Beth Vigoren
Phil Peterson

Exotic Pets Blog:

http://wildsidepets.wordpress.com/

http://avianexoticsvet.com/blog/

http://theanimalcabin.blogspot.com/

http://exoticpetkeepers.blogspot.com/

http://weirdpets.wordpress.com/


What makes a blog look like a blog.

What makes exotic pet blogs look the same.
First Glance at all of the blogs together.

Kind of blog:
topic-based/personal

Top of Page:
Title on each page.
Date with each post
Some signatures, some not
Image based

Posts:
Titles for each post
Dates correspond
Usually the same author for each post
Some links, lots of images and embedded information

Paragraphs:
Some long, some short
usually a lot on one page

Situational exigence
I am not sure if all of them are there to showcase their writing. Some of the posts have really bad grammar. However, it does some like all of the authors are, (or were,) interested in exotic animals/pets.
Writing is a healthy dose of both information and opinion.
Some of the bloggers didn't keep their blogs for long, while others post regularly.
From the list of examples in the HandlistOfWeblogs, it looks like the "driving situation" is a mix between "When I feel like it," "Any time I sit down at a computer," and "I actually have information." It is a blog after all--hopefully something that is fun for the author to write about.

http://weirdpets.wordpress.com/ (anomaly)

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http://theanimalcabin.blogspot.com/


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Correctness- He typically uses links in his blog that bring you to the source for his writing. Adds a sense of professionalism.

Appropriateness- Good job at drawing concern about the issues he views as important. I can see this at the end of his blog when talking about buying animals from pet shelters as opposed to stores: "JUST A REMINDER FROM THE CABIN
When considering getting a new pet, always check your local Animal Shelter, or Pet Rescue Center, first. Not only are you saving a life, but you are typically getting a better priced pet, and are not contributing to the cruel mass breeding of pets (as when you purchase from a store)." Not overbearing, but his message is well received.

Distinction- Maybe not meant to be "witty." Just telling their side of the story. No puns. No jokes. No fuss.

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http://exoticpetkeepers.blogspot.com/

End of each post has pictures of her pets. Pictures look one step below professional level.
Links to outside sources within text.

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Aporia? - "Sometimes elusive, complex, indefinite: The right exotic veterinarian for your pets can be hard to find."

Author asks specific questions to the audience and then answers them.-- again not sure of the correct term for this trope.

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http://wildsidepets.wordpress.com/

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http://avianexoticsvet.com/blog/

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Ideas about that exotic pets doesn't have an institutional backing. (Only one. Maybe two?)










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