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Last edited on 2007-03-29 21:45:27 by EricNorquist
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- Possibly discipline in quality of writing. Rather than taking the time to rework everything until it flows really well, I am more likely to leave it as it was written the first time, because of the pressure to produce something regularly.
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- Possibly discipline in the area of quality of writing. Rather than take the time to rework everything until it flows really well, I am more likely to leave it as it was written the first time, because of the pressure to produce something regularly.


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Edited on 2007-03-29 21:44:24 by EricNorquist
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- Looking for an interesting blog entry topic, then writing on it. The majority of my time is spent searching.
- I seem to be able to write in a more stream-of-consciousness style on a blog, probably due to the informal nature of most blog writing that I have read.
- A more casual writing style, and discipline in having to produce content regularly.
- Possibly discipline in the area of quality of writing. Rather than take the time to rework everything until it flows really well, I am more likely to leave it as it was written the first time, because of the pressure to produce something regularly.
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- Looking for an interesting blog entry topic, then writing on it. Probably the majority of my time is spent searching.
- I seem to be able to write in a more stream-of-consciousness style on a blog, probably due to the informal nature of most blog writing that I have read
- A more casual writing style, when writing for blogs.
- Discipline, both in the content and frequency of my writing. Probably more of a fault of me than the medium.


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Edited on 2007-03-28 15:09:57 by EricNorquist
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** - In exactly two sentences, define a wiki, distinguishing it from other forms of writing spaces, including a blog and paper. **
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** - In exactly two sentences, define a wiki, distinguishing it from other forms of writing spaces, including a blog and paper. see WhatIsAWiki**


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Edited on 2007-03-28 15:08:58 by EricNorquist
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**How are you spending your time on your projects?**
** - time spent/week**
- Varies, but I would say 3-4 hours weekly on average.
** - how often**
- Anywhere from 2-4 times weekly
** - how long**
- I have a tendency to work in bursts, in that once I get started posting I will sometimes post 2 or 3 entries in one sitting, sometimes spending a couple hours. Other times, I put up a quick post just for the sake of posting something.
** - doing what**
- Looking for an interesting blog entry topic, then writing on it. Probably the majority of my time is spent searching.
**What's going well? What's going better than expected?**
- I am sticking with my project, for the most part. I have been consistent in thinking about it and posting somewhat regularly.
**What's going not so well? What unexpected problems have you encountered?**
- I have had some difficulty using Blogger from the dial-up machine at my home. Not sure why, but I can almost always get it to work after a few tries. Not a huge inconvenience, but if I am particularly uninspired some days, it will deter me. Also, I sometimes feel like I am not focused, in both my topic choice and my writing. However, I believe this is due to my still-lingering discomfort with writing for a blog, and may be a problem that does not exist to the extent that I make it out to.
**What are you going to do next?**
- Continue with business as usual, for the most part. I will try to increase the frequency of my postings.
** - If you will change your plans, how?**
- I wouldn't.
**Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki changed your writing habits, and if so how?**
-If anything, it has caused me to write in a more casual manner. I also find myself spending less time editing, keeping the more spontaneous feel (along with the typo's.)
**Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into developing any new writing practices?**
- No.

**Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into developing any new writing strategies?**
- Not that I recognize. I am not very analytical of my own writing process.
**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...)**
- No.
**Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki changed your understanding of writing, or your understanding of your self as a language user?**
- I do find writing for a blog to be still somewhat difficult, and this is something that I had not anticipated. I feel I am getting better, but do not fully understand why.

**As you see it now, how might you use a blog or wiki to support what kind of writing?**
- I do not see myself using blogs or wikis as a professional writing space, at least at this point.

