Following on from my recent meeting with Sian, I need to give more thought to how I use hyperlinks. I might use them in the following ways:
I think this makes for an appropriate and, with linking to my own blog and to the essays, interesting use of Hyperlinks.
Further to the last point of the previous post, no it isn't possible to transfer a blog from one weebly site to another, even when the entire site is copied. Apparently the blog is specific to an individual site and therefore doesn't copy. What I could do instead however is to:
1. make a new copy of the james 858499 site (eg 'james858499copy')
2. rename the original james858499 site as 'dissertation'
3. redesign the 'dissertation' site using the design and format of the existing 'dissertationtest' site
4. remove all the non-dissertation content* from the 'dissertation site', replacing with dissertation content
1. *when I copy the james858499 site, I'll lose my RM blog. I could though just keen this hidden on the dissertation site.
2. i don't expect i'll be able to rename/revert the james858499copy site back to james858499
Before I do anything, I need to think through whether or not this is a good ideas as it's going to be a fair amount of work. Also, there doesn't seem much pointing in working on the design/content of the dissertationtest site for the time being, as it's all going to have to be copied over.
Maybe an idea to make the dissemination a bit more creative, ambitious, interesting.
Within the rationale section, rather that citing sections from my blog, it would be more interesting to link to relevant parts of blog posts to emphasise or support particular ideas.
What I would do is, at the outset, explain that as this is partly reflective, I will link to relevant parts of my blog.
I would then use hyperlinks from relevant parts of the discussion to link to particular blog posts. Within these posts, the relevant text could be highlighted.
This means I would spend less time talking reflectively within the rationale itself.
The reader thus has the choice to approach this as a conventional rationale, or if they prefer (and time allows), they can alternately look at it as more of a reflective account, interweaved with reference to the literature and the data.
Perhaps on some occasions the links would actually go directly to images, again hosted on blog posts.
A technical consideration: if I do opt to follow this approach, perhaps the blog should become part of the appendix. Or maybe the appendix should be the blog? Actually, this would work quite well. I would explain that I don't want the blog to be seen as part of my argument, but instead it is useful supplementary information not suitable within the main presentation of ideas and discussion.
Another technical consideration: this blog is housed with my own website. I don't expect it's possible to transfer a blog from one site to another (and I don't want the visitor looking at this site). Maybe by copying the whole site the blog will copy as well? I need to try this out. I could then build and entirely new site, beginning with the copy of the james858499 site.