The Metaphor Project: What’s Your Blogging Metaphor?
When a nonblogger asks, “What is a blog?’ How do you answer? Have you tried using a metaphor? Would you mind sharing yours? A few bloggers have.
The first submissions are in. Like the blogs they come from, each metaphor is a unique representation of the writer. We see blogs almost everywhere. They are a County Fair. They’re underwater. They’re a line of koalas. Like life, blogging seems to lend itself to metaphorical explanation — maybe more easily than it does to a straightforward definition.
These are the first submissions to The “What’s Your Blogging Metaphor?” Group Writing Project. I’ve discovered some great new blog writers and fun ways to talk about blogs. Just look at the titles! Check them out and pass them along to your readers. The more ways we look at blogging the better we’ll be able to explain it when we need to.
- What metaphor do you use to explain blogging? at Ian’s Messy Desk
- Blogging Metaphor–The Salad Bar Blog at Word Sell
- My blog is a smorgasbord, come and eat… at Juggling Frogs
- Feeding on Plankton at krooz
- My Preferred Metaphor for Business Blogging at Business and Blogging
- 10 reasons why blogging is like dating” at Romance Tracker
- Equestrian Ecstasy – Portal to another Reality at INNside Innkeeping in Montana
- Blogging Metaphors: Bridge-Building at Middle Zone Musings
- Blogging Metaphor: Blogging is like Exercise at Virtual Impax
- My Blogging Metaphor: BNI at Kiss2
- Why Conversational Blogging Is Like A LineConga at dawudmiracle
- Blog 101 and the New Cocktail Party at What Would Dad Say
Let’s find some more.
Because this project spread so quickly and not all links are making their way to me, if you’ve written a metaphor and you’re not on the list, please email me a link. If you’ve already done that before noon on May 31, please forgive me and send it again. (I had dental surgery yesterday . . .)
Be a Part of the Project
So, what’s your blogging metaphor? Join the project. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s still time to be a part – I’ll keep adding to this list until June 5th at Midnight Chicago time (GMT-6hrs.) Here’s the original post for the background — the whats and the hows.
C’mon tell us. How would you explain blogging to someone who knew nothing about it? What’s your blogging metaphor?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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Joanna Young says
Liz, I’m planning to reply properly (once I’ve worked out my metaphor!), I just wanted to flag up that you’re last link (blog cocktail party) isn’t right. Couldn’t immediately see your e-mail address so just sending this via the blog
I love how this project is really bringing out some creative answers!
ME Strauss says
Thank you! I’m always grateful when people look out for me (and the blog that I was trying to link to) :).
Yeah, Char, isn’t it fun to read these. I so enjoy the new perspectives. 🙂
Thanks for organizing this project, Liz! It was a lot of fun.
I hope the dental surgery went well, and that you heal quickly.
All the best,
ME Strauss says
Welcome! Nice to meet you!
Your blog was one of the great find of this project. I’m feeling okay after yesterday. Thanks for asking. 🙂
That’s SO sweet! Thank you!
All the best,
Robert Hruzek says
This is turning into a great project, although there seems to be a preponderance of food-related metaphors. Hmmm… this is making me hungry for (fill in the blank), followed, of course, by KLONDIKE BARS!!!!!
Mmmm. Klondike Bars. Mmmm. Plankton.
ME Strauss says
Uh-oh Klondike bars and Plankton . . . hmmm Sounds like a whale posing as a shark might be in the vicinity. 🙂
Ellen Weber says
Great idea here and it caught my thoughts today. So I added to your list with Bloggers, Brains and Metaphors at http://www.brainbasedbusiness.com/2007/05/blogger_brains_and_metaphors.html
Thanks for the fun!
Nic Darling says
Thanks for the fun project idea. I always love a group writing assignment. Many of the results have been excellent.
Here is my offering. Sorry for the long link text. http://www.marketingneophyte.com/blog/default.aspx?id=34&t=20-Blogging-Metaphors-Rock-Throwing-an
Karin H. says
How two simple ideas (metaphor and group writing project) can add another dimension to the blogosphere (sorry web-publishing world ;-))
Still trying to catch-up with reading all the contributions, found some pretty good and fun ones already.
Karin H. (Keep It simple Sweetheart, specially in business)