Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Blogging in General

Blogging is a very interesting experience to try. Having to write a blog for an English class and having to write ten posts for a class assignment, I became very efficient with the blogging experience. I would tell anyone who wants to write a blog that they would have some fun with it.

Blogging can be used for anything, because you can choose the topic to write about. People may make there blog about TV shows, school, religion, and even the news. It is a broad place on the internet, and it allows people to communicate with each other and voice their own opinion. Blog sites are written to let other people know how they feel about a subject. It gives you the opportunity to say what you want. I am writing about my pregnancy, and the things I am going through. I get people to learn more about me, and what it is like to be pregnant. You get to release the thoughts on your mind. One real nice thing about this blog is that everyone is going to see how cute my daughter is (ha-ha).

Blogging is best used for personal experiences. When you pick something you are personally interested in, it would create the best blog. Writing about something that you voice your opinion in might get some people confused. Any one can read a blog that has access to the internet, because they want to obtain information on the subject. For example, if you are blogging about events on the news, and you start to state your own opinion people might get confused. They would know what happened in the event; however they would get your perspective. Another way to explain it is you can blog about anything. So I blogging about the news event, and my next blog might be aliens attacked. Someone might read that and think it is true. They would go on believing it, until they heard differently. If you start your blog by saying this is something to do with my perspective, and my thoughts on the subject it might be different. A lot of people will just read the interesting events, and look at the big picture. They will not go into detail to look and see if the source is reliable. It is kind of like the statement “Don’t believe everything you hear”. An example of a real bolg with false news is http://phonynews.blogspot.com/.

Every blog site shows some characteristics of our culture. Each person makes up a part of the society, and they write or voice their opinion creates the way our society looks. When other people read their post they will obtain some information or experiences from the other person. So if I was to write about my way of life, people would learn the way of an American life. Each person they would read about would show some different ways of society. They might show anything for example the way we dress, food we eat, people we favor, events we do, and even sports. There’re so many different characteristics that can be learned from the internet. It would be hard to name them all. People may not even realize what they are learning, because they would not address it as a part of society. For example, you see an outfit you like, and then you go get the outfit at the store. You then have picked up something that is from a different culture or society. Another example might be like, Chinese food.

One thing that about blogs is they are repetitive. They have many of the same blogs. Yes it will be your own opinion on the subject, but ten people will write about it. People might get tired of looking at all the views. They like to believe their own perspectives.

Overall blogging made the English class fun. If I had to do it all over I would not mind it. Some things might need to be “filtered”, but then it might not be as exciting. So I might continue the blog, because it is about the subject I like, my pregnancy.
Works cited
Valenti, Jessica (2009, March).Feministing.Retrieved March 13, 2009, http://www.feministing.com/2008/08/
Sam, Serg (2008,Sept.)Phony News - Credible But false News. Retrieved March 13, 2009,
Tom.(2009, March).My space. Retrieved March 13, 2009, http://www.myspace.com/

1 comment:

  1. Paige--

    I'm indeed looking forward to seeing how cute your daughter is.

    So, you believe that blogs are best used as sites of personal expression? Do you fee that there is just too much noise in trying to have an opinion blog? Would it be okay if the opinions of the blog author were made clear in an "About Me" page?

    Thanks for a great class.