I have been trying to read more online. As a working parent with three young kids, it is often hard to find time to just kick back and read. Today, I made it through my blog roll and after visiting readerbuzz, I learned a quick few tips for more effective blogging. One tip Alvin mentions, after visiting a tech conference last week, was blog less text use more pictures or video. I know that I am sometimes at fault for writing too much probably because when I get time to say something I have a hard time narrowing to one idea and end up going on about all the points, books or thoughts I want to make. I see this happen in the classroom with my young writers as well. After talking with a friend about planing power point presentations, she made some of the same suggestions: pictures, little text. I have been trying o practice this idea of less is more. I found this short video with the same title: Less is More. It is reminding to take comfort in simplicity whether in the classroom, at work or at home.