September 5, 2005
Yon the Famous Blogger
To find inspiration for a blog, I began searching through the Tribune Review. I noticed the headline "The war according to Yon," which automatically caught my attention. The article explains how Michael Yon is not employed by any media news, but he has become well known through blogging.
I thought this was very interesting, for I have never really heard that much about blogging. All of a sudden I learn about blogging in the class, and then it shows up in the local newspaper I read.
Yon reports on the war in Iraq. The newspaper article includes the fact that he only shows a narrow angle of the war, but the angle he comes from is very interesting. He is actually part of a patrol group in Mosul. From this position he is able to provide insight from real soldiers and what they deal with daily. The newspaper labels Yon as "detailed, opinionated, unapologetically pro-soldier and deliberately first person," which most likely leads to bias. Even if Yon is biased I think this is an interesting look on the highly publicized war, and also made me realize how popular blogging is.
I visited the sight and skimmed some of the entries. The accounts Yon gives are very personal and many are graphic and emotional. Yon's blog is michaelyon.blogspot.com
Posted by JennaOBrocto at September 5, 2005 10:40 AM