After a review of my blog by my professor, I was told that my blog was too informal. In order for me to be able to keep my blog more casual rather than academic, I was told that I had to write one blog post defending my position. In this blog post, I had to explain why keeping my blog casual would be appropriate and how I could still keep my blog professional enough for a class like this. Well, here are my reasons:
1) Our class is titled “Sexuality and the Social Media”. It is pretty obvious that this blog is the social media part of this class, but it is because of the fact that this blog is a social media outlet that I need to keep this more casual.
2) Let’s think about why blogs are popular and why some are more successful than others. Many blogs are popular and can be more successful because they are easy to read, relatable to a lot of people in the general public, and clearly exhibit the personality and writing style of the author. If this blog was too formal (academic), I would not be able to cater to the readers that this blog was intended for, the general public not academic scholars. This blog is intended to show YOU (the general public/my awesome readers) a different way to think about sexuality, gender, and food, not the scholars who think about these topics on a 24/7 basis.
3) How am I still going to make it professional enough for a class?
- I’m going to give proper credit for all sources I use.
- Even though I’m being more casual with the blog, the content will still all be there.
- The organization and flow of this blog will be coherent.
- All content will be directly related to the topic of my blog in some way, shape, or form.