Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Are you a lurker?

This is a post for all you lurkers out there. You know who you are. Don’t try to hide behind a “not me” expression on your face. We see right through it and we want you to come out, come out, where ever you are.

According to Blogs as Virtual Communities: Identifying a Sense of Community in the Julie/Julia Project by Anita Blanchard states that lurkers are people who regularly read blogs but do not leave comments.

So how many lurkers are there out in cyber space? Blanchard says that lurkers may comprise the vast majority and they get none of the attention they so rightly deserve because they do not comment on blogs.

You don’t want to end up at Lurkers Anonymous and have to go through a 12 step program that will make you feel embarrassed and forever labeled as a “lurker”.

Believe it or not, we want to here from you. Your comments DO matter. So why don’t you tell us a bit about yourself- who you are, where you’re from, what you do, what you like the most and what you would like to see on this blog. This will also help you to get to know some of the other lurkers and will even give you a few hits to your blog if you have one.

It’s now time to come out of the blog lurker closet and give us a holler. You’ll be glad you did!


dnm522 said...

Guilty!! :) I really enjoy ready your blog. I have been an assistant CCD teacher for my daughters' classes for 3 years. Last year I was the teacher for my youngest daughter's class and I will follow them into 2nd grade for the upcoming year. I like to do crafts with them to help keep their attention and reinforce the lesson, but we only meet once a week for an hour so I like to keep them to 10-15 minutes projects. I would love to see more quick and easy (and not too messy) projects for 7-8 year olds! Thanks for all that you do and for sharing it with us! :)

Boo and Kari said...

OK, OK, I'll comment.

I probably don't use your materials in the way they're intended. I do use them, however.

My husband has had several strokes and has dementia. Your materials and links often provide ideas or the basis for activities to use with him. Because his abilities vary from day to day, your selection of activities across a wide range of ages truly helps me adapt to meet his needs.

Thank you for the resources you provide!

Unknown said...

Well I am not a lurker to your blog but I have to say I was for a while!

But I am a homeschooling Catholic Momma who is beyond thankful for your blog.

And thankful for your prayers too!

Eileen said...

LOL, funny! I read the emails and sometimes stop by the website to read a previous post that I missed or want to read again. I teach 7th - 9th grade, so not all activities apply to my age group, but I still enjoy reading your posts. Keep up the good work, and God bless you.

Amazing_Grace said...

I love all your comments and how you use the various activities on my blog. I also need more quick and easy projects to do with my students so I will be sure to post them. I know I am lacking activities for older students, but give me suggestions or requests of what you need and I will try to find it or even make it. :)

*Be sure to check out the crafts for Pre K - K that I have posted in lessons. They are usually quick and easy to do. :)

Shelley said...

I love your blog! I joined the Catholic faith after I met my husband through RCIA. Last year was my first year to help with CCE classes as an assistant. This year I have decided to take on my own class, as the need for teachers is great. I'm so excited. I love the lesson's you post on the mass. I can't wait to share them with my new class. I have two daughters (ages 3 & 6) that really enjoy the crafts. Thank you for persuing this ministry. We are in Texas and really enjoy all you do!!

Amazing_Grace said...

Shelley- I am so glad that you enjoy my blog. I also went through RCIA (16 years ago) and started teaching CCD due to the lack of teachers. Good luck with your class! By the way, what grade will you be teaching this year?

Amazing_Grace said...

I would LOVE to see everyone do a blog and post what they do in their classroom or at home! I am always looking for new ideas and I know others are too! :)

Unknown said...

Oh! yes, I'm that lurker: I read, find great ideas and good material and have never stopped to even say thank you. :(

I'm addapting a curriculum for all 7 groups of 4th grade Bilingual Religious Education at a local parrish,and I'm a catechist myself.

God bless you!!! THANK YOU!!!

Unknown said...

Add another one to your list! I will be starting my third year with the first grade class. I have to say that I'm loving every minute of it. Your blog is always my first stop when looking for ideas!
Thank You for sharing your hard work!

Amazing_Grace said...

Kayla Preisner- Thank you for your kinds words. We would love to see what you do in your classroom. Do you have a blog? I'm always looking for new ideas and I know others are too. :)

kkollwitz said...

I'm a veteran catechist in the Bible Belt, have dropped in every month or so for a few years.

BoZoGEMOK said...

Thank you for your wonderful informative blog. I'm a catechist from Singapore. I'm trying to get resources and ideas for my newly set up class for the special needs children.

God bless,