December 12, 2005
Before this course, I have never regarded the world of blogging. I always thought it was so stupid. Seriously. When I was younger and the internet was new to me, I used to post on message boards and I had quite a bit of fun doing it. I was posting on pretty pointless sites though, just arguing over dumb ten year old stuff with people. When I heard of blogging I was like 'what the hell is the difference between a blog and a message board.' I never thought it was worth investigating though. I must give thanks to this class for introducing me to the world of blogs though. I know I have been a pretty lame participant in this activity, but I do value it. The thing is, since we started this blog, I have started to investigate other blogs and have been quite active in posting on some of them. For the most part the ones I post on are poliltical in nature. I find it fun to blast people that post on these blogs and list themselves as political analysts and whatnot. They think they are so smart, but really they aren't. Just thought I would let you know. I am always thinking about the blogs, I just can't bring myself to do homework most of the time :(
Blogs really are a great way to have a discussion, assuming that people are actively participating in them. I liked our little discussion we had in class the other day about the blogs. I think it is a good idea to have a prompt as an optional way of doing the blog assignments. I think it would also be good to maybe have one person do the post each week and the rest of the students comment on that one post. That way everyone would be much more in tune with one another. Overall though, I think the blogs are a very good idea.
Posted by at December 12, 2005 9:05 PM
I also agree that there can be some good stuff to doing a blog,
but I think we're probably bad examplles of that (sorry, not to bring you down with me haha)
also, i think I learned as much from doing one blog as i did from all 14 (ouch) ... so I don't know how I would actually strucutre this kind of assignment.
Would you put this on next year's schedule?
Posted by: Elana at December 15, 2005 3:35 PM