You’re all pretty busy at the moment, so this week’s reading will go in a different direction. You’re reading Briggs Chapter 10, on the newsgathering conversation, but beyond that, I just want you to take a leisurely read through what has come before. Scan through a few of the group blogs from the past few years and see what you think.
The blogs are:
Masticate Morgantown (2010)
Motown Entertainment (2010)
Move-in Morgantown (2010)
Mountaineer Life (2011)
The Eclectic (2011)
Pick two of these blogs (ideally one from each year) and respond in depth (similar to how we critiqued each others’ personal blogs). What are they about? Is there a clear focus? What are some of their strongest posts? Weakest? Finally, and most importantly, what would you have done differently (and how does that influence your own group blog plans)?
Don’t forget to incorporate how Briggs’ thoughts and suggestions on conversation factor into the work you read. Do you see a conversation in the group blogs you’ve read, or are they just talking to themselves? Your response is due as a comment to this post by noon, Monday, March 5.