Our blogspot is a clear demostration of Locke's ideas about words and the use of language. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding sounds like a title for a large philosophical journal; almost parallel to the question, "what is the meaning of life?" However, by the first page I noticed this essay connects directly to our lives in class. This blog is a prime example of the double use of words the Locke describes in the beginning of the chapter.
"One for recording our own thoughts"-Locke
"To give you a space for thinking through and working out difficult concepts"-Graban
"Secondly, the other for the communicating of our thoughts to others" -Locke
"To provide a space for responding to one another’s thinking, extending discussions beyond the classroom"-Graban
Taking directly from the blog itself, one can see the similarities of the two-fold purpose of the blog. Using our words in order to communicate and think is a powerful idea. It has always been thought of as the power of the written word and Locke, in the very beginning, lays out the reasoning behind language and words. There is a direct connection between Dr. Graban's thoughts and Locke's ideas.
Reading through the rest of the piece, I could not focus on the aspects of words or language because I dwelled on the understanding I found within the first couple of paragraphs. I felt like I had found a "method to madness," the blog is a direct result of how Locke wants his readers to think about the use of words and the many reasons for it.