Friday, October 1, 2010

Blog re-activated and re-designed

I've resumed active posting again this month. I had to take a break from it to finish my book, and then the book tour was so overwhelming, I didn't get back to it much.

(Also, I had to leave that ghastly original salonblogs site behind. It was an early platform based on Radio Userland software that never took off, or improved, and what I nightmare that was.)

I redid the look of the blog somewhat this week, and swapped out most of the sidebar.

What do you think? Do you like the overall look? Too busy, or do you find the gadgets useful?

Thanks.

5 comments:

  1. I think the redesign/gadgets will be a good "hook" for those who discover you elsewhere and come here looking for more.

    I tend to use Google Reader for reading blogs and click onto the blog itself when I want to comment.

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  2. Thanks, Mock. Nice of you to come over and see it.

    I'm always curious about that: how did you find me to begin with? And when?

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  3. I saw a blurb for your book in Time magazine as it was first about to come out....just a few paragraphs and the cover, if I remember correctly. The events of Columbine are one of those "Where were you moments?" in my life. The subject was also one of the last "big" talks I ever had with my grandfather. When it came out, I read the book and wrote a quick review on Goodreads. You were just starting the Q & A thread there and I Tweeted it and maybe wrote a blog post.

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  4. I like it. I originally found you on Salon. I have used your book in my classroom with some really good results. I was teaching when Columbine happened and I remember kids asking "Why?" I didn't know the answer then and I still don't today. We are an alternative school program and we are a project based learning environment. Your book has inspired a lot of critical thinking, further research, looking for bias, searching for original sources of information and great discussions. I also have some students who just finished No Easy Answers as a comparison piece. I am looking forward to their project presentations.

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  5. Thanks, Robin. I love hearing teachers using it, and students interested.

    You probably know, but I created an Instructor Guide here:

    http://www.davecullen.com/columbine/schools.htm

    And I made some videos for classes, also linked there.

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