Some time last year, I remember reading several interesting conversations about metaphors for blogging. I couldn’t think of anything at the time to write about (imagine that), but after a year and a half of thinking, I’ve finally realized what I think blogging is like. And I’m going to share it now – aren’t you giddy with excitement? I know I am. Without further ado…
Blogging is Like Singing.
It’s always best if you do some warm ups.
Breathe properly and your voice will be clearer.
You must learn your range, because singing in the wrong key can hurt your voice.
Sometimes you sing only for an audience of One.
People will love or hate you based on your sound character – don’t try to sound like someone else – just be you.
Singing is a skill that requires muscle memory.
It takes lots of practice before you sing well.
You must believe in yourself to sing in front of others.
Sometimes you sing off-pitch.
Sometimes you get laryngitis and can’t sing at all.
Other times you fake having laryngitis because you don’t feel like singing.
Sometimes you forget why you started singing in the first place.
And then you sing, the audience applauds, and a new resolve is born to sing again.