By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 11:38 am in Schools.
Fascinating story in today’s Times on the sudden proliferation of school-related blogs. Some 8 percent of regular Internet users have a blog these days, according to a 2006 study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, and nearly 40 percent of adult Internet users — that’s 57 million people – read blogs. Huge numbers! So it’s not surprising that school advocates have started tapping into that. We’re so excited about this schools blog trend, we may have to add a whole new category to our blogroll.
We’re already fans of several Mt. Diablo-related blogs, including the one launched by Gary Eberhart and Paul Strange, the Mt. Diablo parent site, and the brand new Northgate High parent blog. (We enjoy dropping by Andre Gensburger’s always lively Mister Writer blog too – and may we just add our chorus of kudos to the Clayton Valley Women’s Ensemble for their choral triumph?)
Now, thanks to Shirley Dang’s story, we’re surfing some new terrain too, including a blog started by West County’s Charley Cowen – a longtime parent volunteer in Kensington’s schools. Great name too: Mystery Education Theater 3000. But here’s our question. Where are the San Ramon Valley blogs? Shouldn’t the valley be teeming too? Yo, Brentwood! Antioch? Surely there are more out there. If you’ve got a favorite Bay Area schools blog, click “comments” and tell us about it.