What makes a Good Blog?

Group Members: Sam Legros, Stanley Tsai, Jodie Quach, and myself

A blog is defined as “A Web site on which an individual or group of users record opinions, information, etc. on a regular basis”, and a good blog will abide by these standards.

Our homework for this week was to compare two blogs; one that is useful for research and one that is not.

http://digitalfaun.tumblr.com/, titled Digitalfaun.

http://harrymitchell.tumblr.com/post/61729397534/some-pictures-from-the-past-two-days-in-new-york, titled Harry JR Mitchell.

The Digitalfaun blog is an example of a blog very useful in order to research about photography as it has statements of the pictures, and the history behind them. When analyzing photography, it is important to have background information on it, as it is vital to the critique that the photo will be receiving. This blog also contains overall opinions of the artist, allowing you to see insights into the style of their photography.

The Harry JR Mitchell blog is not an example of a bad blog, but a blog that would not necessarily be useful in carrying out research. The context of this blog is only photos taken by the artist, and no information about the artist or descriptions of the photos. Recording research from this blog would be difficult as you have only your views to reflect on.

A blog is most useful when all information is given, so the viewer has a solid idea of the blog inside and out.

The interface of my blog is supposed to be easy for the first time user to access and all information should be laid out in an organized manor. Different pages can be added to the blog to separate information as the blog is able to contain infinite blog posts. If the blog follows these rules, they will be classified as a useful and insightful blog to cite.

Works cited







 [blawg, blog] noun, verb, blogged, blog·ging.

Blogging is an outlet to which writers share their experiences, outlooks and creativity with the world. It is also a way to express political views, world issues, and fashion, as blogging has become the diary of the digital age. Throughout the past decade blogging has gained its popularity through cites such as Twitter, Tumblr, WordPress and Blogger. Blogging allows you to search, connect and share information with other blogs, creating a network of interests at the simple click of your mouse.