I’ve just passed the 300 mark of columns in my blog file - of course you haven’t been privy to everything I’ve written, some are better than others. Some days I’m just ranting and letting off steam (which is why those articles stay private!). On other days I try hard to rein in my thoughts and keep them relatively coherent! Those you can read at reasonable intervals.
It means I am approaching my third year of blogging but more than 10 years of writing, mostly for my own amusement and education. Writing truly clarifies one’s thoughts and opinions and also turns out to be incredibly therapeutic for me.
2010 is the year I will return to a college course for the first time in 37 years. The many years of working in, writing about and thinking about early childhood care and infant development will stand me in good stead since that is the subject of my degree course. I feel fortunate that I’ve finally received good credit from a reputable U.S. university for my British Certificate in Education and that I can compile a portfolio of work experience, which has been extensive and unique.
My biggest challenge will be the online nature of the course. My new computer is up and running and just requires its owner to familiarise herself with it and the new programmes required for the course! Thanks to blogging I feel sure writing will not be a problem and thanks to many years of reading and research those aspects of the course shouldn’t be challenging either.
I will no doubt be writing more about usability and user interface issues as they relate to young children and computers in the coming years. Fortunately I have my personal guru, Dan Rubin, as my advisor for the computer/web side of things.
2010 is going to be an exciting and adventure-packed year for me - hold on for the ride! Blogging may be intermittent but it doesn’t mean that I’ve forgotten about those of you who read and comment on my work.
Thank you all - Happy New Year!