Blogging is like trucking, or so I say. I know nothing about trucking, but if I did, this is what I would tell you.
1. Trucks transport goods on our highways.
2. Truckers line up their trucks at their favorite truck stops.
3. Trucks throw tread all over the highway.
4. Trucks often have a sleeping area in the truck itself.
5. Truck drivers seem friendly…unless they're on the highway.
6. There are truckers to be trusted and there are those we should not trust.
7. Truck drivers know each other by their “handle”.
FYI: (According to Wise Geek, “A CB handle is a short but memorable nickname used by a citizen's band radio enthusiast while broadcasting.” Truck drivers that travel the same roads repeatedly come to recognize their fellow truckers by their handle. It becomes an individual “identity”. )
Are you dying to know how I could possibly compare blogging to trucking?
1. Like trucking, blogging transports information on the Internet highway.
2. Bloggers line up at their favorite blog stops to read each other’s posts. (Or is that just me?)
3. Bloggers throw stuff all over the Internet highway (and sometimes wish they could get it back).
4. If my blog had a sleeping area, I would leave it running and sleep in it just to be close to my blog. (I need therapy.)
5. Bloggers are a friendly bunch, mostly.
6. Some Bloggers (and their content) are to be trusted, and some are not—to be trusted. (I may need therapy, but I am amazingly deep.)
7. And last but not least, bloggers know each other by their blog name (or handle).
After blogging for one year and one month, I can see identity in the blog names and relate blogs to their owner... kind of like a “handle”. (You don't see it?) I also see the Blogger's writing style, Good Buddy.
That's it--why I think blogging is like truck driving. This is JW, over and out.
Have a great weekend and Happy Writing.