Blogging or talking
Being able to touch type I don't need to look at the key board, so I can pay attention and capture the words and my immediate response to them, to come back to later to add the reflective element to the process.
Unlike Kathy Trinder who said on her blog:
One thing I have realised today abut blogging at a conference (and this blog was by way of an experiment) is that it's very difficult (for me anway) to 'take notes' in a linear format. I usually scribble bits and draw arrows and circle and things, and you can't do that in text entry, either on the notebook or pda. Even on a tablet the lag behind drawing on screen with a stylus and what you've scribed appearing on screen is too great. The technology has not yet caught up with our needs.Clearly I do liner process as when I've been forced to paper notes they flow down the page like a set of bullet points., probably evidence of a lack of creativity.
Is the process of blogging anti-social? Well not in sessions me thinks, but I love this post by David Bryson, which shows pictures of many people at ALT ignoring each other and loving their PCs :-) He has captured this really well.