Blog Genres

Blog Genres - Dr. Morgan

-blogging is genre - draws on existing genres in creating self as distinct frm others
-remediation - noun
-the action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage.
-the giving of remedial teaching or therapy.
-genre distinctions begin to appear.
-bloggers beginning to start and design blogs drawing on genres.

-blogs that are set up/maintained for specific purpose and which draw on genres (from blog or others) in design/rhetoric - rhetoric of posting.
-rhetoric - noun
-the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing,
-especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
-Blood's distinctions:
1- blog/personal journal - short-form journal
-not always many links.
2- notebook - longer, more focused entries.
3- blog lists and contextualizes links.
-blog categories­ - Yang
1- journal blogs - writing as therapy - blech
2- professional blogs - blogging as professional to give inside view of profession or job.
3- fantasy blogs - co-opting the identity of fictional character.
4- hobby blogs - two types:
a) journal of hobbiest
b) blog that collects info and links about particular pasttime.
5- tech blogs - about techy stuff
6- celebrity blogs -
a) commoners blogging about celebs.
b) celebs who blog.
7- sports blogs