The first one is a blog updated by a group of different people on a regular basis who are stationed inside Iraq. The second is called a blog, but follows a very formal structure. I think that both these blogs could be very effective, if they are reaching the right audience. The one in Iraq is touching, it adds a few personal aspects to the war. The most recent one I read was about a restaurant that a man and woman got engaged in, that is now exploded and dangerous. The campus blog is not touching, but it does spread on campus news, so that makes it effective. I must say I prefer the Iraq one, it interest me much more than the other. What I noticed about the writing was that the Iraq one is still appropriate but more journal-esque than the other which is very formal.