As I look through the class posts it seemed that most people have never really been a part of the blog community to now. Also and never realized how large the community was or how much it added to a persons sense of identity.
Before this class started there where two blogs I would sometimes read. One was the message board Allie talked about on water polo planet. I just found it interesting to know what is going on in world of water polo beyond what we do in the pool most days.
Also early this year Mount Madonna School, the school I went to from Kindergarten to 8th grade, senior class went on a trip to India to meet the Dali Lama. The trip was a part of the Dali Lama's new book and school curriculum that they are trying to create. It is called Project Happiness and it involved 3 schools, one from California, one from northern Indian but was made up of Tibetan kids, and one from Nigeria. The senior classes from the three schools were to read the Dali Lama's new book Ethics for the New Millennium. As part of the project they were also asked what is the bases of true human happiness. Any ways the blog started in November and followed the kids through the process of planning for the trip to the April when they returned and started the process of figuring out what they learned along the way.
The blog includes writing from all the kids, about the entire trip, from being in a new country, to playing with kids in the orphanage (which is related to school), to meeting the kids from the other schools, and finally there meeting with the Dali Lama. There is also a documentary about there trip coming out.
While I found this blog very interesting not only because of the adventures the kids had but also because I new many of them.