Blogging Research: How Much Is Too Much?

So in posting new material, I’m finding that it’s hard to actually keep up with my own expectations of “good” research and “good” blogging.  The real question I face is one of genre and writing research: how am I using this blog? (Activity, Representation)  How do I think others will perceive it?  (Reception, Representation)  How…

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Tumblr Settings: Pays to Read Directions

Understanding the differences between primary and secondary Tumblr blogs is helpful: Primary Tumblr’s are best for your public, “this is me!” profile.  You can comment on other blogs, but you can’t invite coauthors or use password protection. Secondary Tumblr’s are good for classroom collaboration – you can invite coauthors, and then password protect your work.…

JK Rowling – Not everything goes in the book

J.K. Rowling, in an interview, said she took extensive notes on Hogwarts and her characters, but that these notes were for her rather than for her readers. At Computers and Writing last week, I realized that my best Twitter posts came when I replaced my standard note-taking in Google Docs with pure Twitter.  Since I…

Archives Sadly Lost

The old ryanedel.net archives have been sadly lost or deleted or misplaced.  I blame digital databases.  You can, however, access the old pages via the Wayback Machine for ryanedel.net.