I chose this blog because I purchased the ideaobrien.com domain a little over a year ago. I had the idea for the site address and blog title, and decided to create this blog as a place holder. I chose WordPress originally because there were lots of tutorials on Lynda.com and I also found lot of trouble-shooting support in various forums via simple Google searches. Around the time I created this blog, I also created my eportfolio.
The design for my original idea has changed a bit to come to this outer space theme. I began with a hippie, floral design which eventually disgusted me. I could not decide between this theme option, or the pink and purple theme option, and settled on this one due to the Mac reference in the theme description. (I do not understand the appeal, but it seems as though the apple-craze is common)
I wanted to spruce up the font color, but decided against it for readability purposes. I was able to, however, add a header (photo under site name). I spent lots of time searching for the perfect image, but I could not find an image that captured outer space, writing, rhetoric, direction (like a road-map), blue prints (like architecture), and digital-looking neon designs. I hope to create an image of my own, especially since I’m not sure the picture I have here is legal. (http://www.wallconvert.com/wallpapers/funny/stormtrooper-giving-directions-in-the-desert-14670.html)
Great to ink your blog and eportfolio sites. Given the title you’ve chosen, how do you plan to design this as a guide? And as you consider Porter’s article for this week, “Recovering Delivery for Digital Rhetoric,” how does this form of delivery (blog) change knowledge itself, change our categories of thought, our systemic classifications, our ways of thinking about writing? How does Web 2.0 change the galaxy of writing?
See you Tuesday in class,
Wonderful blog design and informative content. I am in awe of your portfolio. So much accomplished for such a young lady. I’m inspired now to create my own portfolio and will look to yours as the Gold Standard.
Saved as a favorite, I really like youyr site!
Thank you so much! Let me know if there is a topic you would like to see on here!