Monday Night Deadline Post

I’m sitting here, watching Criminal Minds, writing my Gabriel Garcia Marquez essay, drinking orange juice, and eating cheese and crackers, when I realize that its 11:11 pm and I totally forgot to do my last require post for Wikis and Weblogs. So please don’t mind the title, or how awful this post is going to be.

To be absolutely honest, I haven’t dealt with the wiki much. I set up the WikiNamePage, added that extra page, posted about it, and that’s about it. I really don’t like it. (link to last post about wiki) Especially the linking to outside sources. On here, all you have to do is press the hyperlink and it does everything for you, but on the wiki you actually have to deal with the code and hope you didn’t fuck it up.

And don’t get me started on the readings. I don’t know if it’s just this week, or I just can’t get it.

Writing on a Wiki

I’m sure if I sat down with it for a day and actually worked with it…. no, I probably still wouldn’t like it.

It just seems like I can be more creative with the blog. I can put more of myself in it. As with last week and the Identity assignment, I feel like I can show who I really am on the blog, more so than on the wiki.

Hopefully that all changes by the time that this class in over.

And hopefully his next week is way better than this past one. I’m not sick anymore, my car is finally getting looked at so hopefully I’ll have it back soon (it died on me this past Wednesday and started smoking like there was an electrical fire), I will have a ride for Senate meeting, which I can’t miss again, and I’m starting my favorite diet in hopes that I will have more energy and be more motivated.

See you all in class tomorrow! and good luck on the wikis!

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Thoughts on Wiki

So, the Wiki is kind of confusing. Just because the formatting is different from the blog and it’s kind of hard to keep track of everything that needs to be done.

Too be honest, I’m not completely sure if I like it or not.

WordPress is pretty must as straightforward as it gets. You are given a template, you use it, you have a blog.

This on the other hand, needs three different articles to make sense of. At least it did for me. And I’m still not confident that I’m doing it right.

Reflections

So this past week has sucked. I’ve gotten behind on my readings for my classes, I’ve only posted twice for here, and I’ve just been feeling…. blah.

It’s a low. I know what the signs are and I know how they make me feel. I don’t feel motivated, I eat horribly, which makes the low even worse, the ‘voices’ make it hard to get out of bed in the morning, and it spirals down from there.

This has been my life since I was 13 years old. I know (sort of) how to deal with it. It’s just the motivation of actually doing it.

Anyways, this week sucked. But I’m back to my fitness classes this week, trying to fix my mind, and I promise I’ll start posting/commenting more regularly. I have some recipes lined up to post once a day, at least.

 

Posts written since last reflection: Assignment; Article Analysis, Pasta Salad; Family Recipe

RSS

So after a busy week of Shakespeare, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Laurie Halse Anderson, and The Business of Memory, I am finally getting to all things RSS, Feedly, blogrolls and copyrighting.

The life of an English major.

 

I don’t know if I did the RSS correctly. I saw it when I first set up my blog and put the widget on my page. I don’t know if that set it up automatically, or if I have to do more to get it working. I did set up a Feedly account, and I’ve just been copying the URL of the blogs in and following them that way, though. After reading WordPress – The Missing Manual, I don’t feel any more confidant. In fact, it convinced me that I messed up more than I originally thought.

Of course, that could be the migraine talking. I worked in the Admissions office all day and then preceded to get sick as soon as I got home. It hasn’t been the best day.

I’m going to keep working at it though. Hopefully after after reading the textbook a little more and emerging myself in everything weblogs I can figure it all out.

 

Is the RSS link supposed to open into a new tab with text? Or does it show something different for you guys?

 

Also, for the blogroll, what links did you guys set up? I kind of lost with that whole process as well.

 

Thank you, and I hope everything is going more smoothly for you all than it has been for me!