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BLOGGING FOR PROFIT IN THE 21ST CENTURY: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

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2018
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The purpose of this thesis is to conduct an autoethnographic analysis on my literate activities as a blogger to better understand the content creation and monetization practices of modern bloggers. In Chapter 1, I introduce readers to my blog and discuss some current lines of scholarship on blogging. In Chapter 2, I discuss my research methods and justify my use of autoethnography for my study. In Chapters 3 and 4, I explain my content creation and monetization processes in detail. In Chapter 5, I draw conclusions from my analysis and provide a few further directions for research. My suggestions for future research include to analyze other bloggers' work, use different research methods in addition to autoethnography, and look at different types of blogs instead of just sites in the lifestyle category. One of my key takeaways from my research is that blogging is an interdisciplinary activity that requires skills in not just writing, but design, technology, and marketing.
Title: BLOGGING FOR PROFIT IN THE 21ST CENTURY: AN AUTOETHNOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS.
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Name(s): Warren, Samantha L, Author
Roozen, Kevin, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2018
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this thesis is to conduct an autoethnographic analysis on my literate activities as a blogger to better understand the content creation and monetization practices of modern bloggers. In Chapter 1, I introduce readers to my blog and discuss some current lines of scholarship on blogging. In Chapter 2, I discuss my research methods and justify my use of autoethnography for my study. In Chapters 3 and 4, I explain my content creation and monetization processes in detail. In Chapter 5, I draw conclusions from my analysis and provide a few further directions for research. My suggestions for future research include to analyze other bloggers' work, use different research methods in addition to autoethnography, and look at different types of blogs instead of just sites in the lifestyle category. One of my key takeaways from my research is that blogging is an interdisciplinary activity that requires skills in not just writing, but design, technology, and marketing.
Identifier: CFH2000446 (IID), ucf:45802 (fedora)
Note(s): 2018-12-01
B.A.
College of Arts and Humanities, Writing and Rhetoric
Bachelors
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Subject(s): blog
autoethnography
rhetoric
writing
technology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH2000446
Restrictions on Access: campus 2019-12-01
Host Institution: UCF

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