QCQ for _10 Tips on Writing the Web____________________________________________

Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)

“Understand the storyteller’s art and use the technique of narrative

to shape the emerging structure of your living site.

Foreshadowing hints at future events and expected interests:

your vacation, the election campaign, the endless midnight hours at

work in the days before the new product ships. Surprise, an

unexpected flash of humor or a sudden change of direction, refreshes

and delights” par 28

Comment (250-500 words)

I chose this quote because it speaks to something I really want to emphasize throughout my blog: story. Having listened to a lot of my peers’ ideas about their own blog posts, I noticed that many of them wanted to discuss facts or observations without having a real story to get behind. I think this is a mistake. As a reader, I’m not sure I would care to read a blog of some random person listing off facts without any real substance when I could just search wikipedia or another place on the web. As a writer, I’m not sure I would enjoy writing about that either. My goal for the blog posts was to highlight my experience as a powerlifter training for a lifting meet, and I think this theme of story will really enhance the blog. Rather than “top ten myths about lifting” or other random, fact-based posts, I could make my blog “road to 500 squat” or some form of a story. I think it would be much more enjoyable. 


Do readers prefer a single story every post, or can I make my blog a single, cohesive story and have the same effect?