The best writers are able to adjust the style of writing to fit the intended audience. Blogging is a web-based, log of information generated by a user(s.) It is often reflective and a less formal medium for writers to share content and deliberate.
In an article by Edudemic, Dr. Patricia Fioriello talks about how blogging helps improve general writing and critical thinking skills at any age. Fioriello encourages this medium to engage reluctant writers stating, “Blogging helps students find their voice.” She further discusses the positive influences it has on writing in the article, How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers (August, 2013.)
Blogging facts according to Social Media Today;
- John Barger coined the term “blog” in 1997
- 12 million people blog via social media networks
- 77% of internet users read blogs
- The Blogger has over 46 million unique visitors each month
Tip: Check out this year’s top ranked blog for school libraries, Blue Skunk.
Don’t forget, about the 23 Mobile Things Program starting soon. Participants from the library profession will be asked to blog about their experiences testing new apps. Click here to learn more about this program.