Friday, April 20, 2007

Blog Buddy Work Part 2

Hey Erin!
You've done a really great job on your blog so far. Your last post about motherhood and modeling especially stood out to me. Your analysis was strong, clear, and thought-provoking, and you integrated quotes into your writing very well as evidence to support your claims. I like how you seamlessly use quotes from both the show itself and course readings, so you could try including those in your final presentation.All of your posts have been clearly related to "America's Next Top Model" and it's clear that you're interested in the show. This show was a good choice for your blog topic because you've had plenty to say about femininity, masculinity, hegemony, and other issues related to gender. Your posts are always on topic and they are easy to follow, and your analyses are in-depth and complete. You used different course readings in each post and you also did a great job of finding other outside sources to further support your claims. None of your quotes were repetitive or forced; they all fit perfectly with the theme of the post, especially in your collage post. You explained Linnea Due's point of view, but then you also incorporated your own ideas while referring back to her piece. I thought it was great how you included pictures with your posts because they add interest and give the reader a visual connection to ANTM. You're also great at recapping the episodes you discuss in your posts. I've only seen one or two episodes, but you give enough background information for me (and anyone else) to understand your points. I honestly don't know what you could improve on -- you keep bringing new ideas/analyses to your blog and you're doing a great job!

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