How and why do incarcerated people blog? In this first class, we will read some posts together and talk about what an effective blog post looks like. What is similar about these prison posts — and how do they differ?
- Texas Magnum, “How To Find Someone in Prison in Texas and Elsewhere,” In Texas Prison – An Inmate’s Story, January 17 2014.
- Matty McDonald, “My First Blog from Federal Prison,” mattymcdonald.com, May 28 2011.
- Leigh Sprague, “Top Ten Things to Do Before Prison,” Diary of a Wimpy Con, March 11 2014.
Workshop exercise: Before you leave class, we will make sure that we are all able to use the class blog.