And then I came to a short section written by Michael White - the Guardian's Politics blog writer - on How to Write a Blog. He says, rightly, that the journalist's style "must adapt to the different medium it is: more intimate, more informally conversational ..." and so on. And then it all goes horrid as an example of comma-splice leaps out of the fourth paragraph.
"So a blogger must be careful with facts, even bad spelling can shatter the illusion of authority".Yes, Michael, but surely an authoritative blogger must be sure of his punctuation - because this kind of stuff turns me right off.
And I'd have to think twice about the classroom idea.