The conditional cognition blog just received the Versatile Blogger Award!
All thanks goes to one of my favorite blogs, Miss Demure Restraint, for presenting the award to this blog. She’s a funny, witty author that knows how to tell a good story. You should check her out sometime.
When I first received the information regarding the award, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to post this article based on the stipulations involved. The Versatile Blogger Award recipients are asked to
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It’s been over a year since I’ve posted anything. In the summer of 2010, I went a period of time without home access to the Internet and made little to no effort to get online. Big mistake! As a result of my blatant lack of respect for keeping up to date on my electronic communications I missed the opportunity to renew ownership of my blog domain name. Ouch!
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At the end of last year I was on a mission to find online venues that enable me to connect with other bloggers possessing similar writing and reading interests. Initially, I imagined a singular location online, a panacea for all my blog networking woes. I eventually accepted the fact that there is no such place for me, particularly because my blog and blogging interests do not fall into an easily definable niche.
I write about a variety of topics that illustrate one of my main beliefs, conditional cognition. I do my best to stick to that, but I don’t always clearly point out the conditional cognition at hand. Sometimes the reader needs to put a little thought into it. How fun would life be if you never had to think? Maybe that’s the teacher in me talking. Nevertheless, I hope to have regular readers that appreciate engaging in discussions and mulling things over a bit. No need to drain the brain, but at least get some sparks going. Check out the best of conditional cognition to see what I mean. If you’d rather view a video to contemplate conditional cognition, then enjoy the clips to ponder (preview some in the margin on the right).
Although I couldn’t find the “holy grail” of listings or communities, I did come across a blog directory of links that group posts by topic or theme:
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Well, I made a bet with myself that I could stay out of the blog world for six moths and I did; yet, I don’t have that feeling of victory. Although I’m super happy and excited to be back, I feel a bit sad about the good times I could have had in the blogosphere over the past few months. I also feel like I may have disappointed or annoyed those that may be regular readers of conditional cognition. For that I am truly sorry. 😦 Although I achieved my goal of being free from blogs and blogging for half a year, looking back, I think I hastily took this hiatus.
Why? Why did I take this leave of absence?
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As 2009 transitioned to 2010, I reflected on how the conditional cognition blog grew over the past year and decided to look over the handy WordPress.com stats to gather information to process. Since I review the stats fairly frequently to better understand how people get to this blog and peruse its pages, I wasn’t blown away by any surprises; yet, I do still think it’s worth sharing the info with my readers, particularly my new readership. 😉
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OK, this post isn’t along the lines of most of my content; yet, it aligns with one of my initial objectives for conditional cognition: getting a perspective from others, who know little or nothing about me (this doesn’t mean that … Continue reading Best WordPress Design 2009 Contest
Once again, I find my life tilted too heavily toward one aspect, leaving others to fall by the wayside. Why can’t I work hard, play much and love a lot all at the same time? Putting forth excellence on the job shouldn’t necessarily consume personal time and diminish opportunities to spend moments with those I love or my favorite pastimes and passions; yet, it does.
As you may have noticed, it’s been several months since I’ve written a blog post. I enjoy putting my thoughts down and recording them for purposes of reflection and debate, but I have allowed myself to ignore this therapeutic and enjoyable aspect of my life. For what? Work?
I could easily lay blame there, but I don’t think I can point the finger at my occupation. Yes, I am a teacher, and we, in this profession, have a habit of overextending ourselves for the sake of others. Regardless, this cannot be an excuse. It’s too convenient to place blame on this aspect of my life. I am the one who chooses to spend time doing this thing or that.
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According to WordPress.com, I guess that’s how it all begins, with a big “hello” to the world…..or at least to anyone who happens to pass through here as they navigate through the seemingly endless expanse of cyberspace trying to find … Continue reading Hello World!