Update!

Good evening/morning everyone.
After the meeting today, Amy asked me to pop in on here and write a recap of the steps we took today- especially for the three of you who were not present.
We (Charlene, Jane, Amy, Sam, and Myself) felt that it was necessary to plunge ahead and get something physically started because we were starting to feel like hamsters running on a wheel!!
So, we did three things:
We confirmed wordpress as our working platform, and registered a new WP blog under the name highspiwrit.wordpress.com …the idea of course being that this name would be in keeping with our inspiwrit blog, convey the idea that the group agreed upon, and of course show pride for out wonderful Uni!! πŸ™‚
We also registered a separate gmail email account to work in conjunction with the blog in case we receive comments, etc. And also simply because the blog required an email to link to, and it felt better to use one we could all access just in case πŸ™‚

For the time being, our newly “pressed” Highspiwrit blog is incredibly plain. There is really nothing to see except a working domain. Sam has agreed to look into the language of blogs and start working on how to customize it visually. I hope that Joe and Nick, and possibly Makeni (if that’s where his interest lies) will be especially interested in helping him with this, assuming you are still feeling happy and comfortable being an integral part of the ‘design team.’

It’s fair to say that of course we all want a say in what it looks like, and Charlene even presented a fairly cohesive ‘vision’ for what she is picturing on the spot on the whiteboard. The five of us agreed that it will be incredibly helpful to mess around with the look and feel (once we get to that stage) in person, all together so that nobody’s toes get trodden on.

So- to recap: Sam is working on learning how to customize, and will be contacting Joe, Nick, and Makeni for help, Charlene and Amy are writing a timetable/plan for how we are going to ‘ship’ (accomplish… preferably on time πŸ˜‰ this project, Jane is… what is Jane doing? My mind is blank… :O I am writing, and starting to formulate our manifesto (but I will need to talk to people a little more)

 

Estella

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  1. #1 by hispiwrit on April 12, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Also, I have set up a calendar alongside the highspiwrit email account. This can be viewed by logging into gmail using the same login details as above, and clicking on ‘Calendar’. This will be updated frequently with individual tasks and wh…en they are expected to be achieved. I will email everyone their roles and responsibilities to their college accounts, so we can clarify exactly what Jane & Makeni and anyone else might want to get involved in. If you don’t get a chance to check this via your Writtle E-mail, this document can also be viewed via out Google account under ‘Documents’.

    Charlene

  2. #2 by hispiwrit on April 12, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    It was great at last to see some “vision” to what we are working towards, I must thank you Charlene for that simple sketch which told us so much and now we seem to be off “the hamster wheel” and working towards an agreeable goal and we’ve g…ot a great name! My job is getting content and i was hoping Makeni may help me through what he suggested yesterday by making flyers and getting out there in the streets and campus to get short video feedback (10 seconds) on what simple things have made people happy recently.

    Jane

  3. #3 by hispiwrit on April 12, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    harlene- I think this gmail calendar will prove to be a useful tool! Great idea to integrate it on that πŸ™‚ Jane- thanks for refreshing my mind! I think it would be awesome if you and Makeni wanted to work together since you both seem excited about content-gathering!

    Estella

  4. #4 by hispiwrit on April 12, 2011 - 12:58 pm

    thankyou estella for recapping things for those people that missed out yesterday. i think we all feel better now we have a goal and understand what it is we want to do! and charlene thats a brilliant idea and it should be very helpful πŸ™‚ jane i think thats a brilliant idea to promote the website with makeni. hope every one feels a little bit happier now they have more direction!!

    Amy

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