This was a much more manageable week. I got an earlier start, figured out how to do hypertext links and didn’t have problems with my laptop’s performance. I spent a lot more time on my Daily Creates than is expected but it’s still not easy for me to just throw something together. I wish it was but I’ll get there! So it’s much appreciated when there was only three to do. I also spent a lot of time on my writing assignments, probably a lot more than the average person, not knowing if it’s because this is so new to me or because I’m doing more than is expected. I still need to customize my website some more but I can’t figure out how to put a 20% image of a photo of my lavender bush in the background. I also need to figure out how to get my photo gallery to show up on my menu (I thought that was already set up with all photos linked to the gallery). These and other ideas are in my head but I don’t know how to get there yet. My focus is on the assignments–fluff, interesting and pretty is secondary.
When I looked at other student’s work this week to comment on their posts, I see that many people are forgetting parts of the assignments, like adding tags, not explaining the backstory to their assignment, not adding hyperlinks, or even which assignment they were working on. I only mentioned it in a couple of my comments because I was wondering if it just wasn’t visible on the published blog. Otherwise, I didn’t think it was my place to say anything because I may not be correct in thinking these elements are required at this point. Perhaps for the writing assignments, the only thing that is required is text and the tags.
I almost missed the assignment for story analysis. It wasn’t “numbered” in the Week 3 assignments and after doing the readings in the beginning, I read through the story analysis assignment over the weekend then promptly forgot about it when I planned out my assignments (the ones that were listed in numerical order). Then, when I was looking at people’s work this week, I saw some posts on story analysis and wondered if they were in the same class! I went back to Week Three on Friday afternoon and there it was–it WAS an assignment and with a tag! I had to hustle but I had plenty of time before the snow began. I picked a visually colorful novel from one of my Literature classes a couple of years ago, called Kindred by Octavia Butler. It’s not well known but I just learned a pilot is in production so I look forward to seeing it!
Outline of Long-Form Story: