My name is Jean. Why do I all of the sudden feel an innate need to write something inspiring ;) I must admit that this whole blog idea is a bit intimidating. It feels as though the entire world will read this...although I suspect the entire world likely has zero interest in what I have to say! I chose this website because I am completely unfamiliar with blogging and it was shown as an example in my readings for EDES 545. I think once I get more comfortable I may choose to explore this further. A friend of mine is obsessed with blogging and has mentioned that it is therapeutic to reflect on her daily life activities. I am really looking forward to learning more about the Web 2.0 tools as I would love to incorporate more of them into the library I work in now and those in the future. I do have a facebook account set up (by the looks of the amount made by the young man who started that company up...everyone in the world does!) and although I am not completely addicted, I do tend to check that on an everday basis. Unfortunately, I do not keep it up to date as well as I would like to, however I love looking at the people's profiles who do. I am looking forward to changing up the template of my blog as I am a very visual person and this template is highly unsatisfactory. I had the idea that you would be able to choose from a variety of beautiful backgrounds, like butterflies, waterfalls and sunsets. This template reminds me of being in Grade 11 Computer Processing classes and trying to type 6o words per minute. As for the evaluation criteria...it sems fair to me. Evidence you have read and have an understanding of the material, you think about it, relate it to your own life and reflect on all of that. Learning is quite fun to me and I love to reflect in journals when I read; I have a feeling this will be a similar experience!! I look forward to a future of blogging!!!