The form of a video proceeding the essay was an interesting introduction. Though I liked the idea of an introduction, many of the videos seemed too long. I enjoyed the shorter videos because they gave an inkling into the subject and sparks enough interest to read the essay but does not completely give away everything. Some of the videos seem to give the essence of the whole essay and I was left with a small desire to read what they had written. After reading a few essays that had longer essays, the essays were still great but I think the initial interest is important in introducing an essay so I appreciated the shorter videos. However, though I have said opinion, the video form gave an opportunity for the writers to verbally express their essays and invite others to read.
As for the blogging form in regards to a personal essay, I can't say I felt much different reading the essay on a blog as compared to in a compilation on paper. I think the difference simply is that the blog makes an essay more accessible and easily shared which can definitely be a plus. Overall, I appreciated the blog form but it didn't affect my reading of the essay.