But only for school purposes! I will definitely keep up the blog writing after this is submitted, and who knows, now that I don’t feel the pressure of getting it marked it might evolve into something amazing. I have gotten a new found love for my camera, and now that I have a place to share my photo’s I imagine that this can develop into a wonderful relationship.
The blog has been an interesting companion through this semester. At first I was extremely disappointed when I found out that part of our course would be on blogging, and complained for weeks. However, the blogging part of Networked Media has been the part I have enjoyed the most, and possibly learned the most from as well. It has been a great place to document and reflect upon my progress in HTML and knowledge about the network, and with the slightly interlinked cluster of RMIT blogs there is always inspiration and motivation to find.
So here they are, my chosen ten. It was harder than I thought, choosing only ten. Not because my blog is flourishing with amazing posts, but because I have put a lot of effort into most of them, as this subject is an unknown area for me. But like they say, sometimes you have to kill your babies (or how is it again?), and I had to get rid of some.
The first post I wrote was very forced. I had a slow start and wasn’t very enthusiastic about Networked Media. On top of that Norway got struck by terror. I’m sure most people know so I won’t go into detail.
However, it got to a point where I felt so behind that I forced myself to write something.
When I look back at it, it wasn’t really that bad. Overall I think it is a good first post, it’s very personal and I tried my very best to link it up to the course material.
The second post I have chosen is one of the first proper posts I managed to write. Like I said, it went slowly the first weeks. I think at this stage I decided to get a grip and try to learn as much as I could, who knows I thought, maybe HTML and blogging might be the future. This post is notes from a lecture, but I put a big effort into researching the different things that were mentioned.
Number three! I feel a bit sneaky for choosing a post that I used in my Annotated Bibliography, but then again it wasn’t part of the required posts, and I am pretty sure I lost some marks because it didn’t fit the description of an annotated bibliography (too long..). I really tore “Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool” to pieces in this post, looking at almost everything they brought up with a critical eye. I think this post shows that I didn’t just skim through the test for the annotated biblio, I put some effort into understanding it.
So now I’m intrigued.. I picked this post because it is good and within my field of interest. However, it is not very relevant for Networked Media. It fitted the timeframe for where I could choose posts from, and it is a way better post than the small scribbles I did around that time that is related to the course content. I’m hoping that this period of not to hard focus on course material can be forgiven, as I have improved a lot towards the end of this semester.
The fifth post is a short review of the work on the hypertext essay. I ended up in a different group than what was originally planned, but I was fortunate and was teamed up with Rosa. Being only two people demanded a lot of work, but we had fun. Buffy joined our group towards the end and helped out. Here’s what we got so far
Number six is a dive into the blogging world. Like I have mentioned earlier, the blog has really grown on me and I have spent some time online getting more information about blogs. This was a small experiment that linked me to the online world even further.
In blog post number seven I got a closer look at my main area for socializing, in other words, Facebook. I learned many new things about it, the majority of it was actually quite shocking.
I found HTML quite challenging, but tried my best to learn it. In post number eight I tried to apply different HTML codes to my blog to see how much I were allowed to do within it. It is quite short, but I had funk making it and I now have the codes I used stored for as long as I keep my blog going.
Post number nine is about a range of different things, but mainly about The Whole Earth Catalog. It has been said that it was a version of a blog and of Google before those things even existed. Interesting stuff that I would consider adding to the course material!
And then finally, number ten. It is actually the last post I wrote before I started on this final summary of my blog, and come to think of it, it is a nice way of finishing off. I started with my very first post, and ended with the last one (at least the last one that will relate to this semester). It is about Gifs and how you make one yourself, and I’m definitely going to make gifs a common part of my blog.
Hugh asked everyone in class if they were going to continue blogging after this semester, and I think everyone said yes. I’m sure I’ll be back here as soon as I’ve gotten that god damn Authorship essay out of the way..
Much interesting stuff happening in Melbourne at the moment…