We expected that we would meet weekly together and switch off between the three of us to write the blog, but we expected that all of us would show up to help contribute ideas and thoughts regarding the topics we were discussing in our weekly posts. We wanted everyone to show up having read the novel, short story or poem that we will be discussing so that way the blog could get done efficiently and effectively. We thought it would work well rotating, but all still collaborating on the blog and it definitely worked out well for our groups dynamic.
It worked really well doing the blog together because we could bounce new perspectives off of one another and in the end we created a really unique perspective of the text. I think for keeping it the same we would do it as a group for sure because it was really effective. The only thing that we would have liked to have done differently was potentially having a prompt to go off of.
We stayed really true to our manifesto, we switched off between the three of us every single week and we kept our blog free-form and we wrote in a relaxed and not professional manner. It did not really impact the way we thought about our topics, we just knew that we wanted to voice our opinion and perspective about every topic we were choosing to discuss for our blog.
We really loved the post we did about the white heron and how we related it to fairy tales and snow white in particular. It gave us a new perspective on the short story and let us use our creativity to convey the way in which we perceived the story in relation to the fairy tale.
It gave us an opportunity to work with people and learn how to work with others when often times you have different perspectives from one another, but it was fun seeing how all of our ideas were able to collide to create one specific perspective. Overall, we learned more than we would doing this assignment alone because we were able to bounce ideas off of each other. We enjoyed this blog a lot!
Haley, Ashley and Amanda