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canvass [kan-vuhs] /ˈkænvəs/
verb (used with object)
1. to solicit votes, subscriptions, opinions, or the like.
2. to examine carefully; investigate by inquiry; discuss; debate.
verb (used without object)
3. to solicit votes, opinions, or the like.
4. a soliciting of votes, orders, or the like.
5. a campaign for election to government office.
6. close inspection; scrutiny.
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I ran a little experiment earlier in the summer, just to see what would happen. I posed a general question in the attempt to instigate some daily discussions surrounding SLP affairs. It worked well enough, given that I didn’t give anyone any instructions per se, that I plan to run it more regularly starting now. I’m calling it #SLPsnQs (thank you @zealousidler for the inspiration).
Why am I starting now? Well, tomorrow is the first day of school in my province. I figure a lot of people see Labour Day as the last true hurrah of summer, regardless of working in schools or not, so it seemed as good a time to start as any.
How does it work?
I will post a question to Twitter (nearly) every day with the hashtag #SLPsnQs. Anyone and everyone is welcome to respond. You don’t have to reply to me, but you do need to include #SLPsnQs in your tweet (so that it will show up in the search feed). I will capture a week’s worth of questions and responses in a chirpstory like this. Some weeks may have themes, some will be completely random or inspired by someone else. My hope is to incite discussion and reflection amongst SLPs on a more regular and also more casual basis than #slpchat.
If you have a question you would like me to pose as a part of #SLPsnQs, please DM me on Twitter! I would love to have more minds working for inspiration. However, I ask that only I post the #SLPsnQs questions, since it gets cluttered and confusing if there is more than one question or topic of discussion in a given day. Don’t forget that we still have the #SLpeeps hashtag if you are looking to pose a specific question to the SLP community!
So, watch Twitter tomorrow for the first official #SLPsnQs question of the day and please participate!
PS: Sorry I’ve been so absent. I certainly took a long hiatus from the blog. I am back now and have several posts in various stages of completeness so expect more soon!
Update May 2012: Here are links to several (not all) of the previous #SLPsnQs – a week at a time. Note that there is not always one question per day.