Blogging as food for the brain
This question about blogging arouse because of the sudden popularity that they have been getting. If you have been on the Internet for long, you will notice that the growing number of blog sites are getting to be as many as the articles.
Which brings to the questions about blogging. Why the sudden surge? Is it good for the brain?
According to some of the ‘online experts”, blogging does have positive effects on the brains of the boggers out there.
For one, blogging helps promote analytical and critical thinking.
The best of the best blogs are full of rich and fresh ideas promoting both helpful exchange and criticism. Instead of creating a closed and exclusive online community, these blogs enhance discussion and interaction among other blogs.
What’s more, the information you can get from blogs are one in a million. You will not get them from anywhere else. Aside from that, you are always free to comment on what is written. Constructive and destructive criticisms are welcome too.
Blog posts links to web sites where readers can proceed to get more information and sources. These blogs can even be linked to things being talked about for credibility and authenticity.
There are also some blogs that are based on personal opinions about events, technology or anything that has caught the fancy of the author. Unlike articles, blogs need not be too serious or too technical. Some are actually random thoughts put in a certain format.
Based from studies, consumers are likely to comment on or question what they read more than what they see on television or in pictures. If you notice, blogs tend to have more readers tuning in to see how a particular topic will develop day by day.
Second, blogging is a powerful means of promoting creativity and initiative thinking.
To maintain their popularity among readers, blogs need to be updated regularly. This constant demand for output encourages a kind of spontaneity and ‘raw thinking’. In simple terms, this is the brief associations and the occasional strange ideas that are rarely found other formal types of media.
Blogging fosters spontaneity since blogging updates can be posted in a matter of clicks whenever a new idea or interesting information is found. Blogging is perfectly suited to follow the plan for promoting creativity. They emphasize that you should be sloppy enough so unexpected things can happen but not so sloppy that you cannot find out that it did.
Spontaneous and raw ideas in blogging are also a means of awakening an association of ideas that are not often brought out.
But this does not mean that blogs do not follow the “norms” dictated in print ads. On the contrary, their permanent search engine positions force them to maintain some sort of “decency”.
Blogs encourages analogical thinking. Recent international surveys show that students in the US are falling behind most of their first world peers in problem solving and critical thinking.
It can be noted that this fall may have resulted from the decline in school-based instruction in critical analysis, idiom, and influential writing.
Bu then, thanks to the many professional persons like lawyers, theorists, and academics that are running many outstanding blogs, people can now benefit from their intellectual thinking and the use of their analogical thinking when corresponding with the dommon people of the blogging world.
Sometimes too, blog-based interactions between experts give a unique opportunity for young thinkers to observe and assess arguments from analogy on an ongoing basis. This can also help develop their own abilities to think analogically.
Blogging is also an effective means of getting more access and exposure to excellent information. Blogs link many data and arguments in branching threads. They also affix primary source materials and reference works.
This way, they can promote deeper understanding and exposure to quality information. In turn these sources can start other innovative projects.
Lastly, blogging merge the best of single with social interaction. It is said that invention is thought of alone yet the valuable effects of brainstorming with a community of intellectual peers develops the idea.
With all these said, it can now be concluded that blogging can really be good for the brains. It is a form of education that can take any individual into the next level of development.