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  • 1. Virtual Mentorship: Intentions, Absence, Accidents, Communities Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 2. Required Mentoring ≠Mentoring • My MFA and PhD advisors, but are they really “mentors?” • “Chuck” • (Great, now I’m Chuck...) Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 3. ity skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com Mentor defined, hairs split • There’s a difference between “mentor,” “advisor,” and “teacher” • Mentors are discovered • Blogs are discovered, too Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 4. Unintentional/Absent Blog Mentors John Lovas DeAnza College Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 5. “Blogs as Writerly Spaces” Survey • “My primary/main blog was about....” • Bloggers write about topics, not (just) themselves • Bloggers’ audiences are interested in those topics, not (just) the bloggers Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 6. “Parallel Play” Creative Commons, via http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenr/ Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 7. “Blogs as Writerly Spaces” Survey Blogs as Writerly Spaces Survey On average, how many comments does your blog receive each week? Response Response Percent Count 0-5 42.0% 37 6-10 18.2% 16 11-15 9.1% 8 16-20 10.2% 9 21-49 9.1% 8 50-99 4.5% 4 100 or more 6.8% 6 answered question 88 skipped question 14 Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 8. “Blogs as Writerly Spaces” Survey Blogs as Writerly Spaces Survey I view my blog as a community for my readers. Response Response Percent Count Strongly Agree 22.7% 20 Agree 28.4% 25 Neither agree or disagree 25.0% 22 Disagree 15.9% 14 Strongly Disagree 8.0% 7 answered question 88 skipped question 14 Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 9. “Blogs as Writerly Spaces” Survey Blogs as Writerly Spaces Survey I see my blog fitting into a larger community of bloggers with similar interests. Response Response Percent Count Strongly Agree 34.1% 30 Agree 42.0% 37 Neither agree or disagree 12.5% 11 Disagree 9.1% 8 Strongly Disagree 2.3% 2 answered question 88 skipped question 14 Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 10. Where have the blogs gone? • 2009: Dennis Jerz: Jerz's Literacy Weblog<http:// jerz.setonhill.edu/weblog/> • 2008: Alex Reid: "Digital Digs"<http://alexreid.typepad.com/> • 2007: Elizabeth Losh: "VirtualPolitik"<http:// virtualpolitik.blogspot.com/> • 2006: Clancy Ratliff: "CultureCat: Rhetoric and Feminism"<http:// culturecat.wordpress.com/> • 2005: Collin Brooke: "Collin vs. Blog"<http://collinvsblog.net/> • 2004: Jenny Edbauer: "Stupid Undergrounds: I Found It on the Street" http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/%7Eedbauer/blogs/jenny/ Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com
  • 11. Where have the blogs gone? • Not gonna talk about “blogs are dead...” • ...But check out http://cogdogblog.com • Mentoring isn’t forever either.... Steven D. Krause | Eastern Michigan University skrause@emich.edu | stevendkrause.com