I have visited five fellow bloggers who are now working through 11 Tools and commented on their Tool 1 or Tool 2 comments. I have created a Diigo account and familiarized myself with Google Reader.
I can see a benefit to using Google Reader especially when working on team assignments or research papers.
I feel fairly comfortable with creating public posts; however, I keep my comments simple. For years I have belonged to a couple of Yahoo Groups, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter, and periodically have followed some blogs. I am much more of a sponge than someone who comments. I have friends and family members who have created blogs for the purpose of sharing personal information that they do not share on social networks. And, there are those friends and family members who will comment on just about anything. My comments are very limited.
I look forward to the day that I have the time to create and monitor a blog on a topic that I am passionate about. Whatever the topic, the goal will be for serving a benefit, so creating a PLN will be valuable. Variety of opinions and input will be important.
Do my fellow 11 Tool Bloggers find that when they have signed up to follow a blog or group they end up with an email box full of notices they don’t read? I have thought about creating an email address for the specific purpose of collecting those notices/updates, but probably would not maintain it.
Tonight I will visit my Facebook. I enjoy reading the latest with my nieces and their children. My family is spread across the country from coast to coast and Facebook is one simple piece of computer technology that helps to keep us connected in nearly real time.