All of this is really new to me. The Cool Cat Teacher Blog offered a lot of critical information. The article on "How to Create your Circle of Wise" was very informative. Being new to blogging, I enjoyed the way Davis broke down the topic into several categories and discussed each. I never really thought about bloggers in terms of "types" - the conversationalists and the egotists. Now that I am reading blogs - I see her point. I totally agree that this information will help me do a better job of choosing those RSS feeds that truly fit my needs. I definitely don't need to be reading MSNBC when I have access to Fox News. I wonder if I made more friends or enemies with that statement? I really like Blue Skunk Blog and ALA Connect. I enjoy just sitting there and reading what other people have to say.
I enjoyed using the search tool Topix.net. It was user friendly and it provided a large number of "results." I found School Library Blogs on Suprglu frustrating. At first I couldn't get the link to work. Eventually I figured out the problem and was then able to use it. I didn't really find it helpful and it wasn't visually appealing. As trivial as it may seem - sometimes visual appeal is important.