I’m happy to announce that my meta-blogging meta-narrative has been published in Computers and Composition Online. The entire Special Issue about Online Research, Writing, and Citation Practices can be found here and my webtext is available here.
I am not well-versed in Dreamweaver, but I do know that this is a much “easier-on-the eyes” version of the piece, which was first submitted in FrontPage. I know I have a lot to learn about navigation structures and I actually thought the whole left bar column would be fixed, but I guess that means the reader really has to finish each section before they can move onto the next!
Jeez, am I a linear kind of gal or what? 😉
NOTE: I’m pretty sure that blogging will be at a minimum this semester too, so if you’re looking for links to what I’m reading, check del.icio.us.
And repeated praises to the 2007 SDP experience–without my fellow Internet and Society contacts to bounce ideas off of via gtalk or Facebook, I think I’d be forever locked in my library carrel! It’s funny, but I think I appreciate that time more and more every day. While I never want to set foot in White Hall dorms again, I’m eager for whatever follow-up conference travel we organize, either at Harvard or Oxford!
I’ve been trying to remain focused and positive this semester, but it has been difficult, mainly because I’m teaching three classes, trying to write the dissertation, and organizing/composing/submitting materials for the job search. I’ve never had such a hectic Fall, and I wonder, what could I have done to be better prepared? Should I have looked into fellowships? Should I have gone to Princeton like this NYTimes article suggests? 😉
I remain driven though because I am so ready to get out of Tampa. I’ll try not to offend its natives, but I’m sick of the traffic, the crowds, and the lack of true hospitality or basic friendliness, especially at my apartment complex. It may be because I attend a commuter school and the size of the city is massive in comparison to other places I’ve lived, but I’d rather stay home and order in than deal with anyone. Even when Andy and I decided to elope and had to find a catsitter, we couldn’t count on any of our friends here to commit to stopping by or taking her, either because of it being the summertime and they were taking trips too or because of the driving distance it would require.
All is not negative though. A recent drive to the USF St. Pete campus proved that a long drive is sometimes worth it! I’ll forever be indebted to TC and his class for letting me practice, quite extemporaneously, my job talk. It refueled my passion for my dissertation and made me aware of various directions my look at the post-Katrina blogosphere can go even after I graduate.
After Thanksgiving I think things will calm down and I know my Spring teaching schedule is going to be much easier, so I just need to relax and take it e-e-zay…sigh MIKA