What I Think About Blogs
I personally think that blogs can be annoying at times but they can be useful as well. A blog allows people to connect others by finding common interests or even learning more about another person by using their blogs. Blogs also allow individuals to see related information that may be a use to an essay they may be writing or in their life in general. I do not think there is a specific person who blogs. Anyone can blog. There is easy access around the world to read a blog or to become a “blogger”.
I think a blog could be a use to me. It may be used like the article says as place where I can put my creative output. I may also be allowed to connect with other people as they may see my blog since it is open to the public. This may a cathartic process like so many other people have said before but it might not be in a sense. I am a very introverted person and I do not know if I’ll always be comfortable putting really personal thoughts or ideas out on the web for strangers to see. But on certain topics it may be easier to voice my opinions or thoughts if I really am interested or disagree about something.
I think a writing class would use a blog allowing the students to connect with each other as they can view each other blogs. They can understand and learn a little more about each other as they keep viewing the blogs. But also with these blogs it allows others to have access to information on a topic that the student may have written about that may help them with a task they are doing. The students will also be allowed in the future to review the work they have previous done to refer to if need be. I think this blog will be a mix of both a personal blog and one that share links to linking blogs. We will write our own commentary on certain topics, articles, etc. But we will also may have some personal stuff on these blogs that show who we are typically.