As I was browsing LITSERV today, a thread entitled 'Writing for an online audience' caught my eye. There was a professor at a university that was slated to teach a composition class with the focus being on writing for an online audience. He didn't go into tremendous detail about what kind of "online audiences" or writing he would be teaching, but one can assume the writing would be including blogs, and other media venues in writing.
That sounds a little familiar, no? Online writing can include many things. Is posting a Facebook status about your lunch considered online writing? What about a tweet that can't go over 140 characters? (that doesn't just include letters!!) Or does it simply focus on blog posting? As you can see, the list can go on and on about what kind of writing a person can do over the internet.
I'm going to go off on a limb and say the original poster is going to be focusing on blog writing, something along the lines of what we're going to be doing for the rest of the semester. Writing a blog never turned out to be my cup of tea, but their popularity has been at an all time high over the past couple of years. Some people even make money off of writing blogs! That being said, what someone blogs about can be about anything. It could be from Game of Thrones, video game reviews, or even a classroom (oh hey!).
A blog's audience can drastically change depending on what the blogger is posting about. My audience right now is you guys, my classmates and instructor. I'm not going to get the same readers that I would if I blogged about any of the other subjects I just mentioned. So writing online, in my opinion, is a very interesting and ever changing beast.
Talk about cool, huh?