Since revisiting Sullivan’s blog, my thinking about blogging as changed considerably. I now credit blogging with much more power than I gave it before. In fact, Sullivan has encouraged much more confidence in the influence of blogging, particularly as a self-proclaimed emerging new media journalist.
Blogging differs from other types of writing in that its interactive and is only able to survive with the interaction with someone else. For the writing that I plan to repurpose for this essay, the fundamentals of blogging is helpful to understand, especially when it comes to engaging my audience in a thoughtful conversation about race, and the challenges that come with its construction.
The genre of my orginal piece that I am working with, and plan to repurpose is a column that I wrote for The Michigan Daily a little over two years ago, titled “My Black Experience At The University.” I plan to repurpose this essay as an open letter to Black undergraduates underclassmen who might be going through similar issues that I was confronted with as an underclassmen. However, I want to purpose this viewpoint for The Michigan Daily for a wider audience that is not limited to a Black audience.