- Her blog has been a compelling read for her thousands of followers as she unravels her journey with stories of challenges, frustrations and success. I have asked Julie to share some of her thoughts on Pathways from a different perspective this month. These are the questions I have posed for her consideration:
- What are the favourite aspects of the Paths you have worked on?
- Why did you choose the Paths and how many have you completed?
- What advice would you give to a new user of Base Camp?
- What are the benefits from your work in your Paths so far?
- What is your wishlist for new projects in Pathways?
See her answers in her blog post the same day, Friday 12 October:
Part of the Pathways Exchange Blogging project!Q1. What are the favourite aspects of the Paths you have worked on? Dear Julie, My favourites occur in the electives!
- As you know, I was keen to explore ‘Write a Compelling Blog‘ and ‘Storytelling‘, and this has been the source of many of our conversations by email. The blog elective, with your mentoring, improved my understanding of what a compelling blog looks like.
- Building my blog followers by fine tuning my writing style and promoting in social media.
- The process, starting in January this year, sparked the idea for this Pathways Exchange Blogging project. Thanks for participating.
- The elective on ‘Storytelling‘ has become my all time favourite elective.
- I am excited to tell you that this one will provide the content for the next elective on ‘Podcasting‘.
- I had been ignoring that elective for some time, knowing that the spark for its content was still to emerge. Now I can plan a series of podcasts
- As a natural extension of these activities, I can focus on combining blogging, podcasting and storytelling, as the basis for my DTM project in Pathways. This is my goal set for next year. Finally I have a project theme that will be beneficial to me in my world of Family History Storytelling and to my community learners. Note: thanks to M for suggesting this.
- I have introduced the steering group to Zoom for meaningful project discussions and I hope to explore more of that style of collaborative and social learning online with other learners.
- I will finish this Pathways Conversation now and focus on more answers to that first set of questions I asked of you. Hope you are enjoying this Pathways Exchange of stories. I am really looking forward to the questions you have of me.
- PS I start a new module in the Diploma of Family History with the University of Tasmania this month – it is called Oral History. Everything is falling into place!