In Gardner Campbell’s “Narrate, Curate, and Share”, he gives several reasons why blogging can be beneficial; one particular reason he gives is that it will allow you to think about class-related subjects at home, blog about them, and thereafter, and most importantly, doing so creates a greater interest about a topic. In Katherine Rosman’s “Eat your Vegetables”, we learn about the several characters who share an addict-like desire to blog about their entire lives.  I think Campbell’s reasoning can be linked not only to the school environment, but also to one’s personal life.  What he really means is that an individual will grow to enjoy anything that he or she is blogging about more than they normally would. Campbell describes several characters; gamers, cooks, photographer, and professionals (venture capitalists) can all use their interests, and expound upon their knowledge through the blogging medium.  In the professional realm, bosses, co-workers, clients and other coteries make up the readership and can learn from, as well as teach the author information involving there subject. The author, whether he or she blogs for personal satisfaction or is obligated to do so by their employer, will probably begin to enjoy his or her work more because they have a direct connection with individuals with that same shared interest.  For pleasure bloggers, like the cook, photographer, or gamer, the same result unfolds. They become smarter by learning about their field from others, and at the same time their hobby becomes more pleasurable.

 

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