A post where I went the most in depth was my poem of choice blog post. For this post I looked into the background of a poet and his poem. From here, I was able to deeply analyze my own interpretation of the poem.
The electronic literature sampler post was also wrote in depth. I sampled three electronic pieces of literature. In the post itself, I describe each with details describing my experience.
The electronic literature background post was not the most lengthy but the way I described in detail my background with this topic I felt deserved a spot in this category.
My post on “Sonnet 116” by Shapespeare, is a post I think fits best with this category. For this particular blog post, I was able to apply a new poetry term I learned and applied it to this poem.
Another post I feel is risky would be the Alfred Prufrock poem. For this post I analyzed a new poem but this time I tried implementing the techniques our textbook suggested. I think my post explains this well.
Another risky post was my poem of choice blog post. Here this was risky for me because I had to “go out” onto the web and search for a poem and author I have never read or heard of.
The post where I referenced an outside source would be RWAL 9 (2 of 2). Here for this post I talked about a theory I was familiar with. I then applied the theory to a work I had already read which was Dubliners by James Joyce.
A post that sparked a peer to comment on my blog was my post on RWAL 9 (1 of 2). Here in this post I talked about theories I am familiar with. I also brought up the Marxist Criticism Theory and how I am unfamiliar with this. This post not only had one peer leaving comments but two.
A post that doesn’t really fit into any other category besides coverage would the Hilborn, “OCD” post. This post was done on time and didn’t go into depth but was not short either.
All of my post have been on time for this portfolio but one that was done early for class was RWAL 9 (2 of 2).
A post where I got it done just to get it done as an assignment would be RWAL 6 “Writing about Poems”. This post I briefly stated how I learned reading a poem several times aloud is better for comprehension.
Another post that fits into this category was Hilborn, “OCD”. This post was done on time but I also got it done to do it. With that being said I did put some thought into my post.
The third portfolio of the semester is done and finished. Looking back on my post, the area I improved upon the most is the riskiness category. This category was one of my weaknesses in the past and I feel I tried to get more this time around. I have noticed when I have a weaker category I seem to focus all of my attention on that category. My future goal is to treat all categories as if they were my weaknesses so I have a full in-depth blog portfolio that reflects my progress.
Source: Discussion Portfolio 3