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Blogging for medicinal purposes

So, I guess this means we're about a third of the way done with the class. One set of blogs down, two more to go. While I'm no rookie blogger (Who could be after three Jerz classes?), I've been trying to improve my blogging skills. While haven't been the most perfect blogger, I do think that the work I've compiled this semester blogwise clearly outshines most of the work I've done in the past. Perhaps this is a direct result from the fact that I find blogging to be more useful this time around--in past semesters, it became a chore, and while (I'll admit it) I do often groan at the time-crunch blogging places on my already suffocated schedule, I look forward to and even depend upon the responses I write and receive on my blog weekly. While my past two Jerz classes were fairly straightforward (more basic level courses), this class has my head spinning in circles more often than not. Thus, blogging helps me stop the spinning, or at least pause it. At the very least, I avoid naseau and, at best, I find enjoyment and understanding. It's a win-win situation that may be the thing that keeps me out of the nut house this semester.

Coverage: Here's a list of all the blogs I've posted

Where's the Truth?
History is the Cheese on Literature's Macaroni
Sensation vs. Thought
Metonymy, synecdoche, smetonyche
Sweetened by the Sugar of Literature
The Bug of Writing
The Space Between
It's All About Me
The Dead Know Nothing
Would you care for some tea, dear?
On the Outside
I'm in my bubble
Play the Game
Did I mention I was happy?
Make sure you water the plant when I'm gone
Do you mean apostrophe or apostrophe?
The answerless question?
Where's Waldo?
Stuck in the Shadows
It's all about the reader...or is it?
Three for the price of one
And the word of the day is...

Depth: Here's where I spent a little extra time to devle deeper into my blogging topic

Sensation vs. Thought
Where's the Truth?
Did I mention I was happy?
I'm in my bubble

Interaction & Discussion: Here's where my blog or comments generate conversation, or even dispute about a subject

Where's the Truth?
History is the Cheese on Literature's Macaroni
Metonymy, Synecdoche, Smetonyche
The Space Between
Would you care for some tea, dear?

Timeliness: Here's where my blogs were posted early

Where's the Truth?
History is the Cheese on Literature's Macaroni
The Space Between
The Dead Know Nothing


Xenoblogging: Here's where I helped out my classmates with my comments

Comment on Derek's blog
Comment on Bethany B's blog
Comment on Jenna's blog
Comment on Erica's blog
Comment on Erica's blog

Wild Card: Here's my favorite blog so far

Make sure you water the plant when I'm gone
While this isn't the most academic of blogs, it's my favorite because I think it clearly shows in my writing that I'm enjoying the reading and reacting to it in a creative manner. This is the attitude I want to keep up during the semester. While I know some fatigue is inevitable (I'm feeling pretty tired right now, actually), I want to attempt to avoid a complete mental breakdown, and I think that keeping a positive attitude about even the smallest assignments, as I did in this blog, will help me avoid this burn-out.

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