I haven't had much time this week to delve into the discussion about blogging on #etmooc. Like everything with this class, there is a lot all at once. It's part of the Connectivist experience that I'm really enjoying. I'm also getting a lot of amazing face-to-face connections on my campus, so life is amazingly full. And wonderfully interesting.
One of the things I'm loving about this class is the BlogHub. Cog Dog won me over (I'm a sucker for a cute dog photo), and I signed up right away. A reference to a dog and a bike (cog), I'm your audience. When I've had the time lately, I love checking out the design of other people's blogs.
Here is a blog that engaged me today--the snapshot layout function puts the information into engaging manageable chunks. How you set up your blog both with the content and design is important to way you interact with your readers.
In English 101, we call this consideration audience consideration.
In instructional design, we call it audience analysis.
Here is a lovely video that I hoped engaged my students this week. It made me slow down. Aaron Sitze puts writing into measurable chunks. He is aware of his audience. Truth, fiction, or a bit of both--24 times a second.