Blogging in terms of “Self Writing”


Blogging is a form of self writing that is posted for everyone to see. In my last blog post I talked about how journaling for personal use is something that can be healthy and clear ones mind. Blogging can be similar to journaling, but it is just made public. Many people blog about their lives in hopes that it can help other people going through the same thing, which can be a step up from journaling for yourself. Foucault talks about notebooks being a place to keep personal texts that can also be used to correspond with others. I believe that he may agree that a blog can be a digital form of a notebook being used to correspond with others since it is being posted for public use.


2 Replies to “Blogging in terms of “Self Writing””

  1. I agree, blogging can be seen as a form of correspondence. I wonder if Foucault would see it this way, though, since in blogging your audience is unknown. This might not apply to Foucault’s claim that correspondence is similar to a face-to-face conversation.

  2. I like and agree with this idea of blogging as correspondence. I also wonder if this can also be applied to Facebook statuses and tweets on Twitter; there is a sort of “audience” in your followers, but who is it really for? Can this be applied for self-reflection in this form of writing?

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