Think back to how you thought about blogs and wikis at the beginning of this course Go to the archives of your personal blog and read a few entries, and take note of what you noticed, what you valued and why you valued it. Since the time when you wrote those entries,
- What's changed about the way you now understand blogs or wikis - and how?
- an example of the change - What's stayed the same - and why? - an example of what's stayed the same
How are you spending your time on your projects?
- time spent/week - how often - how long - doing what

projects

What's going well? What's going better than expected?
What's going not so well? What unexpected problems have you encountered?
What are you going to do next? - If you will change your plans, how?

writing spaces

Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki changed your writing habits, and if so how? Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into developing any new writing practices?


Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into developing any new writing strategies?
Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into experimenting with any new forms or genres of writing - either traditionally recognized (the sonnet; the aphorism....) or (purportedly) new (the list, the linked essay...)
Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki changed your understanding of writing, or your understanding of your self as a language user?

RedefiningBoundaries

realm of usefulness

As you see it now, how might you use a blog or wiki to support what kind of writing?


generative questions

You're now approaching a level of expertise that allow you to address these questions with some authority. So
- In exactly two sentences, define a blog, distinguishing it from other forms of writing spaces, including a wiki and paper. - In exactly two sentences, define a wiki, distinguishing it from other forms of writing spaces, including a blog and paper. - What do you think you as a language user can do best in a wiki / blog that you can't do in another writing space? - Just what does the blog / wiki provide that good ol' paper and pencil can't? - Just what does pencil and paper provide that writing in a blog / wiki can't? - Just what changes about writing when you write in a blog / wiki?

and so

- What are you finding you're gaining by keeping a blog / writing in a wiki that you didn't expect?
- What are you finding you loose?

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