Thursday, 2 February 2006

Co-blogging

Anna had a great idea (not Annarid, a different Anna). We are both tutoring the same OU course and we'd both started blogs to bung stuff that might be useful to students on the course. In a fit of genius Anna suggested that we combine our meagre efforts so far and blogged together. It was almost like living with someone again! We had to choose a colour scheme and then how we'd categorise posts and what to do with comments and the date/time formats and so on and so forth! She didn't even make me a cup of tea - but she is a few hundred miles away. Anyway, after a few hours of looking at curtains and sofas and carpets and other such stuff our new pied a terre is open. It's here and please don't anyone say they don't like the colours..............

7 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

I think I understand... are you abandoning http://ng264t175.blogspot.com/
or do postings there automagically feed through to the new one, too?

Nogbad said...

Yes I'm going to abandon that one - to be honest I often saw stuff that could go on there but didn't have time/energy to post and the idea of joint blogging hadn't occurred to me until Anna suggested it - at that point I thought it might be an interesting adventure and a learning experience. We know each other well enough to handle any disagreements and we work in similar ways, we work together on other stuff as you know. We'll just have to see where it goes but the other interesting aspect is that she's on 06B so we're four months apart in terms of the course.

Echo Mouse said...

That's very cool :) Congratulations!!!

And for the record, I think it looks very sharp. Good job on the colour scheme ;)

Nogbad said...

Cheers Mouse - I know it'll be okay it it passes the Mouse's Whiskers Test :-)

Bill said...

Joint blogging is a great idea, and edublogs seems an easy way to get a WordPress blog up and running.

I've now moved my course blog over to the sister site uniblogs, with the hope of doing some collaborative blogging with my fellow students on E301...

Nogbad said...

Wordpress is a bit of a thing after blogger - it's not as intuative and I still haven't managed to get an image uploaded and displayed but the learning experience of working together has already started to pay dividends, it's great understanding how someone else approaches different issues

kat said...

It looks like we are going to trial ELGG for co-blogging. It is easy to set up groups and decide whether a post should be private, for a particular group or whether it should be public.