Friday, August 31, 2007

What was I thinking?

Once again, I've let my penchant for shameless self-promotion and the possibility of a handful of new readers do me out of a good thing.

I can't even pretend to be ashamed.

Last night, I shared my blog address with my 26 students of Composition II. I wasn't going to, and to give credit where it's due, I did make it through two and 1/4 class meetings before giving up the ghost. But in the end, I just couldn't resist. I had their attention, I'd lost my place in my lecture notes, and there was a whole lot of silence to fill.

It fell out of me before I could stop it. I had an out-of-body experience. "This is my blog address," I heard myself say, and then I watched, dumbfounded, as I wrote it on the board.

Behind me, I could hear them all scratching it out on their notes. And I figure each of them will click on over here, at least once. Either they've worked out that it can't be a bad thing to curry favor with the instructor, they've heard something from me in class that's made them curious about what I might write about, or they already dislike me enough to want to compile information for a possible blackmail scheme.

I don't care. I just want the readers.

Oh, didn't I tell you that I was teaching a night class this semester?

Well, that sucks. Because now that I've given them all this address, I can't talk about it.

photo, Justin Wan


Anonymous said...

Jane, the fact that we might be reading your blog never kept you from talking about us. Are you losing your sassiness?

Anonymous said...

I am one of those lucky students :) I'm actually very priveleged to be in your class and I'm enjoying it a lot! And I'm lovin' your blog! It really is entertaining!!!! I'm glad you gave it to us!!!

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