OK. So I have to admit that I am at times at least a touch bombastic. Although unlike my friends Holly and Hajra I don’t think that bloggers have mostly gone all vampire and zombie. Though I certainly admire anyone who can use a ten dollar word, where a ten cent word would have done. I can’t in fact say that I am incredulous that Holly has entered yet another contest over on Blog Engage. She seems to be kind of addicted to contesting and I remain frankly in awe of all of the publicity and conversation she manages to kick up. And her friend Hajra shows every sign of delightedly following in Holly’s footsteps.
Hajra and Holly both keep active blogs where they cover eclectic topics– Holly claims to be the queen of the “No-Niche niche”. To me that sees like an almost too clever way of not saying simply that one is a personal blogger who writes about whatever is on their mind. Holly does tend to post a lot more product reviews and contest entries. Hajra is a bit more like me in being heavy on the personal introspection, though as I mentioned she seems to be entering contests right and left, just like dear Holly.
If I were Mark Twain, I would have a third paragraph which explains how blogging is really like a river and the key is to understand the currents. I’m not actually sure that that is true, though. To me it seems that blogging is more an ocean. There is just so much of it and you can meet and chat with so many people. Only to realize that you have barely scratched the surface of what is there. A river flows to its delta and then disperses. Blogs, like the tides seem to just go on and on forever. In the end, I suppose that the ocean is as tortured a metaphor as is a river for the inexplicable aspects of blogging. But surely these metaphors, weak though they are, are superior to something pulled from a 1950’s horror movie.