"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blawg Lite Life

I apologize for the blawg lite status around here recently.  I do hope to change that soon.

In the meantime, a couple of things.

First, there's a new book review up behind the wall - Everything you NEVER wanted your kids to know about SEX (but were afraid they would ask): The Secrets to Surviving Your Child's Sexual Development from Birth to the Teens.  Although neither disability-specific nor legal-specific, I do recommend it.  Go see why.

Also the next book I intend to review - Raising a Kid with Special Needs - The Complete Canadian Guide (read but not yet reviewed).  Anyone who has done any reading on the disability issue will immediately recognize just how rare it is to see a Canadian book on the topic.  'Nuff said for for now.

To be (hopefully) followed by Sexuality: Your Sons and Daughters with Intellectual Disabilities (again read but not yet reviewed). Yes, yes, you might be seeing a bit of a pattern here.   But I am the mother of two teenage girls ... what do you expect?

On a different note, a thought I would like to share (or, perhaps, bounce off you might be more accurate).

I'm not much of a "social media" person (blogging aside) - in fact, I think I must be one of the few remaining North Americans not on Facebook. But it's recently occurred to me that perhaps the time has come to take the plunge, so to speak - often I will come across an interesting story (online or in the newspaper) that I really want to blog about.  Really intend to blog about.  But never actually get to.

So I am wondering how well a Twitter page (I must confess that I do rather cringe at the thought of being a 'tweeter', or is that 'twit') would go over.  At the very least it would give me a forum to throw out those subjects/events that I think are really important, that we really do need to talk about, whether or not I actually get the time to blog them.  As opposed to having them lost in the sand of times, the way they often are now. Despite my best intentions.

The way I see it, some would remain tweets while others would turn eventually turn into full blawg posts. So what do you think?  Are there any twits tweeters out there?

2 comments:

Jean said...

I am not into tweeting, I actually wouldn't know how to start but I think I am busy enough without learning how to.

MMC said...

Jean, I know what you mean, I feel EXACTLY the same way! BUT (a very big BUT) I am starting to think that this whole social media thing is something we're going to have to (or be forced to) embrace, whether willingly or not.

When it comes to Twitter (should I decide to go that route), you won't have to worry about knowing how to tweet, there would simply be a badge on the sidebar of the blawg (at least, I think that's how it works) that a person could click on which would take them to my page where they could just read (and comment, if so inclined) any of my tweets.

We'll see ... I will confess to be in the process of reading a book called "Social Media for Lawyers" and it has definitely got me thinking.

Anyone else have any thoughts?