The structure of things

I have found myself analysing blogging a little too much recently, but one thing has occured to me that I hadn’t really thought about before. The blogs, or entries therein, that are based around a specific structure are very, very interesting.

For example, on this very corner of the interweb, I have a couple of ongoing projects – the Film Watch live blogs, and the Great Gardening Adventure. Now, I am bound to say these are interesting, I am biased like that. However, I have seen similar ideas on other blogs, and really enjoy reading them.

Book Reviews

Craig set himself the New Year’s Resolution to read more books. So far, he’s making pretty good progress, and by blogging about each book that he finishes, I feel like I am sharing in the journey. One year, when I was bored, I read about 60 books, more than one a week. This year I have read none, and therefore I am living vicariously through Craig.

Writing a Novel

Alex is busily writing a novel as well as trying to lead a normal life – whatever normal means, anyways. It’s hard work to keep up the motivation and in order to finish the last 60 pages, he’s been tweeting his progress. There’s a blog post about the idea and process behind tweeting (plus a handy graph!), and I have to say, even though this is a much more personal thing for Alex, it is fascinating to watch how the pages are stacking up.

Number 1 Singles

I remember a while back on the Chris Evans show, a blog was featured that is gradually reviewing every UK Number 1 single since the charts began. That is one heck of a task, and certainly falls under the category of structured blogging. I feel like this is something I should do to further my musical education, as I am trying to do with the films. Erm, perhaps another day, though.

Maybe it is just me, but I do like to watch the progression of something from humble beginnings to an ongoing series or fabulous conclusion. Blogging is the ideal platform for such things as well.

4 thoughts on “The structure of things

  1. Thanks for the mention, I really need to get back to the reading – I’m struggling a bit with the current book to be honest!

    It’s not too bad, just finding a bit of a slog…

  2. Am curious as to whether the time spent blogging (micro or otherwise) about book reading or writing was just an distraction to the task or an excuse

    Wildlife shows on TV were never more interesting than when an assignment was due, I rest my case m’lud

  3. Am curious as to whether the time spent blogging (micro or otherwise) about book reading or writing was just an distraction to the task or an excuse

    I think that can very much be the case sometimes. However, although I can’t speak for the others, I know if I hadn’t started Film Watch, I wouldn’t have consumed one film in the past two months, never mind eight.

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