as the next person. But, I wonder why it is that people don’t post feedback/comments on blogs? I love having my blog ‘re-tweeted’ in twitter, but I love it even more when people post comments!
I want to engage my readers in a discussion. I want to find out what you agree with or disagree with in my posts! I want you to challenge me to think about things in new ways – or challenge what I’m saying.
There have been a few comments like this that have been amazing – and I thanked those people. I’d love to thank you as well!
My challenge – let’s all work together to provide feedback for the various blogs that we read. Even if we just say ‘huh, that’s neat’ – let’s do it!