Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The Intimacy of Blogs by Michael Snider Questions
I think blogs are a useful piece of written work for the 21st century. It is something that is different from previous forms of communication. Where before could we share our lives world wide simply by writing a bit and hitting "share". It's not as exclusive as Facebook, anyone in the world can get to know you through a blog and yet its not as inclusive as YouTube. You choose what people see and know about you. A blogger could be anyone from a 13 year old girl talking about middle school to an 80 year old man describing ticking things off his bucket list. Anyone can blog about anything. I follow blogs of all sorts. They give me news updates and updates about communities I'm a part of, as well as answer my questions, inspire me and keep me entertained. The blogs I use personally have been for classes and entertainment. For example, I love lipstick and follow some blogs about lipsticks, and post to some with critiques, comments, and new products I've found. I also have a general purpose blog I use as a diary of sorts. In all I think blogs certainly have their place in modern communication.