Another blog I looked at is called Inside Iraq. It is updated by Iraqi journalists, based in or near Baghdad. Though I said I do not usually like blogs, I do not mind this one. I like this one more because many parts are vivid. Not being aware of what is really going on in Iraq, this blog gives some detail. It describes certain streets and deceased people, and fighting. It evokes more emotion from me. I want to know more.
I think this one is more effective than the first just because I think a lot of people are interested to hear some detail about what is happening there and this give some detail.
The writing is about a particular person's experience. Their accounts of what they saw or did. It does not seem that formal, but it seems 'formal' enough to read it without losing interest right away.