Now, just like you chose five favorite blogs, this week’s blog post assignment will be for you to choose 5 blog posts you believe best demonstrate strong blog writing and then explain IN SPECIFIC DETAIL why. In your analysis of each post, please make reference to the advice, tips, mistakes offered in the readings so I see you have A) completed the readings and B) absorbed the lessons enough to apply them to actual writing. Choose posts from different blogs and select a variety of both strong a weak examples. Remember: A successful post will make specific references to the readings and use examples from the actual blog posts to demonstrate what works and what does not.
Let these questions start you off:
Is the post interesting, worth reading – why or why not? Did the writer have something to say?
Is the writer’s voice clear and compelling? Be specific.
Is the post appropriate for the audience? How do you know?
Is the content clearly written, accessible, grammatically correct and accurate?
Does the post include links and references to other sites and bloggers?
Did the post hold your interest? Was it too long or short?
I find this blog a great example of good blog writing. I was immediately attracted to this blog from the title, “R. Thomas Deluxe Grill: How Former KFC Executive Started Atlanta’s Healthiest Restaurant” because of the ironic nature of “KFC” and “Healthiest” being in the same sentence. The writers voice was clear to me and the style was more informative than commentary. It included quotes from the subject of the story too, which verified its content.
My next example of a well- worth- the- read blog is from USA’s Tech Blog “Refrigerators use fresh ideas to keep food from spoiling”. It was a well written blog that made a mundane subject- food refrigeration into an interesting topic. I liked the blog because it made me actually care about how food begins to rot and how vegetables ripen more quickly and how to prevent it. This is because I am a college student on a food budget and I am interested in learning how to keep my food fresher, longer. There were many links provided to products mentioned and other reviews of the same refrigeration techniques. The way it was organized with headings also kept my attention because it let me know what to expect from reading it.
This blog post is from a site of one of my favorite blogs, MTV’s buzzworthy. This post is the perfect length to display its content that goes well with the title “10 Things to Know Now: Selena Gomez’s Spanish Album, Jay-Z’s Facebook Game + Kimye Are Legit!” It is set up in a numbered list of ten topics each containing 2-3 sentences with links from other articles pertaining to the same subject.
This was an informative short blog that was well explained and positive. The writer shows their passion for farming and includes links to helpful other articles on key words in the post. The blog uses pictures to help better explain its information on bare root seed starting to supplement the understanding of the blog.
This blog is a commentary on a video of Mitt Romney’s speech. The writer’s voice is shown in displaying his thoughts on Mitt Romney’s speech. He has correct spelling and punctuation, but uses tongue and cheek phrases to show his opinion of Mitt.