Do You Know Wikipedia

Do You Know Wikipedia: Categories and Projects

I know, there are a ton of things you don’t know about Wikipedia.  For most people, especially those who only view Wikipedia on the app, you miss a ton of features designed to help organize, manage, and make entries discoverable.  I am going to do a short series of entries focusing on those features youRead more

Why I Edit Wikipedia

What’s the big deal?  So what?  I edit Wikipedia.  There are time when this is what my head tells me.  I often have to remind myself that it is a big deal. Not A Big Deal? The logic of my brain rests in the way academia and research circles work.  In this world contributions toRead more

Why I Finally Started Editing Wikipedia

It took me years to go from casual Wikipedia editor to active Wikipedia editor.  There were so many things that kept me from becoming an active editor, but there were just as many things that helped me shift into the new role. First, what do I mean by active editor.  There are thousands of registeredRead more

Why It Took Me Years to Start Editing Wikipedia

Why It Took Me Years to Start Editing Wikipedia

Last week I wrote an entry telling you a bit about how I got involved in editing Wikipedia.  I mentioned that I have been an editor for over 10 years, but it has only been in the past 3 that I got very involved in editing.  Today I want to address the two reasons IRead more

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

Getting Ready for Camp NaNoWriMo

We are just a few days away from April and that means it’s time for Camp NaNoWriMo.  For those who don’t know what this is, it’s a less intense program connected to National Novel Writing Month.  Instead of a firm 50,000 word goal, in April and July writers set their own goals.  This is theRead more

My Wikipedia Editing Story

Wikipedia for Everyone: My Editing Story

I was going to share an update about my Wikipedia bullet journal today and then decided: nope, I have something bigger to talk about.  As I continue to evolve this blog into my passions, I have realized that no bloggers are talking about Wikipedia.  Nobody really seems to focus on how they use it, howRead more

30 Days of Wikipedia: January Wrap-up

I know, I was suppose to do this post over a week ago.  I was busy being sick and everything got thrown off.  My 30 days of editing Wikipedia are over.  It was far more difficult this year to do just 30 days than it was last year to do 100.  I think it wasRead more

January 2017 Adventure: 30 Days of Wikipedia

30 Days of Wikipedia: Day 2

This month I am revisiting a project I did last January.  Last year, starting in January, I worked on Wikipedia entries for 100 days.  It was everything I needed to take the next step in growth as a Wikipedia editor. This year, I am doing something a little less ambitious.  I am editing for 30Read more

Creating a Personal Archive

Creating a Personal Archive: PAP’s Archive

Last week I shared my failure when it came to thinking about what I saved from working on Modern Persuasion.  Today I am going to show you what it looks like when I am actually aware of what I am saving.  PAP is the code name for my second novel, a modernization of Pride &Read more

NaNoWriMo 2016

NaNoWriMo 2016: Reflections of a 12 Year NaNo Vet

After this year I have officially participated in NaNoWriMo 13 times.  I have won 12 times.  I have been a municipal liaison 12 times.  I have yet to publish anything from the November program, but come March one of my Camp NaNoWriMo novels will be published. I would not be a writer or author ifRead more