I found the blog writing to be an easy read. Easy meaning it was written as though a conversation would flow. The language had a very casual tone in most instances. Reading the blog itself is fast and easy to skim to whatever it is that you are looking for. However I found that once I began exploring the links embedding within the blog I spent more time than I may have when reading a paper document for example. One link leads to another and so on and so forth. When I think of a published piece of material whether it be for a professional journal or sending a page into cyberspace, I expect a certain amount of professionalism and vocabulary. I did not find this to be the case in the majority of pages I read. As the writer I would welcome the comments left on my blog, but as a reader I rarely read them. I feel as though blogging will effect they way our students read and write when left to their own devices. Where do blogs reference professional materials not just another blog? As I explore this course I am becoming more wearing of the information I come across on the web as I learn just how easy it is to put your thoughts out there. Someone is bound to read them as fact. I do agree there is much to be said about sharing your work with more than your teacher and parents, especially to a Second Grader. For the Second Grade poster, a comment could be the highlight to your entire school year. You are published, you are professional. So although blogs certainly have their value and audience, I will read the about Daisy Miller’s disappearance with more conviction than I would a “professional” blogger.