June 16, 2007

The Complete Metaphor Project Listing and Winners

published this at 11:09 am

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.

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35 Comments to “The Complete Metaphor Project Listing and Winners”

  1. June 16th, 2007 at 11:24 am
    Mihaela Lica said

    Wow! What a list! I can hardly wait to check out all these entries.
    Congrats to the winners!


  2. June 16th, 2007 at 11:25 am
    Randa Clay said

    I’m honored, thank you!

  3. June 16th, 2007 at 11:28 am
    Denise said

    great contest, thanks Liz, and congratulations to the winners.

  4. June 16th, 2007 at 12:05 pm
    Jan said

    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.

  5. June 16th, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    Roger Anderson said

    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.

  6. June 16th, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Mig! They’re all so interesting and all so different. Anyone could a metaphor that would fit something that he or she understands. 😉

  7. June 16th, 2007 at 1:58 pm
    ME Strauss said

    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!

  8. June 16th, 2007 at 2:00 pm
    ME Strauss said

    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!

  9. June 16th, 2007 at 2:02 pm
    ME Strauss said

    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. :)

  10. June 16th, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    Blogging Metaphor Writing Project | The Frugal Law Student said

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  11. June 16th, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    Romance Tracker is a winner in the Blogging Metaphor Project said

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  12. June 16th, 2007 at 5:51 pm
    Robert Hruzek said

    Liz, what a great group project: it made us think, made us work for it, and great fun, too! This is what’cha call a “keeper”!!! Thanks for doing it!

  13. June 16th, 2007 at 6:02 pm
    Char said

    Congratulations to all the winners and all who participated! Great work!

  14. June 16th, 2007 at 6:29 pm
    Kirk M said

    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.

  15. June 16th, 2007 at 6:34 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Robert!
    Thanks for the thought that it was worth what it took. I think the result speak highly for all who took part!


  16. June 16th, 2007 at 6:35 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Char!
    I feel as if we partnered on this one. What a great inspiration and push your story about alking to your mom really was. :)

  17. June 16th, 2007 at 6:36 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Kirk,
    We are some group are writing individuals, aren’t we? We made a body of work that’s quite impressive!

  18. June 17th, 2007 at 4:34 am
    Ellen Weber said

    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!

  19. June 17th, 2007 at 5:38 am
    My Top 5 from the Successful Blog Metaphor Project said

    […] These are really outstanding reads so be sure to check them out. In fact there are plenty of other great posts so while you are at it do try to find the time and browse The Complete Metaphor Project Listing and Winners. […]

  20. June 17th, 2007 at 6:18 am
    ME Strauss said

    Hi Ellen!
    I’m beginning to think you live in Ireland and commute to work here! Hope you’re having a wonderful time!!

  21. June 17th, 2007 at 6:35 am
    Karin H. said

    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)

  22. June 17th, 2007 at 6:42 am
    ME Strauss said

    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. :)

  23. June 17th, 2007 at 12:32 pm
    Roberta said

    Congrats to all of the winners and a big thanks to Liz for having this project! :)

  24. June 17th, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    ME Strauss said

    Hey Roberta!
    Thanks for being a part of it! Gosh it was fun to get to know your blog. :)

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  28. June 18th, 2007 at 9:31 am
    Lorelle said

    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. 😀

  29. June 18th, 2007 at 9:33 am
    ME Strauss said

    Oh Lorelle,
    That’s such a fun comment! Thank you for saying that! [blush for me, blush for the folks who took part]

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