Tuesday, 16 June 2009

What's blog got to do with diploma papers anyway???

As you could read in the first post, princess Kristina has to write her diploma paper. She is very happy that she got the chance to be mentored by her favourite Professor, whom she really admires. But what has all that got to do with blogs, you might ask. Well, since princess Kristina studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb, CroatiaDepartment of English, and is in love with linguistics, the Professor told her to do an analysis of blogs in Croatian and English language and to compare them based on the cultural context. Since blogs are copyrighted, princess Kristina has to ask for permission to use them, and the only way to contact other bloggers is to get her own blog, hence - bezbojne zelene ideje (in English: colorless green ideas... but this was already taken).
The plan is to leave a comment at interesting blogs and invite their authors to participate in the research. After, hopefully, finding willing bloggers, 5-10 posts would be taken from each blog analysed and compared to Croatian blogs of the same topic, age/gender group etc. keeping in mind the cultural aspect of the whole thing.
If any of the participants would like to see the paper once it's finished, I would be more than glad to e-mail it to them, since it will be written in English. 


  1. You can certainly visit my blog and let me know if it meets your requirements....

    God bless-

  2. Hi Amanda!
    I couldn't leave a comment on your blog, I'm new to all this, so perhaps I'm doing something wrong. I hope you see this though.
    I can use your blog in my diploma paper since there is enough text that's so funny and I really enjoyed reading it, so please send me that info I need and I'll send you the list of posts I'm most interested in. Thank you so much, not many people from USA want to participate.... Here in Croatia I've had a much better response.

    God bless,