National Blog Posting Month – February 2014 – Perspective
Prompt – You meet an alien and need to explain to it blogging. Explain what blogging is (and what blogging means to you) without ever using the word “blog.”
I decided to approach this post by using only the 1000 most common words in the English language, as illustrated by the Up-Goer Five, on XKCD. Theo Sanderson put together a text editor that will complain if you use any words besides these one thousand (or more properly ten hundred) most common words.
So… What is blogging?
A ‘blog’ is a fast and easy way to tell and share short stories, news, and important things (like pictures of cats) using a computer. Anyone who has a computer can find and read the stories.
I write things about my job, and also stories about things that didn’t happen in real life. Some days, I only have pictures to look at. Other days, it’s as if I have written a whole book.
I write these things so that other people can read them and learn about what I do and what my life is like. I also write because it makes me happy, and I like to think that what I write will make other people happy, too.
I like to use my computer to read the ‘blogs’ that other people have written so that I can learn about them and what they do. I also like the stories that other people write.