**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.**
- A blog is an online journal-type document that is posted to by its publisher. Postings appear in reverse-chronological order, and a space is provided under each posting for comments from outside readers.
** - In exactly two sentences, define a wiki, distinguishing it from other forms of writing spaces, including a blog and paper. see WhatIsAWiki**
- A wiki is an online document that is open for editing by a selected group, geared towards collaborative writing. Unlike a blog, wikis do not display submissions in relation to time.
** - 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?**
- I seem to be able to write in a more stream-of-consciousness style on a blog, probably due to the informal nature of most blog writing that I have read
** - Just what does the blog / wiki provide that good ol' paper and pencil can't?**
- Immediate publishing.
** - Just what does pencil and paper provide that writing in a blog / wiki can't? **
- Control over who views the content.
** - Just what changes about writing when you write in a blog / wiki?**
- In a blog, I feel less pressure to write perfectly. I write more conversationally, even if it ends up looking a little awkward in print.
**- What are you finding you're gaining by keeping a blog / writing in a wiki that you didn't expect?**
- A more casual writing style, when writing for blogs.
** - What are you finding you loose?**
- Discipline, both in the content and frequency of my writing. Probably more of a fault of me than the medium.
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How are you spending your time on your projects?
- time spent/week
- how often
- how long
- doing what
What's going well? What's going better than expected?
What's going not so well? What unexpected problems have you encountered?
- examples of problem
- How have you addressed these unexpected problems?
What are you going to do next?
- If you will change your plans, how?
=== collaborative writing and participation ===
If you're working with others, how is it going? That is
- what are others providing
- what are they not providing
- what complications are you running in to that involve the participation of others?
- how might you address those complications?
- what benefits are you gleaning from working with others?
- what drawbacks?
Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki changed your writing habits, and if so how?
- writing habits include when you write, where you write, how you write (drafts, revisions, editing), who you write to (audience imagined and audience addressed), how you read your own writing. Do you write and run? return to it to develop later?
- if so, have any of these changes moved into your writing in other writing spaces?
Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into developing any new writing practices?
- if so, examples
Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki twigged you into developing any new writing strategies? that is, have you found yourself encountering new ways of addressing the new writing situations, eg: how you respond to others on a collaborative blog, or how to write a critique of a piece of writing posted to a wiki?
- if so, examples
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...)
- if so, examples
Has keeping a blog/writing in a wiki changed your understanding of writing, or your understanding of your self as a language user?
- if so, examples
As you see it now, how might you use a blog or wiki to support what kind of writing?
- research / academic writing and publishing
- research notetaking and analysis
- personal notebooks
- general online presence: news, reporting, commentary
- online collaborative projects (wikipedia, etc)
- literary genres (essay, poetry, fiction)
- support
- publishing
- teaching
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. see WhatIsAWiki
- 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?
- 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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Edited on 2007-03-28 14:39:37 by EricNorquist
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**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.**
- Had very little idea of what a blog actually was. Rather puzzled at the time of why anyone would actually want one of these.
**Since the time when you wrote those entries,**
** - What's changed about the way you now understand blogs or wikis - and how?**
- While I by no means see myself as a lifelong blogger, I do see the usefulness of them, and actually have come to enjoy the activity somewhat.
** - an example of the change**
- I was excited to create a project blog centered around my favorite guitar.
** - What's stayed the same - and why?**
- I still feel detached from the blogging community, and struggle writing for a blog, specifically. Maybe I don't struggle, but it certainly feels like I do.
** - an example of what's stayed the same**
- My irregular posting, and lack of inspiration to post sometimes.
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=== getting started ===
Think back to how you looked at these matters at the beginning of this course.
- 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


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Edited on 2007-03-28 14:30:57 by EricNorquist
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Midterm Discussion 2007
=== questions for seeding midterm discussion ===
Part of this course is to push writing boundaries, and to test preconceptions about writing, about reading, about '''how''' we think about writing in both electronic spaces and traditional spaces.
Our discussion over the next few days is not an exam or a debate, but a heuristic dialoge: an opportunity to think about and reflect on what you've been doing over the past few weeks. The questions on this page are some guides that I may call on to direct our attention.
See also MidtermReflection | MidtermDiscussionNotes26Mar2007


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