In years past, I’ve blogged at http://writingblogs.org, a site I founded and then gave up after realizing I couldn’t compete with the big blogging sites (although at one point we had several thousand blogs there). Then I had a blog inside http://collegewriting.org, but I had to give that one up after noting database relationship problems with the root site (the early digs for what is now http://writingcommons.org). But now I’ve loaded this site at http://joemoxley.com, a site I need to maintain for my beach rental business, http://joemoxley.com/sc (hey, we all [well, the 99%] gotta pay the rent).
So what? I suppose this goes to the importance of space and writing tools. While my past encampments proved unwise, how can one truly leave oneself behind? As much as I may dislike the name “Joe”–as much as I tell folks my name is Ogden or Logan–I’m way too many years down the road to do a legal name change. So it looks like I’ll be here for a while…
So what do I expect to blog on? Well, typically stuff related to my work as a writer or professor of English or director of a large writing program. Right now, I’m working on
- My Reviewers, a web-based application that enables teachers and students to use rubrics and commenting tools to review and grade student writing.
- Writing Commons, an Open Education Resource that aspires to serve as a home for writers.