I don’t read blogs much…ever really. So after many failed attempts at googling interesting blogs, I asked my most social-media-savvy roommate if she knew of any good ones. Maddie’s favorite celebrity, besides Beyonce, is model Chrissy Teigen. Chrissy’s blog is called “So Delushious“. As the name implies, her blog is a food blog, but it is also very personal. Each recipe is full of witty comments, photos of her family life and personal anecdotes. Since we have been talking about organization with our e-portfolios, I have to add that Chrissy’s blog is very well organized, eye-catching and easily navigated. Her home page is all delicious-looking photos and clicking on each photo takes you to a recipe. Accompanying the recipes are step-by-step pictures, often containing members of her family including her dog, her mother stretching in front of the TV and her husband, all of which add to the personal element of her blog. Her style of writing is very relaxed, conversational and humorous. She never takes herself too seriously, making the blog sound far more personal than professional. So if you’re looking for some yummy food and a little comic relief, “So Delushious” is the place to go.
As for the rhetorical situation of the blog, I would have to say that the audience consists of Chrissy’s fans, both people familiar with blogs and people, like my roommate Maddie, who love Chrissy and love food but don’t really read blogs. I think the blog’s exigence is both to reach Chrissy’s fans and show them pieces of her life, as well as to share her love of cooking and some delicious recipes with others so that they can enjoy them as well. The genre of the blog can be categorized in many different ways: personal, culinary, entertainment, self-advertising.