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Blog Exercises: Why Oh Why Ask Why?

Blog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Why? Why ask why? Because it is there.

Why is probably the first question out of many children’s mouths. Why does it do that? Why do you do that? Why is it that color? Why does it make that noise? Why, oh, why, oh, why? Why say why? Because it is there.

We want to know how things work. We want to know what makes them tick, go, spin, click, bob, sink, and fly. We are a curious species. We want the answer to the question of why.

There are many whys, reasons behind things, in the world, especially in your industry. Teaching and training people in WordPress, every day I’m faced with the questions of why WordPress does this or that, and not this or that? I’m one of the few around who knows the answers to many of the WordPress whys, being such an old salt in WordPress, and you may be one of the old salts in your industry who also knows why things are done in a particular way.

Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.Your blog exercise today is to blog the answer to a why question.

If you are a woodworker, why is it important to use a wood plane to smooth the wood? Wouldn’t sandpaper be enough?

If you are a car blogger, blogging about your passion for transportation on four wheels, answer why we aren’t flying our cars yet? The promise was made in the 1960s that we would be flying by now. Why aren’t we? And why aren’t we threw with that wasteful gasoline?

If you blog about fashion, I have a load of why questions for you! If you blog about pets, please answer the question of why they throw up so often, and usually on our favorite rug or clothing.

If you blog about social media and marketing, explain why advertisers are still using the old fashioned shot gun approach to advertising when it has been proved repeatedly that it doesn’t work? Take a moment also to explain to us why Hulu and traditional media continue to break into televisions and movies with ads that no one watches or cares about? Or explain to us why we should care?

If you blog about parenting and raising children – I don’t have to give you any ideas. You have a head full of whys and their answers.

Every industry, hobby, and topic in the world has why questions. Explain to us the most simple of things. Or the most complicated.

My husband, the engineer and woodworker, loves to find videos and articles that make something we take for granted special and unique. One of his finds is below, a slow motion, closeup view of metal being cut. It shows examples of a variety of metals and how they form chips and breaks as the metal is cut. The action is actually very fast, which you can see in this video of the metal cutter at normal, high speed. When viewed at a distance, the metal is smooth and shiny, but as seen in this video, it is actually rough with spurs and chips, a fascinating, almost hypnotic look at something few people would ever see without such advances in photography, answering the question of why cutting metal isn’t as smooth as it appears.

Find your own why to answer and answer it today on your blog.

Remember to include a hat tip link back to this post to create a trackback, or leave a properly formed link in the comments so participants can check out your blog exercise task.

You can find more Blog Exercises on . This is a year-long challenge to help you flex your blogging muscles.

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  1. Posted December 5, 2013 at 7:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,

    This post is very well written and covered. Thank you.

    There seems to be a typo. If SoundEagle were not mistaken, the word “threw” should be “through” in your sentence “And why aren’t we threw with that wasteful gasoline?”.

  2. Posted December 5, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Pain grows in between woods in wild
    The earth seems level and mild
    protected pockets ..untold miseries in disguise
    pricks like thorns guarding the roses..that brings smile
    why hidden ? Why in between high trees ?
    Why 🙂
    I write about pain..that seldom die

    • Posted December 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      Hi kalabalu,

      It is nice to hear from you. Thank you for sharing with us your poetic questioning of the “pain..that seldom die[s]”.

      Happy December to you!

    • Posted December 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

      Indeed. Thank you for sharing. It is important to share our pain as well as our joys.

  3. ammar
    Posted December 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on ammar24680.

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