This week was a little harder for me. Not in the amount of work we had in class – the load was actually lighter compared to what we’ve done so far – but in the specifics of the assignment itself. I may have missed the mark when it came to learning what we were meant to learn.
Based off the third chapter of Rettburg’s Blogging, we were instructed to take an idea and delve into it, exploring examples and expanding upon it. While I do feel well-educated on the four characteristics of online social spaces, I didn’t delve near enough. There was more I could’ve said about the examples I found.
As to assignment outcome, I wrote a blog post on the performance aspect to social networking in Jill Walker Rettburg’s third chapter of Blogging. Again, the ideas I presented need to be developed more. When talking to my professor about it, he told me that “one way of addressing these criteria is to locate something you don’t understand well and work with it until you start to understand it well. You’ll know you’re on to something when you can declare a point solidly rather than falling back on waffly conclusions.”
Which was solid advice. So now I know what I need to work on for this week! I also want to focus on blogging more in general, whether it be about my writing or what we review in class. Wish me luck!