Someone asked me about my expectations for the blog posts, and I thought I’d share my response with all of you. The posts can be conversational in tone, but still grammatically correct and in coherent paragraph form. Between 100 and 200 words per entry should be fine.
If you’re in need of inspiration, start with one of these mental prompts:
For examples of short, informal cultural commentary, the entries at Brain Pickings tend to make pretty snappy arguments for why a particular writer, scientist, etc., is worthy of our attention. I also like the book reviews at The Rumpus; they’re longer than this assignment has to be, but do a good job at discussing the reading experience in an intimate, non-technical, but still attentive way. Finally, I noted a few Renaissance-themed blogs in an earlier post.