To blog is to free your mind. It’s an in-the-moment, free form of writing that many people have come to like. It is a style of writing that has become very popular over the years. Blogs can come in any style shape or form, ranging from topics in fashion, to food, to current events; it’s all in the now. To me, blogging is a form of expression. These online blogs allow us to let our presence be known in this tech savvy society. It is a way to write about your most recent feelings and ideas without having to analyze them and critique them the same way you would in a formal writing style. In formal writing, the writer has to constantly recheck their work for accuracy but in blogging it is okay to be wrong in the moment. With blogging it is okay to go back and change your mind about a topic you’re discussing.
When I was introduced to blogging this year, it was hard to grasp the style of writing.I was told my whole life while in
school that you have to write a certain way. But when I realized there was no style of writing, it could just be anything I wanted. I was so used to calculating my every move and forming my sentences in a perfect way so my professor would like them that I struggled in how I was to write my first blog post. I kept asking myself is this right, is
this wrong? In college, students are given a formula to writing; introduction, body paragraph then conclusion. In each paragraph there had to be a topic sentence, introduction to quote, then the quote, then the analysis and repeat. I was so used to the structure I didn’t know there was another way to write. Blogging gives people a way to write spontaneously and not worry about things like sentence structure, because unlike formal writing you can’t be wrong, because it can always be changed. When writing a formal paper, I was only writing to please someone else, but blogging I write for my own enjoyment.
Reading blogs give a person a whole different experience then when reading a lengthy paper. When reading a blog, you almost can feel the writers personality shining through their writing. The writer has a much deeper connection to the reader due to this style of writing because it is informal, it’s almost like the writer is talking about it to the reader directly. It’s a more connective way of writing. Formal writing such as research papers or analysis papers create a distance between the writers because the writer is stuck to a certain format of writing, it’s harder to connect to the reader in this way. Blogging on the other hand can help a person express their thoughts in a more free formed way that anyone can relate too. The best part about it is that it can be about anything a writer wants; whatever the writer is interested in. That is what makes it so great. It’s easier to write when you’re actually interested in your topic, it makes it more creative and interactive because the writer can put their own spin on things instead of being stuck to a single formulated writing style.