I've recently applied my blogging habit to some of the activities I work with at school. I found that the MVL art department camera had studio and drama photos on it as old as 2009. It got me thinking because I didn't want to just wipe out the card and lose that image archive. So now, as of last week, I am also posting to a MVL art dept. blog, "Stir", and an MVL drama dept. blog, "Suspending Disbelief".
Its been exciting to expand the experience in both cases. I think about the MVL blogs in the same way I think about this blog. It's an opportunity to share and archive the everyday work that leads up to the big reveal. Interestingly, the drama blog is beginning to involve a sort of crowd-sourcing as submitted photos start to come in. I have also posted a list of props we need for the upcoming one-act plays hoping to make the gathering process more effective.
I may have gotten carried away with my "launch" idea for the two MVL blogs. I generated QR codes for each of them and designed a mini poster around them. I had planned on making them into locker magnets to generate some buzz. After nearly finishing the project with confidence and satisfaction I've learned that internet-capable phones are not as common in the building as I had assumed. Beyond that, we don't share our wifi password because the current system couldn't handle the extra strain. Classic "Ready, Fire, Aim" behavior on my part.