A good blog is one that holds informative value, either personal or impersonal, in a very messy, or a very organized format. It is one where the writing is transparent to the writers voice and personality. It holds opinion and stands as a record of time stamped historical thoughts or reactions.
I urge the class to follow the blog Planetizen. As an architecture student, I have a strong opinion on the idea that everyone should be concerned and educated in the topics of environment and urban planning. As a member of American society, you are a part of a number of different community bases, all of which you should contribute your voice to when it comes to making planning decisions. The more that the community is involved with its facilities plans, the less inconvenience a person and their neighbors will experience as they go about their activities in a given day.
Planetizen constitutes as a good blog because it gives its audience a professionally reviewed state or status update on the condition of urban planning situations throughout the world. It is a form of virtual travel. It makes its audience more aware of their surroundings and assists in urban education. Some of the bloggers use more humor than others, but all are knowledgable and personable in their styles of writing.
- Audience: ALL people who exist
- Exigence: serves as an account for urban planners and communal citizens, alike, to understand and learn from current international planning situations
- Genre: informational nonfiction