While I easily encourage my own children and students to write on a daily basis, I seem to hold a double standard for myself. Yesterday, I was reading Daniel Pink's blog. You can find his link on my blog roll. He reminded me how critical it is to read and write daily. It's easy for me to read every day. I can't put down the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyers. It is more challenging for me to sit and write than it is to sit and read. There's something so intimidating about the blank page. Daniel Pink (just like many, many others) encourages people to write daily. So here I am.
I'm happy to report my children are writing daily on email. It's such a meaningful context. At the cottage, they are away from many of their neighborhood and school buddies. Most of them are able to have access to a parent or personal email. I am already imagining them using tokbox. I just read about it yesterday. It's a free video person to person interface. I immediately signed up, neglecting to take into consideration that I lacked a camera on my laptop. Oops! This was a little oversight. So, until camera's are more prevalent on computers and the computers of friends we know I guess we will have to keep using our writing skills to email and chat.