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A “Revisited” blog post indicates that I reread the original and used AI-assisted tools (e.g., Grammarly) to improve grammar and word choice.

First published April 30, 2014

It’s been a semester since I blogged for JSOnline as “Curious David.” Much has happened since then. Carroll College has been renamed Carroll University (I still fail to find compelling reasons why the change was made). I’ve taught Web 2.0 Tools in a Freshman Seminar, and I’m seriously considering retiring from College teaching.

I’ve given a lot of thought to which blog authoring tool I want to use. I’ve heard good things about WordPress (endorsed by Jane Hart) and Blogger (which I taught my first-year students)—both of which are free. However, partly out of my high respect for Jane Hart, I’ve decided to freelance using the basic version of the software she uses, Typepad. I like the “look” of it and its ease of use.

I must be able to blog easily across operating systems. Tonight I am writing this on my Mac. When I next sit down, I’ll try writing something from my PC. I also was attracted to the ease with which TypePad “ports” blogs to Facebook since an increasing number of alumni are using that social network—sometimes to monitor their children!