A little sneak preview of my geo-narrative assessment that is due on Monday. I’ve put together a series of my favourite things in Richmond. The list could be seriously long and it was very difficult narrowing it down to just 12. I decided to choose 4 from each of the following headings:
For Assessment 2 in Networked Media Production we were each asked to create a blog of our own on a topic of our choice. I struggled with a topic for my blog for a little while as I’d never written for a blog before. In the end I chose to highlight the hidden treasures I find around Richmond each day while walking my dogs. There are so many things I find in my travels and thought this would be the perfect outlet to show them.
I tried wherever possible to relate the blog content back to the lectures however I did find that this was not easily done without detracting from the blog.
“Royal Ribbon” template by wakecodesleep was applied
Google Analytics was applied
A number of ornamental items were removed from the page using CSS and HTML
A disqus comment module was added to enable visitors to make comments on blog posts
Tumblr was configured to automatically publish the posts to Facebook and to Twitter, with the Twitter feed publishing to the top of the page also.
An ‘About Us’ page was created
A 'Licensing’ page was created to inform visitors of their rights to use any images published on this blog.
Footer information was ammended to include the current Copyright date and credit my customisations.
MetaTags were used on each post to enable visitors to find my posts easily.
Licensing When considering licensing of this blog, I chose to use the Creative Commons License 'Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported’ which allows anybody to use the images for their own purpose at no charge. The only condition being that they must give me credit for the image. The Licensing arrangement is outlined on a custom linked page in the top menu bar, called 'Licensing’.
Publicity In class I created a number of prototypes for generating publicity for the site, these included:
A Twitter widget is also used to publish Twitter comments from Richmond Ramblers to the top of the blog page.
I also approached the organisers of 'The Island State’, a facebook page with over 2000 followers, dedicated to the suburb of Richmond. They have posted a number of my pictures on their page, see if you recognise any: https://www.facebook.com/islandstate/photos_stream
Visitation & Blog activity
At the time of posting this blog entry, Richmond Ramblers could report the following statistics:
I always knew there was an X building on Church St in Richmond, but this morning I discovered the V and W. There are so many cool features of these buildings, including Roman numeral floor numbers on the outside of the building.
It’s hard to believe that such a beautiful spot can exist in the inner city. If I could tune out the sounds of the trams, trains, car horns and the rowing coaches on megaphones down by the river, I’d almost believe I was in the country…. I did say ‘almost!’