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50 Days, 50 Comments

Thanks to Chris Lehman @ichrislehman
Thanks to Chris Lehman @ichrislehman

The Nerdlution Challenge comes from teacher Colby Sharp and author and educator Chris Lehman. The idea is that you make a resolution (a nerdy one!) to do something every day for 50 days to make a positive change. Those are the rules. You can’t give up and it should make you happy. The first round is finished, but the second one starts tomorrow! I’m in.

Back in January 2013, I wrote a post called Commenting is Connecting as part of a MOOC I was involved in.  My thoughts about commenting on others’ blog posts haven’t changed, but I often don’t take the time to do it. I follow about 50 blogs through my Feedly reader (don’t worry, not everyone posts daily, thank goodness, or I’d never be able to keep up) so I have lots of content to think about. I want to write one comment every day on someone’s blog post for 50 days. That’s my nerdy resolution.

Chris started with his PLN back at the end of November, but I came across it later, thanks to Carol Varsalona, an educator from Long Island and a member of my PLN on Twitter. She blogged about #nerdlution here.  I’m going to tweet about it daily and then I’ll write a final blog post at the end of the 50 days on March 17. And what do I hope to accomplish? More connections with educators and thinkers, plain and simple.

4 thoughts on “50 Days, 50 Comments

  1. Well, I don’t think I could commit to commenting on a blog a day for fifty days, but I applaud you for your resolution Sue. I do follow your blog, and look forward to hearing about how the experience impacts your PLN. Other than the comments people leave, we rarely know the impact we are having on others, and whether or not anyone is actually connecting or if we are just talking into a black hole. So I figured the least I could do was leave a comment here and tell you that I love reading your posts regularly! Have fun!

  2. I agree with Lorraine, Sue! I really applaud your commitment, and I think this is a wonderful Nerdlution. “Commenting is connecting,” and it’s something that I certainly don’t do enough of. I don’t know if I’ll make 50 comments in 50 days, but I’m definitely going to start to comment more than before. This is the first of many comments, on many different blogs, to come …

    Aviva

  3. Your comments always seem to be thought provoking and helpful. Looking forward to seeing your challenge in action!

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