Editing Online

I edited the first paper on this site 16 times online between Dec.16 – Dec.17. This was the paper for Hester Eisenstein’s class in Sociology of Gender, called “Electric Mommyland.”

  • Joy Rose, 1 day ago (17 December, 2014 @ 14:36:36)
  •  Joy Rose, 1 day ago (17 December, 2014 @ 14:35:57) [Autosave]
  •  Joy Rose, 1 day ago (17 December, 2014 @ 3:43:32)
  •  Joy Rose, 1 day ago (17 December, 2014 @ 3:41:03)
  •  Joy Rose, 1 day ago (17 December, 2014 @ 3:27:47)
  •  Joy Rose, 2 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 20:40:55)
  •  Joy Rose, 2 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 20:35:03)
  •  Joy Rose, 2 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 20:04:23)
  •  Joy Rose, 2 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 17:50:42)
  •  Joy Rose, 2 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 17:20:16)
  •  Joy Rose, 3 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 2:51:10)
  •  Joy Rose, 3 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 2:18:01)
  •  Joy Rose, 3 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 2:04:59)
  •  Joy Rose, 3 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 1:59:59)
  •  Joy Rose, 3 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 1:57:34)
  •  Joy Rose, 3 days ago (16 December, 2014 @ 1:02:12)

My online edits and paper edits happened simultaneously. What I was sometimes not able to see online, I was able to see on the paper and visa versa. The act of making the paper public before it was perfect was a problem because I got the most “hits” on the paper when it first went up, but it really wasn’t perfected until the second day. However, the act of making it public really motivated me to edit, re-edit, and make sure it was absolutely the best I could do. I can’t stress enough how the pressure of being visible was what motivated me. The paper did not motivate me in the same way.

 

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