Thank You Bloggers Who Like

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The Lucky Number 13.I have only been blogging for 9 months. It seems more like 8 ½ months; how time flies when I am wasting it.

When I started writing (or slopping down) the blog, I only knew one thing – you typed your thoughts or opinions. Seemed simple enough. I’ve taught keyboarding and have both thoughts and opinions, so how hard could it really be?

As I look back over these last few months, it hasn’t been too difficult. Luckily for me, I have very low expectations about the quality of my blogging (and I am proud to say I think my work has the potential to reach mediocrity … keep your fingers crossed me!).

Blogging for me is just jotting (typing, slopping… whatever) what has been rattling around my head for the past few days.

The real challenge in writing a blog is that I had never read one. Not a single blog. Why do I get the feeling that 27 people just said to themselves, “That explains why the quality of his blog has yet to rise to mediocrity.”?

Let me remind you; no one likes a hater. And if you continue with this type of attitude, I am going to have you to ask you to leave.

The truth is – I still don’t read very many blogs.

Occasionally, I will glance at one if someone has been kind enough to link to or the Blog (thank you Google Alerts).

My problem isn’t that I am anti-blog; I just don’t have the time.

Well, that’s a lie. I do have the time, I just prefer to spend my free time big-game hunting, recreating Civil War battles, collecting antique porcelain dolls (the ones sold on Home Shopping Network and their eyes follow you as you move around the room), painting (mostly in the style of impressionism), volunteering to read to the deaf, and translating the classics into Latin.

Alright, you caught me. Those are also lies.

I spend all of my free time mowing my yard or snacking. I really should do something positive for society; but I have a love/hate relationship with Oreos that takes up a good portion of my time. And since time is so precious, I don’t read as many blogs as I should.

I am still appreciative of the people who take the time to blog about far more serious educational issues than me.

So, I think it is important to stop (shut off the mower and put down the cookies) to recognize the blogs that are actually trying to contribute to the betterment of education.

They are all very good (the ones I have read) and they do have some things in common; they have all been kind enough to stop by my blog and leave a comment, or some have actually taken (or wasted) the time to mention in their blog.

All are unique and unlike me, they are actually trying to solve educational challenges and have ideas to make things better.

Please take a moment to visit the following list of blogs, but you are on your own; I have to go mow.

Keep in mind that I don’t know any of these people and have not been paid to list their blog (although I am open to bribes, no matter how small).

THE LUCKY 13 (or unlucky 13 if they prefer not to be associated with PrincipalsPage… they can be the judge).

The Essential Blog

Mr. Moses

Moving Forward




Human Voices Wake Us

Out of My League

Not So Distant Future

Bircher’s Banter

Parental Guidance


Successful Teaching

If you have any suggestions for blogs to visit or one worthy of being featured as Page 2’s Blog of the Week on, please send them to my assistant Carl Spackler at

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7 Responses to “Thank You Bloggers Who Like”

  1. Mike Parent
    on Apr 27th, 2008
    @ 4:47 pm

    Wow. Thank you.

    I think Principal’s Page blog is far from mediocre (in the good direction). Don’t be so modest… we’re all in this together.

    I often think of the blogs I follow as like a collection of books in my personal library (and on my Kindle). Different authors, different styles, commonalities, and all hoping to do the same thing – change a mind; get you thinking; calling to action. You do this – you just might not know you do.

    On a side note, we’ll see if you have the power to deliver a kiss of death. Somehow I feel like the drummer from Spinal Tap right now.

    Muchas gracias senor.

  2. micsmith
    on Apr 27th, 2008
    @ 6:15 pm

    You have now made it my life’s work to reference the drummers in Spinal Tap in a blog.

    Thanks for visiting and thanks for the challenge.

  3. Dave
    on Apr 27th, 2008
    @ 8:00 pm

    Hey thx. for the plug. Always enjoy your posts. Now I have to pick up my pace a little! Let’s exchange emails/Skype handles. Would like to chat more.

  4. Ann Oro
    on Apr 28th, 2008
    @ 1:27 pm

    I do enjoy your blog and have mentioned it to others. Becoming one of the lucky 13 is almost better than Mike Rowe coming over to help us out on a Dirty Job. Did I say almost? It’s much better. I look forward to following your adventures.

  5. JackieB
    on May 2nd, 2008
    @ 3:36 am

    Hey, thanks! 13 has always been one of my favorite numbers.

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