Assessment of Me
A good blog post is one that has a great title. Thats the first step in getting someone to begin to read your blog. Once someone opens your post its important for you to have a strong first paragraph, making it interesting, and enjoyable to read. A blog can be something opinionated, or just something that interests you. People will respond to something they relate to or something that interests them or they have an opinion about.
My last blog was about Greyhound racing. It talked about how it is inhumane, and how greyhounds make awesome pets. I wrote about this because I was interested in some of the stats about the racing courses, and the number of dogs that are killed. I am interested in it because I have a greyhound, and I watched a sad movie last weekend about a greyhound breeder and the dog got killed.
In my next blog I want to write about Uganda. I want to learn about what the United Nations are doing to help, and end the conflict. I also want to read about what the African Union is doing to stop it, or what other plans they have to further prevent the genocide, and problems with the government.
The difference between blogging and writing on paper is that you post things knowing other people will be looking at it and sharing their thoughts on it. Blogging on the computer also makes it easer to quote from you sources, and find more things while you are browsing the internet. Its different from Myspace and Facebook because anyone can see your blogs. Also on Myspace you may blog about your feelings, or about your day at school, etc. but on Youthvoices you write about issues in the world, or things that people can learn or relate too.