PROCESS POST: Mapping Out My Site
Week 3: September 26 - October 2
So this week, I began to organize my website more neatly. I also started to improve the accessibility and overall design of the site. I decided to create 4 pages for everything on the site. The first page I created is the ‘Home’ page, which is the first page you see when you type in my website, and it introduces the reason I created the site. The next page is the ‘About Me page which gives a little bit more background on me. The next page is called ‘Weekly Progress,” which tracks my weekly progress in accomplishing my health and wellness goals.
The last page is called ‘PUB 101’, which is the acronym for ‘The Publication of the Self in Everyday Life’ and this page contains all the assignments I have created for my PUB 101 course. To give some context, this website was created as an ongoing assignment for the Simon Fraser University Publishing course Pub 101: The Publication of Self in Everyday Life, and for this class, I have to post a few different assignments called process post and other little mini assignments alongside other content for my site. Later on, I might create separate pages for all of those different types of assignments (process posts, mini assignments, peer reviews etc.), but for now, I think keeping them under the same page is ok. I will include a diagram showing how I plan on mapping out my site below.
Integration of Social Media
I am currently debating on if I want to integrate another form of social media into my weekly challenges. I think that Youtube might be too much work, but I think I may create a TikTok account to also track my progress and gain more visitors to my site since it is fairly easy to gain new followers on TikTok compared to other social media apps. Additionally, the more people follow me every week, the more likely I am going to stick to my goals.
Response to the Article “How I Got My Attention Back”
I think that it would be extremely difficult for me to go completely offline cold turkey for a month. I will probably have a mini-mental breakdown if I am being honest. I do think I am addicted to my phone and use it as a coping mechanism to escape overthinking about certain things in my life. However, I do think I could substantially reduce the amount of time I spend on my phone if I do it at a slower pace instead of cold turkey. As Mod (2017) says, “Attention is a muscle. It must be exercised.” Therefore this week my self-care goal is too slowly reduce the amount of time I spend on social media rather then completely deleting all my social media apps. Hopefully by the end of the week I will have a similar experience to Craig and beagle to go deeper into my work.
Mod, C. (2017, Jan 13). How I Got My Attention Back. Wired. https://www.wired.com/2017/01/how-i-got-my-attention-back/