One and a half months into the blogosphere and stumbling around different blogs here and there, I’ve noticed a certain blogging style which involves the occasional use of CAPITAL LETTERS, strategic use of profanities, and
strike out formatting for emphasis. Often, an image sometimes illustrative or surreal is used as counterpoint or emphasis. Structure may include short chapter headings, numbered lists or bullet points. The result when done well is a very direct, immediate and highly energetic youthful voice, often funny. I’m not sure if there is a term for this style yet, perhaps baroque blog?
It’s also very much not the way I write. With a self-critical eye, my style could probably be reasonably accurately described as schoolmarm formal.
Makes me think I should
jump on the bandwagon attempt to loosen up a little.
Further reflection is required.