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Blog Challenge: Describe Blogging

I’ve heard a lot of people make jokes about trying to describe blogging to their mother, grandmother, father, and even to co-workers and bosses. Even a best friend’s eyes glaze over when that slogging, logging, grogging, flogging, whatchamacallit – oh, yes, B-L-O-G-Ging thing comes up in conversation.

This week, your blogging challenge is to describe blogging.

Think this an easy task? Think again. I’m not just looking for a text book definition, though that would be nice. I’m looking for descriptions and keywords that would make someone sit up and suddenly have respect for this thing you do called blogging.

Describe what it means to you, how it impacts your life, maybe how it has changed your life, if your blog generates income which puts food on the table and a roof over your head, and what it means to work as a blogger. Describe blogging as if it was a job description on your resume. Prove to us, in words, the value of blogging so we all understand what it is.

This is one of many I offer weekly to help kick your blogging ass. For more challenges, see the category.

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  1. Posted June 21, 2007 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Yumm. I like this one. 🙂

  2. Posted June 21, 2007 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    Nice, sign me up!

  3. Posted June 21, 2007 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    An interesting challenge to take up

  4. Posted June 21, 2007 at 7:58 am | Permalink

    This challenge proves I made the right decision to “feed” upon your offerings.
    Count me in.

  5. Posted June 21, 2007 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this idea Lorelle, it felt good to write about that. I completed the challenge on my blog!

  6. Posted June 22, 2007 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    GREAT challenge, and something I think about a lot.

  7. Mark Jochim
    Posted June 23, 2007 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    My first challenge — thanks for getting me to think about this one!

  8. amyz5
    Posted May 31, 2008 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    very cool. i will need to think about this one and get back to you. i just finished a block definition post myself. words born out of blogging. some already existed but i think i have hit upon a few that are new. check out the post. i encourage suggestions from all.

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