TypePad, the blogging service that I use, is holding a 5th anniversary celebration. The marketing folks asked TypePad users to share stories about: "how my TypePad blog has changed my life." Since my blog has certainly changed my life, I decided to participate. You can find my story on this page (but there's something weird about linking to TypePad from a TypePad blog - here's the full link: http://www.typepad.com/about/celebrating-5-years-of-typepad.html). Currently it's the fourth story down, though I imagine that other stories might be added. Here's a brief excerpt:
"I was always an informal advocate for children's books and raising readers... My blog has allowed me to take my literacy advocacy to a new and previously unimagined level, in a way that would have been impossible before the advent of blogging."
I do think that this is true. Blogging allows someone like me, someone who doesn't have a formal library or teaching background, to participate in the conversation about raising readers. I feel very privileged to be here.
And, for the record, I've been quite pleased with TypePad as my blogging service. I hope that they'll be around for another five years.
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