What i think about blogs
Honestly I think in a way we all blog. Using social media like Facebook or twitter can be used as a blog. People put up statuses on what they are doing, where they are at, what they think of issues or topics, the types of things they like and dislike, and even relationship topics. Unlike a blog, people can also put up pictures as well. Just like a blog it can be seen by anyone. Some people use it as a journal type of thing, while others use it for business. Whether it is a personal or business matter there are thoughts and opinions still being put out there as if it was a blog.
I think having a blog for a college writing class would be a good use. Some students might be afraid to ask in person but when it comes to saying what one thinks some people feel more comfortable saying it behind a screen. I think it would be used the same way as the guy who works for the IBM. He uses it so he can get 2 cents from other people in a quicker response. Getting feedback from different views is helping him grow as a writing.