Saturday, 18 January 2014

Why it's so hard to come up with blog ideas.

Many people in Mrs. Le's english class struggle to come up with ideas for their blog posts. I think the major reason people can't come up with blog ideas is because it puts the student on the spot. They need to come up with relevant, appropriate and entertaining information. These ideas need to stem from inspiration. Putting students on the spot in class cannot truly grasp their ideas or give inspiration. If Mrs. Le wanted to see the students naturally display their points and ideas she would listen to them argue with their friends. There, students organize their points and listen to counter augments with natural inspiration. I understand that blogging puts your ideas into writing but I believe those same ideas can be expressed just as well through speech. In conclusion I think that inspiration for blog posts is hard to come by because students are put on the spot.


  1. I agree, I always have trouble thinking of ideas. Or another option would be a list of suggested topics to pick from.

  2. I think blogging should be about whatever comes to mind, it could be about anything going on in your life. I think it isn't as hard to think of the ideas but I think it is hard to express them.

  3. Valid point, you must be in the same boat not knowing what to blog about if you are blogging about not knowing what to blog.

  4. Sam, I don't understand how blogging puts students on the spot. I gave A LOT of time to blog and it was something that was encouraged to be pursued outside of class time. I would think that classroom discussions are more apt to put students on the spot.

    I also think you missed one of the key parts of blogging, which is learning how to clearly communicate in writing. One of the goals was to work on our writing skills in an informal setting.

    Additionally, there were many opportunities to share ideas verbally in class. One obvious example is The Kite Runner seminars. I feel like you are suggesting that some class time should be devoted to just students chatting about whatever, and I would listen in? I actually think this might be an interesting idea to pursue!