For your final blog evaluation, please choose two blogs that you have been reading. Some caveats: these cannot be any blogs we have already substantially discussed in class, or your classmates’ blogs. This is your final formal blog evaluation, so please take care with it and think about being critical in the following ways:

  • avoiding value judgments
  • paying attention to the major pieces of rhetoric we have discussed in class: audience, tone, post length and depth or shallowness, visual elements, design, use of multimedia, and community.
  • on Monday I’d like to return to our conversation about democracy in blogging, so please review the audio clip from On the Media and the Technorati link below and think about the blogs you read–how many are written by people who are similar to you? How many are different?

Happy Halloween!