Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Blogs have become great sources to write about national and world events, sports, personal experiences, opinions on anything and everything, and to make a statement. There are many people who write blogs. Anyone can start a blog, as well as anyone can read a blog. People read blogs because of their different kinds of interests, which might be a reason why a person would start a blog. Blogs really affect our lives because people can say anything they want to in their blog, it is theirs, and those who read them might take offense or agree and other problems might be caused.

At this time for our country and our world, many of the national and world events have to do with war. For America, many writers blog about the Iraq war and usually have something to do with "Freeing our Soliders" or "Freedom is not Free." On the website,, there are a ton of blogs about world events.

One of the most popular blog, is a blog about sports. There are so many sport blogs. For example, the Big Ten has a blog for football and basketball. The Sports Blog Network has hundreds of different sport blogs. It shows the Title of the each blog, what time the last post was posted, the team that the blog is talking about, the sport that the blog is talking about, and how many times the blog has been read. Sports blogs could be written by reviewers, fans, players, and coaches. There are many coaching blogs. The coaching blogs give a preview of the different games, like what happened in the game, why the coach think they won, or lost, played to their full potential, etc. For example, the Lehigh Women's Basketball coach has a blog that she writes about their season and about the different games; what she thinks they did good, could have done, and or could have done better.

There are also many blogs that talk about personal experiences. For example blogs written by soldiers about their experiences in Iraq, and just everyday people dealing with something. That is usually what the blogs with the personal experiences are written about. A teen girl who got pregnant wrote about a blog her experience with it and all the things that go along with pregnancy, especially teen pregnancy. Another blog that really shows someone's personal experience affects me as well. My sister-in-law has a blog that talks about my brother being in Iraq. My brother is a fighter pilot. Everytime she gets a call, email, letter, pictures, etc., she posts them on her blog and our family, family friends, and her and my brothers friends get to see the pictures and see how he's doing. I would post a link, but this blog is private.

The last two concepts that most people write about while they are blogging are opinions and making a statement. There is one blog in particular that expresses both of these. This blog is called, "Things That Piss Me Off!" This is pretty self explanatory. It is about things that piss him off. But, it does express his opinion (about which types of things piss him off) and he is definitly making a statement.

Blogs can be a ton of different things: funny, serious, boring, offensive, and much more, but they do have character. Blogging is easy, but you do have to be careful what you say on the internet. That is the down side to blogging. Anyone can set up an account at or and so on. But, if the blog isn't private, anyone on the internet can read the blog!

So long, Farewell Blog!
And to all you future bloggers out there!
Be Safe and Have fun blogging!

1 comment:

  1. Elena--

    That's very interesting, how you're sister-in-law is taking advantage of the medium to keep everyone up-to-date in regards to your brother's experiences. I wish him a safe and speedy return.

    I would like to get a better sense of what you think about these uses of blogs. Are they doing things that other types of media cannot?

    Thanks for a great class!