Tuesday, May 9

Dissertations are fun!

I'm so relieved to have found Jane McGonigal's The Best Sentence of the Day. Just when I was about to lose all hope, she's reminded me that no matter what the final form, dissertation writing can be fun. I really like the idea of turning a blog into a game where I get to pick my favourite writing of the day. I hope it'll keep me more positively focussed. And, maybe when all is said and done, it'll tell its own interesting story as well.

My final deadline is 2 August, 2006.

I'll be writing every day until then and posting bits and pieces here.

9 Comments:

Blogger Jane said...

Wooo! This is totally a game we are playing. I notice your deadline is very close to mine (August 18). We will have to blow up our dissertation blogs together in some dramatic fashion when we are both successfully done!

4:55 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

Yes please!!!!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous jean said...

I didn't think about building a dummy blog that could be blown up. In fact, I should have thought of that 2-and-a-haf years ago, damnit!

11:18 AM  
Anonymous anne said...

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11:20 AM  
Anonymous anne said...

oh, it was always in my plan for PLSJ... we'll just have to see if i can gather the cojones to actually do it with that blog ;)

11:30 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

It occurred to me that the best sentence blog could survive the dissertation and be used for, say, the book... but I'd much rather do it burning man style I think :) we will have to start thinking of creative ways to destroy blogs!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Francois Lachance said...

Blowing up what is already scattered? The blog lives not only in its incarnation on a single server somewhere. Its spores are spread by its readers.

That said, one fashion of "blowing up" equivalent to the tearing up and tossing of draft versions on paper would be to skin the site so that the entries appeard all in strike out ...

10:52 AM  
Blogger Trevor said...

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4:09 PM  
Blogger Trevor said...

I'm joining the "fun". I'm hoping to be done earlier than you; but don't "have" to be done until later. umm... anyway we can blow up our dissertations too once we have diplomas?

4:10 PM  

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