April 15th, 2006


One page of notes...

the start, originally uploaded by nice_cup_of_tea.

The original page of notes, the spark of an idea for my dissertation which led to the finished product. These notes are dated 11th February 2003 and I remember scribbling these ideas down when I was supposed to writing Module no.3 assignment!

What's interesting is how many of these original ideas made it into the final version!


"My name is Helen and I'm a Reader (not a writer)"

"Readers compulsively search for me. They are never satisified that they know enough, and they are hesitant about addressing writing task until the “knowing” is complete, which it never is. They are intellectually honest. They deserve our respect, our understanding, perhaps even our sympathy…..They familiar rationale has an admirable note of humility: 'I’m not quite ready'."

Wolcott, Harry F. (2001) Writing up Qualitative Research (2nd edn) Thousand Oaks: Sage.

So which one are you? Are you a reader or a writer?

Another quote I like...about the individual and society

"The individual is not an isolated entity who encounters society, but a social being, shaped by and shaping society."

Elkjaer, Bente (1999) "In search of a social learning theory." in Mark Easterby-Smith, John Burgoyne and Luis Araujo (Eds.) Organizational Learning and the Learning Organization: Development in Theory and Practice. London: Sage

Is it obvious I'm clearing up research stuff? *lol*

Lent (45)

Take exercise each day
2 hour walk along Sihl, behind Saalsporthalle and then up the Uetliberg, boy, are my legs tired :-)

Reflect on 5 positive things per day
1. Waking up feeling refreshed for a second day running!
2. Going out for a walk BEFORE turning my laptop on
3. Packing a book up as a RABCK for a certain bookcrosser (yes, you are on my flist!) *he he*
4. Mr ncot cooking supper (even if it was warming up my meal from yesterday
5. Having a productive day doing little jobs off my to do list


Research into LiveJournal and Archives

I've just seen this really interesting research post in the blog_sociology community. Gingervere is doing research into Livejournal usage, and need participants. The questions (and my answers) are below, but click here to take part.

The questions
1. How did you find out about LJ?
2. Why do you keep a Journal?
3. Do you also keep a paper diary?
4. How long have you had an LJ? How long do you think you'll keep writing in it?
5. Have you ever lost whole LJ entries or parts of them? How did you feel about it?
6. What's your favorite thing about LJ? Your least favorite? ^
7. Would you want all or part of your LJ to survive you? Who/where would you leave it to?
8. If an archive or library asked to keep a copy of your LJ for research purposes, would you donate it?

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