This is my third portfolio for my Writing for the Internet Class. I think that this has been the most interesting period for this class so far. Only a week ago, I was worried that I would not have enough blogs to make a good portfolio. That was before I wrote three blogs in a day last Thursday-Friday.
Looking back, that is how this semester of the semester has gone. I look back on what I have done this section of the course and I realize how concentrated it has been. I remember days that I would spend two or three hours playing interactive fiction, and then weeks where I would almost forget I was taking the class. I learned how to put together quality work on very short notice, like the usability test that I conducted Friday night after learning of the assignment. I do not have the assignment on the web, but here are the ones that I do have.
- Krug Ends - This one quotes his final chapter to discuss the thesis of the book.
- Intro to IF - I discuss my experiences with IF before the class delved into the subject heavily.
- What Rules? - I take a hard look at what keeps things running smoothly according to Wikipedia.
As always, there is a link to the course website for your convenience, though I have started intertwining it with the body of the entries better.
I have waited for this section to come up for a long time. I have had the pleasure of posting most of my entries at least 24 if not 48 hours before the due-date. Here are just a few.
- Tabs are art - Find out why, in this early blog.
- End of Fun? - Another blog that Krug inspired me to write early.
- Not Really - This was the actual end of Krug, and ahead of the curve as well.
- The Wikipedia Blogs - Three of them in all. All written three days before the due date.
This was another area of concentration. Some entries would gain a large response while others would be seemingly unnoticed.
- Angry Wikipedian - Just kidding! I received some interesting, unexpected comments on this one.
- Missing Krug - People had a lot to say about his departure, myself included.
- Editing History - It causes people to start talking pretty quickly.
- Disabled Use - I kind of sat back and let the entry work its magic on its own.
- Krug Crit. - Not a lot of quotations, but I think it shows a higher level of thinking.
- Killer Game - An in depth discussion of how to kill people in a game.
- Aha! - Find out the reasoning behind that statement.
- The Merits of Using Wikipedia - Pretty self-explanatory.
I probably could have been better in this area of my blogging. I was so busy that I would just write stuff to get it done. That being said, here is some of the best commenting that I did.
- Griffin Gate - Love it? Hate it? You decide along with the others.
- Feeling Lost - We hate that feeling on the internet.
- Who needs numbers? - Even though no one responded, I tried to explain why.
- I needed closure - and I tried to organize people to get it.
Even though my work was more sporadic this time, I was more pleased with the quality tenfold over last time. Of course, it does not matter what I think, so keep commenting.