Autobiograph, Web publishing, Blogs


In this essay, I wish to pursue an – admittedly all too brief – inspection of the weblog as a form of autobiographical discourse. In essence, I want to ask the question, "How does the blog as a medium shape a particular kind of self-representation?" To accomplish this, I will first provide a working definition of the autobiographical blog. Next, I will examine two elements that I believe are key to the blog as a form of discourse; that is, the blog’s temporal logic and its unique author-reader relationship. To conclude, I will argue that the aforementioned elements mark the blog as a new, distinct type of autobiographical discourse.



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