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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

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Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up". Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

Weblogs as a bridging genre

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Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs. Winner of the 2004 EduBlog Awards as best paper.

Common Visual Design Elements of Weblogs

Women and Children Last: The Discursive Construction of Weblogs

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

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Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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February 23, 2005

Handling comments from paper and presentation submissions

I personally see much value in the comments I receive to papers I write for conferences or publication. But being human, I often don't see the value for at least 24-hours after I first read the comments I receive. After a couple of recent conversations, about comments and the reviewing process in general, with other scholars and while having three sets of comments to paper's laying on my desk - all for work that is headed for publication either in press or pre-submission - I decided to outline what I do when working with this universally required and equally despised system.

On the rare occasion I have received truly hurtful comments, in this single case the light of many mornings doesn't improve what was said about me personally, I try to remember that reviewers are human too - they are aren't they - and that they have bad days as well. And I try to remember this as I review for conferences and publications.

In truth, the first review I wrote for a journal editor was pretty awful - much to negative with not enough suggestions that would help the author improve the article. Luckily for me, the editor in question was very good at helping me work through my concerns and develop a better style for relaying my comments to an author. Sadly not everyone gets that mentorship.

So read your comments, go hangout with friends for awhile, then reread the comments. It does help to lessen the sting of someone else not loving your work as much as you do, or of them finding flaws with a piece that you think is nearing brilliance. Buy a beer for me too, getting graded is always a hard thing for those of us that have been socialized to want to be perfect or nearly so.

Posted by prolurkr at February 23, 2005 07:36 PM

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