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August 07, 2007

Genres of Weblogs...Your Input Please

Well after a long and tumultuous year, including the move, I am back to working on my qualifying paper. About time I say! LOL

One of my chapters will be defining weblogs and then I will be looking at weblog genres. After that I will be drilling down to diary weblogs specifically. I would like to pick all your brains, metaphorically of course…because any other way is just gross…and ask you to take a look at the MindMap I have drawn. I would love your comments.

The basics of the diary section taxonomy were taken from Mallon (1984). One of the issues that arise out of using an established taxonomy is that the list was developed many years, in most cases, after the diary examples were completed. In other words, I’m questioning if the genres of diaries in process and completed diaries might differ…at least they might differ because a more microscopic lens can be applied to a completed work…a difference in level of specificity rather than a complete reclassification of the genre.

There are two files…a .pdf for the drawing and .txt for the accompanying notes, look at both of them because I don't think the map makes sense without the notes. I’m sure there is a way to get both in one file but I’m very new to the MindMap software, so this is the best I could do.

Comment please…lots of them…and I will post those who wish to be included in the archive…since comments are turned off in the blog. Email to [email protected]

Oh I probably should note here, that my MindMap drawing differs somewhat from my previously published work…I’m growing in my understanding of the subject matter and this map reflects that growth.

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Mallon, Thomas (1984). A Book of One's Own: People and Their Diaries. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

Posted by prolurkr at August 7, 2007 12:33 PM

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