Blogs and Blog Sites

a selection with a point

blog news


blog collections and registries

Sites that list blogs and for searching

guides, blogging in various forums, blogs about blogging


some pro bloggers


the daily daily / personal blogs

One thing blogs teach us is how to understand and how to value the everyday, the ordinary round of events.

blogs tied to other media


institutional blogs

blogs tied to departments, divisions, institutions to carry our institutional goals

scholarly / academic blogs

Blog activities are often scholarly activities. The blogger searching, reading, linking to and making thoughtful comment on events and postings is doing scholarly work. There is some discussion on [http://www.professorbainbridge.com/2004/01/academic_credit.html Academic credit for blogging] and [http://www.intermedia.uio.no/konferanser/skikt-02/docs/Researching_ICTs_in_context-Ch11-Mortensen-Walker.pdf Blogging Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool, Torill Mortensen and Jill Walker. pdf download.] See more a BlogReadingsForCourse

Two kinds:scholars blogging in their position as scholars, and blogs supporting group scholarly activity.

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[[http://www.cwrl.utexas.edu/~edbauer/blogs/jenny/ Stupid Undergrounds] Kairos's 2003-2004 Best Academic Weblog Winner, Jenny Edbauer: "Stupid Undergrounds: I Found It on the Street" Jenny writes about it.

* Seb's Open Research for materials on blogs, blogging and scholarship.

* ProfessorBainbridge.com "An eclectic mix of law, business and economics, politics and current events, Catholicism, and wine."

* CultureCat: rhetoric, feminism, and other tidbits Clancy Ratliff, PhD comp/rhet student at U of M.

* jill/txt Noteable for design, purpose, connectedness, and list of research blogs @ http://cmc.uib.no/jill/txt/researchblogs.html. Jill's brief changes from time to time. Currently, she's teaching a web design /web culture course and blogging what's happening. "The new year sees Jill pretty damned pleased with herself. With herdr. art. diploma shoved safely into her hip pocket she's looking forward to a season full of teaching, research on networked writing, applying for a permanent position, loving, living, blogging."

* The Rhetorica Network, Andrew R. Cline, Ph.D. "Analysis of Rhetoric, Propaganda, and Spin in Politics and Journalism."

PedaBlogs - blogs for teaching by teachers

warrants its own page: PedaBlogs

professional blogs: blogs in support of professional practices: freelancing, editorializing, reputation building

Perhaps all blogs are involved self-promotion to an exent (and all language is sermonic). Some illustrate how providing content supports self-promotion and freelancing; others are focused more on professional practices.

* http://blog.contentious.com/ contentious.com "News and musings on how we communicate in the online age. By AMY GAHRAN: writer, editor, trainer."

* [http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/ Talking Points Memo] News and opinion oriented, with embedded links to sources and counterpoints. Joshua Micah Marshall "a Contributing Writer for the Washington Monthly and a columnist for The Hill."

* [http://www.commoncraft.com/ Common Craft], Lee LeFevre Uses his blog to promote his business and self, primarily by providing content that he and others can use. For instance, a posting [http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000579.html pitching blogs for business] and an entry [http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000644.html explaining wikis].

* [http://www.timporter.com/firstdraft/ First Draft]. by Tim Porter. On journalism. "I am an editor and writer who entered newspapering as a reporter with a typewriter and left it as an editor building websites. Today, I work independently but retain a passion for newspapers and the pursuit of quality journalism."

* http://nearlythere.com/, heather james. "notes from a woman in ireland who enjoys working within education, and is interested in creative uses of technology"

project blogs : enthusiast blogs

* [http://london-underground.blogspot.com/ London Underground Tube Diary], Annie Mole. Daily observations and commentary on going underground. Incorporates photos. Mole's writing is tight and observant, her postings regular.

* [http://wherethehellwasi.blogspot.com/ Where the hell was I?] [http://66.92.72.52/blog/aboutit.html About the blog] Six months of daily postings from "an aspiring standup comic." Audience-directed (has to be: he's a comic, right?).

* [http://www.amptoons.com/blog/ Alas, a Blog] Noteable for linking out, the blog roll, the cartoons...

* [http://www.popculturejunkmail.com/ Pop Culture Junk Mail] "Pop Culture Junk Mail features links to pop-culture-themed web sites. Favorite topics include trashy TV, British royalty, the 1980s, toys, movies, cats, makeup, weird food and more." Have a look at the author's [http://www.popculturejunkmail.com/archive/Why_Weblogs.htm Why Weblogs?]

* [http://www.sankey.ca/caesar/ Bloggus Caesari: a Weblog by Julius Caesar] Regular updates from the Gaelic front lines. On hiatus as of Nov 2003.

* [http://ourpla.net/cgi/pikie?AbbeNormal Abbe Normal] John Abbe writing about "an elephant, my life here in SriLanka, and whatever else is in the text box when i click 'Save.'" This is wiki-fuses-to-blog in practice.

* [http://www.spinstartshere.com/ the spin starts here darl] (via [http://www.froyd.net/blog/archive/00000071.htm s froyd]). Collective Australian blog. Opinionated, terse, persistent.

collective blogs

* [http://blogdenovo.org/ de novo] Commentary and symposia by four law students. (Shades of <i>Invention as a Social Act</i>.) Interesting as a model for a collective weblog and debate. They invite participation.

* http://kairosnews.org/ KairosNews: A Weblog for discussing rhetoric, technology, and pedagogy

* http://www.candconline.org/ Computer and Composition blog

* http://www.revisingteaching.org/ Revising Teaching. A group blog. "Serving as a forum to reflect on the teaching of writing and rhetoric, Revising Teaching invites contributions from anyone who believes that good teaching, like good writing, is achieved through constant revision.

* http://www.invisibleadjunct.com/ The invisible adjunct. "Occasional thoughts on higher education, campus politics, the use and abuse of adjunct faculty, the academic "job market," and various other absurdities." Set up to encourage participants to post comments. Less discussion on pedagogy and more reaction. Gives an interesting sense of how teaching is perceived. [via http://culturecat.net/user/view/3 culturecat]



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* http://www.bigdumptruck.com/blog/index.php Big Dumptruck


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