I have to admit, I was not thrilled with the idea of posting in a blog every week on the first day of class. I’ve tried it before, and it has never seemed to be an appropriate creative outlet for me. However, I am definitely pleased with the way our class blog has been going thus far, because it has allowed me to get to know my classmates on a more personal, yet somewhat casual level. Specifically, I think the blog has made it much easier for me to work collaboratively with my peer group.
In regards to Sullivan’s article, I can’t say that I initially thought there was much of a difference between “writing” and “blogging” but it turns out, I couldn’t have been more wrong. I recently found myself thinking about blogs that I frequently read, when Perez Hilton’s website came to mind (…don’t judge me). I then realized that Sullivan’s article brought up an extremely valid point: a huge difference between writing and blogging is that we, as an audience, expect real time results in terms of current events. For example, immediately following the superbowl halftime performance I hopped on Perez to see his analysis of the show, only to find out that Madonna was lip synching and M.I.A. apparently flipped off the camera! Although this information may not be vital to my life in any way, shape, or form, I still expected it to at my disposal immediately.
In terms of my repurposing essay, I chose to work with a piece that I wrote for my philosophy class last term regarding the immorality of adderall use on college campuses to enhance academic performance. The original piece was geared more-so around the question: is it immoral, or is it not immoral to use these prescription drugs. However, I hope to repurpose my essay as an argumentative piece targeted at students regarding why they should not take these drugs, because although it is not specifically adressed by the university, using prescription neuro-enhancers is, in fact, analogous to cheating.
Although I am sure that many of you watched the superbowl earlier tonight, I have to admit that I was tuned into animal planet all evening watching the notorious Puppy Bowl VIII. If you haven’t heard of it, it is probably the best television program broadcasted all year, here’s a clip from kitten halftime…please tell me Madonna and LMFAO are better than this!
I’ll leave you guys on that note! See you all in class tomorrow!