Another person registered today. Actually everyday I will send out a few new invites. Sometimes people reply a polite thanks and then sometimes people don’t reply. Anyway this new member did and joined us. Will be adding him to the Whatsapp groupchat soon after I draft the following message to spam the group at one shot.
Dear all, today is, almost was the first day of In(ter)dependent studies. So, did you get to study anything today? How did you feel about the relative silence of the group? Jessie messaged me today to ask me about the google calendar. I asked her to check with Lynx as it was his suggestion, or with the group. then she got busy and couldn’t attend to it.
For me, I reflected on the relative silence of the groupchat, and I wondered if I’m “expected” to do something about it and how it made me feel. I thought about what was set out in the invitation, and don’t think it’s reasonably “expected” of me. I decided that I’m also going to be as in/active as I want to as well. It’s about finding the balance, for me - as in the balanced level of engagement.
I set up the facebook group and this groupchat but it’s really for us to use and for you to use to engage with each other as you would like it. As it pleases me to send this message on the first day. I’m going to follow this with a few quotes of the thing i’m reading. What did you read or study if you did? What did you think about, if you didn’t?
Meanwhile, I put my personal reflections in this journal (meekfreak.com/indiestudiesblog). Are you going to document this period of studies in your own way too? Will you share with the group? Why did you decide to register for the group? Are you curious to know about answers? Do you have questions of your own? Why would/you not raise them? Would you introduce yourself?
Damn shit this is going to read like one damn long Whatsapp spam message and then will it sound like some emo blackmail from an ex-girlfriend blasting from the past? hahaha.
Let’s try again.
Welcome to Junwee for taking part in this collaborative. We don’t know what’s going to happen yet.
Dear all, today is, almost was the first day of In(ter)dependent studies. So, did you get to study anything today?
How do you feel about the relative “silence” of the group today? Jessie messaged me aside to ask me about the google calendar. I asked her to check with Lynx as it was his suggestion, or with the group. then she got busy and couldn’t attend to it. So do you think it is going to be used? I set it up, and the facebook group and this groupchat but it’s really for you and us to activate and for you to use to engage with each other as you would like it. Will you/we use it?
I put my personal reflections in this journal (meekfreak.com/indiestudiesblog) as I don’t want to spam our spaces with too much of my own stuff. Are you going to document this study period in your own way too? Will you share them with the group? Why?
For me the silence is quite awkward. I thought about asking you all to do a round of self-introduction, to sort of “break the ice” but I thought it’s more important for me to reflect on why I find it awkward? and that I should practice enjoying this kind of awkwardness, so much so that I’m raising it now to make it even more awkward. lol.
How is this group and project going to work for you? How are you going to make them work for you?
Anyway this is just the first day of the first week. The idea is to self-study anywhere and anything. I’m probably overthinking as usual. I’m going to share a few screenshots of what I was reading.
(Also let me know if you object to being mentioned on my journal etc etc.)