Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
This week’s provocative question was actually inspired by fellow blogger Ursula at An Upturned Soul in this post in which she asked,
“These questions for “friends”… what exactly are they supposed to accomplish? Are they to get to know your “friends” better or to keep them busy while you make a run for it… to their bathroom so that you can rifle through their toothpaste and toothbrush collection?”
I responded to her question with some blather, but more relevant, she came back with this brilliant commentary:
“Blogging is a mini version of life. When you create a blog, you’re giving birth to blogging-you. Blogging-you then goes through blogging phases of development. Trying things out, learning as things are tried out. Joining groups, searching for a place in this blogging world. Getting caught up in movements, activities, trends, perhaps overdoing them or doing them until the novelty wears off. Losing interest in one thing and finding interest in another. Perhaps losing sight of why blogging-you exists, looking for a renewed sense of purpose for blogging-you and your blog. Gradually figuring out the subtler questions and their answers which are not always asked or answered openly but are always there like an undercurrent.”
So here’s this week’s provocative question (actually three questions):
“Is there a ‘blogging-you’ who is different from the real-world you? If so, how are the two ‘yous’ different? How has the ‘blogging-you’ evolved since you first started blogging?”
If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.
And most important, have fun.