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.

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9 Comments on Blogging Is Like Singing

  1. PastorMac's Ann
    November 20, 2008 at 12:15 pm (14 years ago)

    Bravo Karen! Very creative and clever, and SO TRUE! Well done!

  2. oh amanda
    November 20, 2008 at 12:54 pm (14 years ago)

    Love it! And so so true!

  3. dianne - bunny trails
    November 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm (14 years ago)

    Great post, Karen. Very fitting. 😀

  4. Phyllis@Aimless Conversation
    November 20, 2008 at 2:03 pm (14 years ago)

    Love this Karen…I think I’m still practicing. LOL

  5. hondaray6
    November 21, 2008 at 7:11 am (14 years ago)

    Sing away to your hearts content! You brighten my day! I just love seeing a post from you in my email because I know its something I want to read! Your blog is one of the first ones I subscribed to when I started blogging a few months ago. I knew when I read ” If you can’t see the bright side of life- polish the dull side” that you were a positive being! Thanks for sharing! Rhonda

  6. Dorothy
    November 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm (14 years ago)

    I love this one, Karen! Its so true!

  7. Mrs Lemon
    November 21, 2008 at 12:18 pm (14 years ago)

    I sing because I’m happy … 🙂

  8. Megan (FriedOkra)
    November 22, 2008 at 8:11 pm (14 years ago)

    EUREKA! (Trying to think of a way to get my laptop into the shower with me.)

  9. I am Boymom
    November 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm (14 years ago)

    Good post and so true! I just went through a little dry spell myself, glad to be back!

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