Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blog #14 - Cassie Wolff

While reading What We’re Doing When We Blog I found two hotspots that I found interesting to me, and that I agreed with. “If we look beneath the content of weblogs, we can observe the common ground all bloggers share—the format” (Melzer 294). We all use the same format when we write in and about blogs. Blogs use a special way to write, you can write about things that matter to you. Its content that goes to your heart or something that just interests you in any way. You get to use the reverse-chronological format which I think is really interesting and a great way to keep a conversation about a subject going. When you go to a blog and see something a blogger has written in response to someone’s blog you want to read more and continue to read down the conversation and then end up putting your own thoughts out there for everyone else to comment on. It’s a fun way to engage with different people!
                Another hotspot I came across was “What we write about does not define us as bloggers; it’s how we write about it” (Melzer 297). This grabbed my attention because I think it’s completely true. Like I said in the last paragraph blogs provide framework. How we write about a certain subject shows what kind of person, personality and characteristics each of us obtain. It will show the readers and viewers what your views are of certain things which could end up in a friendship as said in the text. If someone and you end up having the same views on a lot of different subjects, it could result in a blogging friendship also stated in the Everything’s A Text. I agree with both of these hotspots mentioned.    


  1. I agree with your hotspot that it's not about what we write, it's how we write it. Their are different ways to convey the same meaning and some are more effective than others.

  2. I also agree with you and Cayla, we can get the same point across in a different way so it's important on how we word things.

  3. Your second hotspot is a very important one. Composing on a blog can be an extension of ourselves. We are projecting your ideas, thoughts, feelings, experiences, and understandings on a forum that is public, and where others can construct, connect, and converse with you. Do you think this could have implications for how we construct our identities? Hmmm...