Since the mid 1990's blogging has become a very fashionable way of expressing points of view through the internet. Morrison gives an in-depth on each of the sub-catorgories surrounding blogs, from the definiton of a blog, to the genre of blogs, to the use of them in writing and in literary studies. Morrison's definition of a blog is quite elaborate but, it has to be because it includes a wide range of accesories to it. She explains that "The weblog as a writing form is fundamentally about fostering personal expression, meaningful conversation, and collaborative thinking in ways the World Wide Web had perhaps heretofore failed to provide for; not static like a webpage, but not private like an email, as well as more visually appealing than discussion lists" Her explaination of it not being static like HTML but not being personal either is spot on. Opinions, views and news are constanly changing, therefore one's blog cannot be fact, to an extent of course. By making a blog one must realise that your entry may be seen by poeple of the oppoiste opinion and one must be open to critism. On the other hand, from a student's point of view it is elucidative to revise what my peers are thinking. One of my favourite blogging webistes is http://liblogs.ca/lists/list.html. It is here where I can find many of my other interests and guilty pleasures, particuraly 'Women and Politics'
On a side note one of the vloggers I follow on YouTube is Natalie Tran. She has become one of the most subscribed on YouTube and for the past year has been posting videos for The Lonely Planet where she sent all around the world to comment and rate holiday destinations. click here for her YouTube homepage.