Aaand I’m not in the student Miki system. Which is probably good, because from what I’ve seen of everyone else’s blogs, I have a serious lack of widgets and other bells and whistles compared to the majority of people I know. Oh well. At least I have quantity! And I can stalk everyone else’s blogs, similar to the manner of ‘Facebook stalking’ (Oh go on, we all do it) without the same people having access to mine. It’s a perfect scenario, really!
Because “everyone else” (The Royal “We”) seems to have posted something to the effect of this, I will now outline my main criteria for self assessment throughout the semester:
1. Overcome my tech-phobia and produce a coherent and aesthetically pleasing blog, containing upwards of 40-50 posts over the course of the semester. (I’m already a quarter of the way there, go team).
2. Somehow wrap my brain around HTML coding and produce a simple yet effective website. I am not going to bite off more than I can chew in this department because I really do have absolutely no idea what I’m doing, so just gaining a basic idea of what needs to be done is more than enough for me! And if it turns out really nicely, then…I’ll take it.
3. Integrate elements of daily life that correspond to Networked Media course material into blogs and essays, however…
4. Thou Shalt Not Use Facebook or Twitter as Example in Thine Essay. In other words, integrate ORIGINAL examples into my writing, and explore them from different angles.
5. Develop my technical skills to the point where I can do all of this stuff (website html coding, blog maintenence etc) unaided. A good start to this would be removing the virus – if that’s what it is – from my Mac at home and therefore downloading Textwranger!! Still struggling with that one unfortunately. I wasn’t even aware that Macs could get viruses, I thought they were perfect (sniff).
6. Develop knowledge and maintain regular interaction with other blogs, including classmates and outer sources, and offer/take on board any constructive criticism that is relevent. Engage in discussions and comment on other blogs, so that my blog may be critiqued in the same way.
I’m sure I’ll think of others.
7. I will experiment with my writing style; in other words, I will occasionally take a break from being a sarcastic, caffeine-deprived ballbreaker and try something new every so often. I will then reflect upon this and see how changing my style changes the way in which my blog is viewed by others (gaining feedback etc).
That’ll do. I’m not made of stone!