Hicks states that writers write to be read (p.82). As I read that statement pertaining to this particular blog entry I find myself wondering, do writers write to be read? I know that having a purpose and an audience is essential for ones writing process, but I am having a hard time finding that with blogging. I feel as though I like to write for me, is this something I was taught? Is it because no one can judge my writing besides me if I am the only audience.
Like Alsye I have had my struggles with blogging, for me however the reasons are different. I am struggling with the fact that my writing will forever be somewhere and at any moment can be viewed from a variety of different people. Hicks mentions that when students are responsible for their own writing they feel more engaged in the process (p. 82). When and how does this happen? I mostly struggle to feel engaged while writing my blogs. It really isn't the topics that aren't engaged because we mostly have the freedom to write about any topic pertaining to class. I continue to ask myself what is it and why is this such a difficult assignment for me?
Hicks, T. (2009). The digital writing workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.