Symbols Dictionary is an online encyclopedia of “Western Signs and Ideograms” which makes the Da Vinci Code look like child’s play.
Your blog challenge this week is to find a symbol from among the thousands of symbols in the Symbol Dictionary and write a blog post that incorporates the meaning and history of that symbol. You can related it your blog’s focus, design, or make it personal, writing about a symbol that means something special to you.
A favorite of mine is the infinity symbol, which Symbols.com describes as the “snake biting its tail” and representative of the similarities of the circle, denoting double endlessness, eternity, infinity, or infinitely great. They also say the image was used in meteorology to represent heat haze or sun haze.
Personally, I love the idea of the never-ending, the continuity of the whole.
As George Carlin says:
I say life began about a billion years ago and it’s a continuous process! Continuous, just keeps rolling along! Rolling, rolling, rolling along!
And say, you know something? Listen, you can go back further than that! What about the carbon atoms, huh? Human life could not exist without carbon! So is it just possible that maybe we shouldn’t be burning all this coal?
What’s your favorite symbol? Do you know the history of it? We use symbols in the form of letters and numbers every day. How much do you know about how these shapes were created and developed over the years to become attached to our keyboards?
Blog about a symbol and its history and share your personal connection with it.
These blogging challenges are published weekly and are an attempt to kick your blogging ass. They serve to challenge your thinking and efforts in blogging and blog writing. To participate, start challenging yourself now. Today. Go for it.
Past Blog Challenges
- Blog Challenge: Have Blogs Changed the World?
- Blog Challenge: How Do You Blog?
- Blog Challenge: Testing Your Blog Clicking Experience
- Blog Challenge: Testing Your Blog’s Development
- Blogging Challenge: Blog About What You Know
- Blogging Challenge: Blog The Opposite of You