I am not too familiar with published blogs. However, when I was thinking about the things i enjoy reading/viewing on the internet, I came across a sort of blog of it. TED talks are awesome. The wide variety of ideas that these cover to the speakers to the different lengths of these talks amaze me. How inspirational and mind blowing these talks are. Therefore, when I was trying to think of published blogs I was searching for things that would interest me and interest the class. The TedBlogs are written by different authors about the Ted Talks. Some elaborate more on the topic, others publish their own thoughts. I am not too sure if this counts as a published blow because it is by different blogs posted on one site, but it sure fascinates me. This is meaningful because it allows viewers to continue to be inspired (in other ways) about the topic that the Ted talker talked about.
I’m going to give it a shot to break down the TedBlogs in rhetorical situations: These TedBlogs are definitely for a more sophisticated audience. I would label this as a sophisticated group because most Tedtalks are very intellectual. Those who seek these talks want to gain knowledge or be inspired on the topic. Therefore, those who would go the extra step to read the blogs to understand the talks, takes some dedicated and sophisticated group of people. As far as the exigence or the occasion of writing, plays into all three of the topics because there is a sense of getting the knowledge out to the audience through the way that is written by the composer about their specific topic. I do think that the occasion of writing is affected by the need to get a topic informed. I have many favorite Tedtalks, however, the link below is one of the first Tedtalks that I viewed and was just astonished by this. TedBlogs do a good job of promoting each speaker and breaking it down for the viewers.
http://www.ted.com/playlists/129/ted_under_20 (View this.. you could not tell me that its like holy crap how does this 16 year old think of this ….?!)