When is a blog not a blog?
I’m not really sure why I gave this post that title, but I needed to call it something and that seemed as good as any. I think a blog might not be a blog when the writer either doesn’t actually write anything – is, in fact, blogless! – or they write something but it’s not really about anything. Does that description even make sense?
I think I fall between two stools. After my last post, I was so uplifted and encouraged by all the wonderful comments that I promised myself I would write something else very soon. And there are lots of things I’d like to write about, but … somehow … I haven’t.
So, this is something of a holding post. I don’t want everyone to forget me. I want to write. The blog is only writing in a small way compared with the novels and short stories I used to do, but it is, at least, some form of writing.
The snail on the skateboard is an image I’ve used before, and I like the idea, but I don’t think it’s entirely accurate. I’m definitely snail-like in terms of slowness these days. The trouble is there’s no skateboard under me to speed me along. Clearly I need to search for my equivalent of a skateboard, and NO, it won’t be an electric scooter!
I think I’ve managed to illustrate when a blog is not a blog! I’ve written something but it certainly doesn’t conform to this definition: A blog (shortening of “weblog”) is an online journal or informational website displaying information in the reverse chronological order, with latest posts appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or even a group of writers share their views on an individual subject. Forgive me if you’ve read to the end of this post thinking surely something more interesting, informative, entertaining is going happen soon. It hasn’t. But maybe next time.
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