The Complete Metaphor Project Listing and Winners

What Teachers and Learners!

What’s Your Metaphor?

When we know something well we have internalized what it’s about. That makes us flexible with our thoughts and our models. It offers us an ability to be fluent when talking about the subject. Our experience and knowledge allows us to teach others how it works.

When a concept or practice is simple, teaching is often an act of simple demonstration. When the concept or practice multi-layered or complex — when it’s process and information, people and data — sometimes a translation or a comparison that takes a person from the known to the unknown has a better chance. . . . That’s when a great metaphor comes in handy.

Thanks again to Char and Derrick for inspiring this project.

Welcome to the Complete Metaphor Project List!

Thank you all for being a part.

BONUS: 10 Winners

These ten contributors, selected randomly by a man, who paid so little attention that he doesn’t know what this contest is about, will receive an autographed copy of Lorelle’s book “Blogging Tips — What Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging.”

If your blog’s name is listed below, please email me, using the subject line METAPHOR WINNER and include your email address and postal address. We’ll ship the book to you.

Congratulations to the winners!

Everyone won will all 50 metaphors! You drew unforgettable pictures with your words. Thank you, again!

–ME “Liz” Strauss
Check out the Work with Liz!! page in the sidebar.


  1. says

    I can’t believe I actually won something :-) I usually never win anything. The greatest thing is that I haven’t bought the book yet myself although I wanted to. The shipping costs of $12 was holding me back at the time and now I am getting it shipped to me. Isn’t that something?

    Since I already announced that I wanted to read every post entered into this contest and pick my own top 5 (or thereabout) to post on my own blog do I better get to it. I am not putting up a deadline though as I have a couple other posts to finish as well (Thanks Liz).

    My last thanks goes out to the man who unknowingly made my day by picking my name from the list for the book prize :-) Being a great fan of Lorelle’s writing I cannot wait to read it.

  2. says

    I am flying to New York City Monday morning. I could use a good book to read. Well, next time.

    Thanks to Liz, and everyone who made this such a valuable experience to be a part of. Winning was truly a bonus.

    I think Hugh Hollowell deserves a special thanks. He pointed out this post to me. There are so many blogs and so little time. I would probably have missed it if not for Hugh.

  3. says

    Hi Randa! Hi Denise!
    It was grand to get to know both of you through your metaphors! It proved a wonderful way to learn about bloggers as well as blogs!

  4. says

    Hi Jan!
    Lorelle’s book, which she rushed out the door to get to us at SOBCon has sure been a hit! I know you’ll have plenty of great tips to use from reading that one!

  5. says

    Hi Roger!
    Good luck and safe journey on your trip. Thanks for taking part. Hugh’s a special one and I’m delighted that you put a light on him. You’re a generous guy. :)

  6. says

    Thanks Liz,

    That was a lot of fun and it just goes to show what a bunch of “individuals” we are.

    I’ll be glad to do it again.

  7. says

    Wow — I glanced back on the fly from my brain based work in Ireland — and saw Brain Based Business still blessed among great friends. That’s why I love coming home:-) Cannot wait to come back and blag more about this amazing country. Off to a little Irish golf today – and back in a week:-) THANKS – Liz and friends… you made our day even more Irish! Stay well!

  8. says

    Hi all and congrats to the winners. It was fun to participate, but even more fun to read and learn from all other metaphors – don’t think anyone can have ‘problems’ any more to explaining blogging to their mom.

    Wonderful to see one of my favourite metaphors “One big small town” is among the ‘winners’

    Karin H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, especially in business)

  9. says

    Good Sunday morning/afternoon, Karin!
    It’s it wonderful how we inspire each other! Char and Derrick got me so inspired. I made a writing project before I even thought about it!

    Now I’m about to turn on Christine’s music because Dawud inspired me to. :)

  10. says

    Congrats to all. I’ll be busy signing books and getting them out as soon as I can! And much thanks to the anonymous man who does pay attention, when you aren’t looking. 😀

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