When I first learned our English assignment was to maintain a weblog, despite my intense dislike of on-line journals (ie. My Space), I admit I was pretty excited. I always thought of English class being the typical book-and-paper business. It was very innovative to incorporate the use of technology, something that has manifested teenage lives. It added a fun little twist into the monotony of writing. I especially like the fact that by posting your writing on-line, it is opened to many more critical readers than could ever be reached in a classroom. The main downside is the frequent occurrence of computer glitches. This inconsistency makes it just plain frustrating and time consuming to post. Since I was quite content with TypePad's interface, I wouldn't really tell them to change anything. The design was easy to follow because of the step-by-step instructions. (That means a lot coming from me, seeing as I am not most computer savvy person.) I think providing the sites for free is a superb way to let those who have no idea what a weblog is all about test out the product.
The post I am most proud of is my college essay about my favorite natural phenomenon. I chose the stars because I am obviously extremely passionate about them, and I hoped that everyone reading it would feel and experience my burning admiration/appreciation. I spent a long time on the piece, carefully choosing the words, modeling it off of our class analysis' on other literature. Out of the weblogs I viewed, my favorite one was Huy's. He is an amazing writer and I have had the fortune of being in his reading/writing groups. The set up of his front page really emphasizes the tones and the themes of his writing. His masterful poetry reminds me of professional poems I would read from the library. I just wish he shared more with the class and that is why I loved his weblog because it was open so everyone could enjoy his brilliance.