Learning about America From Americans Living Abroad

this is a course website for students in English 367.01C at ohio state university, autumn 2004. the creator of the site is the teacher--bob eckhart. this is how i am communicating with my class and how they can communciate with each other.

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I am a teacher at OSU and most of my blogs are intended for my students...for me to post information to them and for them to share information with their classmates.

Monday, September 27, 2004

guidelines to choose a good blog

hey folks....i just have a few ideas about what to look for in a "good" blog.....

1) a lot of content....many posts, frequent updates, etc

2) a serious blogger...an author who is thinking critically about his/her situation and reflecting on life in america

3) a blog that is at least a few months old...the longer an american lives abroad, the better chance s/he has to process the similarities/differences between their home culture and the international one


also, a *short* assignment for tuesday, before you leave class:

please leave a "comment" to this post with the name and URL of the blog you will be analyzing this week..also, describe how exactly you found this blog [search engine, search terms, etc] .this way i can make sure you are on the right track, and hopefully your classmates can get some good ideas for blogs they might want to read next or how to find blogs in general..........thanks, bob

12 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Hoops said...

My blog URL is: http://osuenglish367hoops.blogspot.com/2004/09/welcome.html

The blog I will be using this week is:
http://joeseeker.tblog.com/

9:56 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hoops said...

Sorry but I have to correct the blog I'll be using this week since I foudn the guy who wrote is British. My blog will be:
http://www.slowtrav.com/barb/2003_10_12_archive.html

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jacqueline E. Diaz Skunda said...

Here ya go:
osuenglish367jacqueline.blogspot.com/

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I've chosen to use http://livejournal.com/users/lisica. After going through a lot of other blogs and finding something about each one of them I didn't like, I remembered that my friend's mom lives in Slovenia and keeps a live journal. Even though there aren't as many posts as some of the other blogs I looked at, I feel that hers is more reflective and has enough content for me to make a good analysis.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Krystin said...

My blog URL is http://osuenglish367krystin.blogspot.com
The blog that I am going to use this week is http://www.travelblog.org/Bloggers/Alvin/ it is about a student from America studying in Japan. I found it through blogsearchengine.com.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Jamie P said...

My personal blog URL is http://osuenglish367.jamiepfeiffer.blogspot.com

The URL of the blog that I found today and plan on using for my first analysis is http://barcelona.blogs.com/barcablog/

I found this blog by going to Google and typing in Spain Blog or Americans Living Abroad Blog. One of those searches led me to the barcablog.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

hey bob. the blog im doing this week is "an american atheist." http://www.tblog.com/templates/index.php?bid=godlesskinser&godate=12/01/2003 i found it at blogsearchengine.com by searching for american overseas blog. i went through several pages before i found this one, but ti seemed to work.

11:04 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Sorry, I forgot to leave my blog address. My blog address is http://www.osuenglish367jessica.blogspot.com/ and I'm the one who is using http://www.livejournal.com/users/lisica.

11:12 AM  
Blogger kim said...

my blog is at http://osuenglish367kim.blogspot.com

the blog that im going to use is http://sinosplice.com/~alfismy name/index.html

but if i can find out i if this other guy is english i will use this one http://blog.douglasjenkins.com

11:12 AM  
Blogger Lauren Jane said...

The title of the blog i am going to be reviewing is called American Idle and it is at www.americanidle.com.
My blog is at osuenglish367.Lauren.blogspot.com

11:16 AM  
Blogger jconner said...

hi my blog is http://osuenglish367.jconner.blogspot.com
the blog i will be writing about is http://weblogs.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=weblogs&zu=http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogger.html

John Conner

11:20 AM  
Blogger Jordan said...

I posted the wrong site http://jordan2584.blogspot.com/2004/09/me.html

and I found a site to use this week
http://www.e-rocky-confidential.blogspot.com/

2:31 PM  

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