Losing My Web Home
Gratitude and acknowledging what I have been given are important values for me, and, while I appreciate the space I have here on Blogger, my first web community, my first web home, was Elgg/EduSpaces. On my most recent birthday, I wrote about it, and the community I am/was part of there:
A year earlier, I had described why I liked Elgg/EduSpaces so much, and quoted some student comments about it.
Now the EduSpaces community is being migrated to another home, and I am grateful that Elgg’s creators have set up that solution, but I can’t help feeling that something important is being lost, so I am grieving.
Change happens; I know that. And some of my EduSpaces Friends show up on Twitter, and I will find their blogs so I can continue to follow them through RSS, but my first web home, where I learned so much about web possibilities, will be dismantled at the end of this month.
I’ve already have a number of web spots outside of my elgg/EduSpaces nest, for example this blog, but I will miss the nurturing I experienced in my first web community, and I thank Dave, Ben and Misja for what they have given me, my Friends, and my fellows.