Monday, September 04, 2006

"Comments are the Lifeblood of Blogs"

I couldn't agree with Graham Wegner more.

Doug at Borderland shares some tips for organizing and tracking your comments...a little beyond my skill level right now, but maybe not yours...


  1. Anonymous7:17 PM

    Mary Lee,
    It's always good to find another teacher who likes to read. It's an ambitious project you've got here - reading the entire Newbery. I plan to follow along.

    Sorry the technical bit I wrote wasn't more meaningful. I know it's just noise to many people. When I finish this message, I'll copy and paste it into my bookmark file, and tag it comments. That's all there is to it. Makes it easy to retrieve them later.

  2. I get the basic concept. It'll all make more sense when I have a chance to explore all the del.igh.ts of

  3. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Here's my ignorance - what's the Newbery?

  4. From the American Library Association website:

    "The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year. On June 21, 1921, Frederic G. Melcher proposed the award to the American Library Association meeting of the Children's Librarians' Section and suggested that it be named for the eighteenth-century English bookseller John Newbery. The idea was enthusiastically accepted by the children's librarians, and Melcher's official proposal was approved by the ALA Executive Board in 1922. In Melcher's formal agreement with the board, the purpose of the Newbery Medal was stated as follows: "To encourage original creative work in the field of books for children. To emphasize to the public that contributions to the literature for children deserve similar recognition to poetry, plays, or novels. To give those librarians, who make it their life work to serve children's reading interests, an opportunity to encourage good writing in this field."

    The Newbery Award thus became the first children's book award in the world. Its terms, as well as its long history, continue to make it the best known and most discussed children's book award in this country."

  5. Anonymous1:40 PM

    I have another teacher to commend from children's literature: Mrs. Morrow, from Louise Borden's book,"The day Eddie met the author". She is very excited about real authors, and her enthusiasm is contagious.

    Here's hoping you surpass 100,

    Liz Frame
    San Antonio Christian Elementary School

  6. I live for comments. I love the response -- hey, someone read what I wrote. And cares enough to respond.


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