An interesting thought from Adam Curry:
“Weblogging is changing our view of the world. Mainly because we are now writing about our own views. Instead of watching the editied for tv version we are taking the time to collect, rearrange, codify and publish our own version of what we see. We are exercizing our brains, making them stronger, linking them with others who are also emerging from the hypnotic depths of mass-media.”
I agree. The one thing I keep thinking about my J2 and J1 class blogs is that even though they may be off topic, they are thinking in words. How often do they get the chance to write mini-essays communicating their thoughts like that IN WRITING? And that distinction is important because the thought process is so different when you write. You are able to revise and edit your thoughts until they come out just the way you want them. And when you write for an audience, it’s even more important.