Please read the following articles:

“Why I Blog” by Andrew Sullivan

“Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest” by Douglas Quenqua

The Sullivan article is a longer piece. As you read it, please think about your experience of reading it online. Are you able to pay close attention, or are other things on your computer (instant messages, other windows) competing for your attention? How does the experience of reading online differ from reading on the page? Does anyone know any good ways to annotate  text online? Be prepared to discuss these questions in class on Monday.

As a comment on this post, please let me know what kind of blogger or blog reader you are. List a few interesting blogs you read or ones you would like to read. Your classmates will be able to see these comments; feel free to return and chime in on others’ blog interests and start a discussion here!