I've been sitting here, mulling over a couple blog drafts and getting nowhere. Simultaneously thinking about how I'll start off the second semester in my classes tomorrow and similarly getting nowhere. Setting personal goals seemed like a good jumping off point to set the tone for the year, but they can't really set realistic goals until they've received their first semester reports. Some of which I still haven't written yet, and aren't due until Wednesday morning.
Obviously if they're waiting to get feedback from me, I could solicit feedback from them. Then later on when I ask them to make goals, I can model how I've made goals based on their anonymous feedback.
And because I was thinking about a blog entry at the same time I've decided to ask the internet about how they use the tools or sites I publish with. How do you use Blogger? Twitter? Flickr? Facebook? AIM, Pidgin, GTalk, Skype? How about some of the other online social tools like 43 things, All Consuming, The Daily Plate, Last.fm, Pandora, LibraryThing? What appeals to you, and what doesn't? Who benefits most from using these things? How do you benefit from them?
I ask because I strongly suspect not everyone uses them the same way I do, and lately I've been inspecting the ways and reasons that I use them myself.