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  1. Jul 2018
    1. You might start in those more restrictive environments (assuming you can migrate out with safety and ease) and then move up when you feel the box is too cramped. Making your moves after hitting the limits makes sense to me. If you’re very happy with a particular box then taking on the extra work, however minimal, when you don’t want the reward doesn’t make sense. Maybe that’s the deal. Take advantage of your freedom. Try many things. Make and destroy. Make again. Have fun with your freedom.

      I like the point about limits. I have encouraged people in the past to set up their own domain, only to have them get annoyed when they decided to stop turning up.

      If people do not see the limits of spaces such as WP.com or Edublogs, then maybe they are fine? They are still afforded some choice and can upgrade at a later point if they wish.

    2. Getting started is pretty easy. It’s like joining a gym. Easy to start, easy to go a time or two. It’s the long run that interests me.

      Maybe the idea of a 'long run' is a better way of appreciating big B blogging?

    3. I knew I wanted someplace where I was making the choices rather than other people.

      I like the idea of 'choice' over 'ownership'.

    1. Finally, keep in mind that most of us are not taught to do this in the preparation for our careers. We should be, but we’re not. Most of the people developing and facilitating these educational and career prep programs are trying to figure all of this out for themselves…let alone teach you. We need to develop a domain that we control and put in the same amount of polish that we do our offline identities. Offline, we pick out a certain outfit, shoes, and hairstyle that fits our persona. We have a certain way that we want to be viewed, and select options, or habits that help create that persona. Online, we’re often a mess of half-formed elements and inconsistent information that doesn’t share the “real” version of your digital identity. Think about the version of you that you want to create…and make it happen.

      I find this a really interesting point about polish. When I think about the possibility of students owning their own site, do they have control over this? They are often forced to wear a set uniform, does the same mindset apply with DoOO?

    2. I think we should all have a domain of our own that we control and can edit over time. We should have one space online that we call our own, and is not owned by another corporation, group, or entity. The one, “best” representation of you online should not be your LinkedIN or Facebook page. This should be a space where you can create the identity that you want to have. You can write yourself into existence.

      I always feel conflicted by the notion of 'ownership'. There is still a dependency on others for infrastructure, such as hosting. I wonder if a 'lease' is a better metaphor, as it feels like more than renting.