Sunday, December 11, 2011

Good Bye, Blogging

I started this blogging assignment off by stating that I didn't like blogging.

I can admit a change of heart with some boundaries.

I really enjoyed reading those entries of my classmates, but I have to say that I wasn't moved by the medium. Mostly, I think I tended to treat this as a diary or a journal. I just grabbed onto a feeling a flew with it. I'm not sure if that goes against the assignment, but there it is. I can see the merits in the exercise when it's really a main form of communication, but I just have a hard time accepting it as something that I will be doing for the rest of my life, or ever. But I am willing to admit that maybe the problem is with me. I have repeatedly said that, at the heart of communications, lies this word: community. I really can't get away from it. Maybe I'm turning myself into a hermit for this rejection of blogging.

I'm sure this is not my last encounter with blogging, as I'm sure this is not its only purpose.


  1. Jeff,

    It’s surprising to hear that you oppose blogging as strongly as you do. I’ve read a couple of your blogs and they are all very interesting. Although I am NOT a die-hard fan of the medium, I do think blogging provides a great way for us to hear our colleagues candidly express their opinions and provide a “non-lecture” perspective on the readings. After partnering with you on the last group project, I got a chance to know (and admire: ) your witty sense of humor and respect your one-of-a-kind ideas (Jack Black, lol). If you were Prof. Hayden, what would you do to supplement the blogs? Just curious : )

  2. Jeff, don't you know, we're huge in Russia! Whether it's due to our keen insight into the world of international communication, or the fact that one of the pictures I used in my first post comes up first on a google search for "american flag at yankee stadium" is irrelevant. Through the networking power of google searches we touched the lives of individuals thousands of miles away.

    Just to spite you, I'm going to pose a theoretical question on this post. What are the unintended impacts of networks? We post all sorts of things on the internet, usually with the intention of it being seen by our own networks. However, what does it mean for the network theory that our thoughts and ideas reach an audience beyond the one we anticipate? We can no longer control the extent to which we dictate the borders of our network and that is something to really ponder in your blog-tirement.