Blogging really started it all, and we can trace the origins of blogging to journaling. Many early bloggers posted journal-type entries telling any reader who stumbled across his or her blog about himself or herself.
With media outlets, commercial companies, and professional bloggers entering the medium, blogging has undergone some changes but for the most part, bloggers still use the space to tell readers about themselves. This unit we are testing the theory whether you can create and post diary-like entries that allow you to learn something about yourself in an online platform. Instead of using a traditional hard cover journal, writers are taking to blogging and using the space to keeping a journal and/or diary that revolves around personal goals: analyzing, reflection, and growing. Can a writer do this though if there is an audience? When/If you write in a private, traditional journal is there a different dynamic at play? Has our notion of private changed?
PROMPT: This week, see if you can find a blogger who uses the space as a journal. Create your own post and write a brief summary of the content. Include the link (embed in text by clicking on link in menu bar above) and provide some analysis on what makes this an effective journal/diary. Make sure to review resources prior to posting so that you can incorporate key concepts from these materials.