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September 15, 2007 pm30 7:12 pm

What do you think (that is, if you care at all)? I divided a “Math Teacher” category out of “Teachers” so that none of the lists on the side would be more than 10 – 15 long. More readable? or doesn’t really matter?

Also, was it fair to categorize blogs by what the author does, rather than what the blog focuses on? Hal likes books, but he’s a math teacher. ‘e‘ writes about teaching math, but she’s not a teacher. Sarai studies serious math, but blogs about nature and knitting and enjoying living simply. And I placed some people in the wrong slots. In the end, does it matter? Maybe one long, alphabetic list… And how many are hard to slot? Fred does unions, ed policy, and social justice. Homeslice is a teacher, but he does teacher unions exclusively. Is there a better way?

(Also, I need to list out lots of teacher-additions and bow my head for a few more deletions, but another day. )

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jackie permalink
    September 15, 2007 pm30 7:27 pm 7:27 pm

    It is more readable. Is it worth it? I don’t know. Trying to categorize them is tough, for the reasons you listed. As for a better way… not sure. It would be nice if there was a way to list alpha and put a few descriptors (but then that would entail updating if the focus of someone’s blog changed, so maybe not).

  2. September 16, 2007 am30 6:16 am 6:16 am

    And now everything is sitting in the wrong category. I’m contacting wordpress for this one.

  3. September 16, 2007 pm30 6:34 pm 6:34 pm

    Seems like a lot of work to me, especially since many of us, despite our content areas, often converge in our thinking and writing.

  4. preaprez permalink
    September 21, 2007 am30 6:55 am 6:55 am

    Hey, as Bob Seger said:
    I take my card and I stand in line
    To make a buck I work overtime
    Dear sir letters keep coming in the mail
    I work my back till its racked with pain
    The boss cant even recall my name
    I show up late and Im docked
    It never fails
    I feel like just another
    Spoke in a great big wheel
    Like a tiny blade of grass
    In a great big field
    To workers Im just another drone
    To ma bell Im just another phone
    Im just another statistic on a sheet
    To teachers Im just another child
    To irs Im just another file
    Im just another consensus on the street
    Gonna cruise out of this city
    Head down to the sea
    Gonna shout out at the ocean
    Hey its me
    And I feel like a number
    Feel like a number
    Feel like a stranger
    A stranger in this land
    I feel like a number
    Im not a number
    Im not a number
    Dammit Im a man
    I said Im a man

  5. September 22, 2007 am30 3:17 am 3:17 am

    I take it that’s a vote for no categories? :-)

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