Here's an idea

My friend tried to leave a comment on the blog, but it vanished into thin air. Here's what she wanted to say- it makes me realise that actually with the addition of a few small words I do have the ability to say what i'm thinking.

 I was impressed by your mind map, acknowledging that my own insatiable itch always to verbalise (hence why I'm unnecessarily verbose at times) does have a downside: It can draw me away dangerously far from my initial concept, especially if I get mired in wordiness. Also: That if you could turn each relationship between one pair of connected thoughts into a sentence (or more, if needed), that's your whole thing verbalised! I might mind map next time I want to describe a thought process. :)

I also discovered this group on Flickr: MindMapperz. 

I've struggled for years with note taking, I write copious notes, but what actually goes in- once I started to use these kind of maps and diagrams things start to make a lot more sense. I love maps and diagrams so that shouldn't be much of a surprise- maybe I can submit my entire MA in map form? Last year I joked that I would submit my essay on 2000 post it notes- and let my tutor compile it, didn't go through with that, but it's the thought that counts!


  1. Hahaha,I love the idea of doing your essay on post-it notes - brilliant.

    Btw, did you know that Textile Forum South West will be doing a conference in Taunton in March on textiles and mapping, followed by an exhibition on the subject in 2012.

  2. Hi Kirsty- will have to look into that conference, thanks for mentioning it- I get the emails from them but this must've sunk under the radar. Would fit in interestingly with my possible MA proposal (which has to be in on the 8th!)


Hi, i'm interested to hear what you think, thanks for your comments- i'll try and respond to them here in the blog.