Do you remember how you felt when you got your first comment to a blog post?
If so, keep this feeling in mind while you read this post.
I love the idea of LeaderTalk and think that the group has some very talented and knowledgeable individuals posting daily. I also know that I have been focusing hard on developing my posts each month and spending very little time commenting on my peers' posts. It seems very possible that I am not the only one doing this each month.
I recently went through the last 20 posts and found that there were a total of 44 comments. When doing the math consider that one of the 20 posts received 9 and another 8. I also noticed that post are not happening daily, as planned. We all know that the small number of comments is not due to the quality fo the ideas that are being shared.
I'd like to suggest that the assignment for this month (and future ones) be that, in addition to our monthlhy post, we comment on at least 2 of our peers posts. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach in her 21st Century Learning highlights the importance of members of the PLP receiving responses to their posts.
"As the community leader you should make sure in the practice posts and introductions that 100% of member posts get a response from you or someone else. The thrill of getting a response encourages more participation."
My guess is that all of us can relate to the 'thrill' that she mentions and we can probably agree that more comments lead to more learning, excitement and a stronger learning community.
Feel free to comment!