Immediately foreseeable future
This is Conductive World's final daily posting. Future postings will appear intermittantly, and not too frequently. The likely end-date of Conductive World as a newspaper-style production was first announced a couple of years ago, as then expected economic changes, not least the shift of power from West to East, were suggesting the close of 2010 to mark the end of an era, in CE as in much else, and be a good time to 'move on'. Most unusually, this appears to have been a sound prediction.
Time for everybody, in whatever field, to be considering new roles.
For my own future involvement in Conductive Education, this will probably mean:
- I shall continue with CE for the time being, not least with Conduction (http://www.e-conduction.org/), to which I hope that I can now direct a little more time. with especial interest in encouraging a new generation to stand forward and bring new hands to the tiller
- I shall continue to do the same with Conductive Education Presss, and may perhaps bring a couple of little writing projects of my own to fruition
- Conductive World might still appear, at a much reduced rate, as and when prompted
- my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1540593482 will also continue, again intermittantly, doing whatever it does (I suspect that there is room for development here)
- there will be Comments to make, on other people's blogs (not to mention responses to make to any Comments that might create discussion on my own
- a few personal projects, started before Conductive World took over, may also be belatedly completed. I may report on these too
- I might finish off a few postings started during 2010 (or even before, if I find them!) but for a variety of reasons not finished.
- no doubt I shall continue to respond to individual requests and enquiries
- I also have a mega personal archive to get sorted
Advances (and retrenchments) on such fronts may be notified here from time to time. Some retirement! When will I find time to rearrange my fridge magnets?
A few minor format changes have already begun, though I doubt that most people will have noticed them. There will be more, as the fancy takes There may even be a change in the blog's title.
The age of the blogger
The best stuff on CE on the Internet is now firmly in the hands of the bloggers – but those who take the point position remain very few. It hardly bears thinking about, what would be available on line without them!
Not everything that has appeared on the CE blogosphere is brilliant, and some CE-blogs have not persisted. No matter, this activity is not for everyone, and there is no harm in trying it out then putting it down if it does no suit. As has been demonstrated, one can always pick the activity up again, and blog once more, perhaps in a new way.
For myself, I shall persist in trying to persuade others to give CE-blogging a go... the more the merrier, in whatever langage. If you are one of those whom I have vbeen nagging, then I shall continiue to do this. If I have never mentioned it to you, or if you sit there unknown, perhaps never even having thought till this very instant that you might try, then you willbe all the more welcome. Look out for an announcement soon about an opportunity for non-bloggers to have a try.
Come on in, it's lovely
And if blogging does suit you, then expect a turbulent relationship with your blog. That is how it has been between myself and Conductive World and I know that other CE-bloggers have their own personal stories. For me, blogging has become addictive.
There is only one way to come off it. Kill the suppliers. After I have posted this final daily item, I shall cut off my major supplier: I shall close down Google Alert.
There is no argument that this will hurt. I have no doubt that friends will keep me appraised of what is going on in the mad, mad, mad, mad world of Conductive Education, and will occasionally slip me a quick fix of news of something spectacular (particularly no doubt something spectacularly awful), if only to see how I react. I shall try to resist, but no doubt I shall sometimes succumb to tempation and sneak a quick one. So it goes...