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1 Blogging Genres Personal Post It’s all about YOU!

2 Personal Post 0 This post can include any expression of yourself as an individual. 0 The reader should understand more about who you are by reading the post. 0 What makes you different from others?

3 Options 0 This I Believe… 0 Diary Entry 0 Personal Reflection. 0 A letter to someone special in your life. 0 Personal narrrative 0 If you have another idea, check with Ms. Jarr first.

4 This I Believe… 0 What is a “This I Believe” essay? What is a “This I Believe” essay? 0 Listen to the following examples. What do you learn about the author by reading or listening to the blog post? 0 Examples 0 Unleashing the Power of Creativity and Intelligence by Bill Gates Unleashing the Power of Creativity and Intelligence by Bill Gates 0 Be Cool to the Pizza Delivery Dude by Sarah Adams Be Cool to the Pizza Delivery Dude by Sarah Adams 0 Doing Things My Own Way by Bela Fleck Doing Things My Own Way by Bela Fleck

5 Diary Entry or Personal Reflection 0 This can be a personal reflection on what is happening in your life or a reflection on a specific day or event. 0 You do not have to share things that are too personal.

6 Diary or Personal Reflection 0 Examples 0 Thoughts by Wendi Thoughts by Wendi 0 What do you learn about Wendi after reading her blog? What does this blog post reveal about her?

7 Personal Letter 0 This letter should be a friendly letter to someone whom you greatly admire or care about. 0 It does not have to be someone you know personally. 0 It should reveal something about you or your personality.

8 Personal Letter 0 Nothing Good Gets Away by author John Steinbeck Nothing Good Gets Away by author John Steinbeck 0 What can you infer about John Steinbeck from his letter to his son? What clues tell you this? Ima ge: Thom and John Steinbeck with their father in 1954, courtesy of UC Berkeley.

9 Personal Narrative 0 True story 0 Tell your reader about you. 0 An event that impacted you. 0 Describe an aspect of your daily life. 0 “Love” by Karoline JarrLove 0 The Write Source (turquoise book) pg Look at pg. 98 of the Write Source. Is “Love” by Karoline Jarr considered a Personal Narrative, according to the traits listed on pg. 98?

10 Personal Post 0 You personal post should reveal something about you. 0 What do you want to share about yourself with others?

11 Next Steps 0 Decide what kind of personal post you would like to create. 0 Brainstorm ideas for your writing. What do you want to reveal about yourself? What do you want to keep private? 0 Begin the writing process 0 Draft (maybe draft again) 0 Revise, revise, revise. 0 Edit 0 Publish and share 0 Resources 0 The Write Source (7 th grade) pg The Write Source 0 The Basic Elements of Writing 0 A Writer’s Resource


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