Fandango’s Provocative Question #5

FPQEach 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.

21 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #5

  1. pensitivity101 December 12, 2018 / 3:51 am

    My blog is about me and my life. I throw in poetry, humour, recipes, the dog and answer questions etc, but my blog hopefully reflects who I am, warts and all.

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  2. The Haunted Wordsmith December 12, 2018 / 4:15 am

    No difference with me. I am a very open, private person. I will answer any question truthfully, though reserve the right to never speak to you again (yes, that has happened a few times). What you see is what you get. I couldn’t handle having different personas…it’s hard enough having the one I have. The only good thing about the computer is that we cannot see the other person and make assumptions by their body language.

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    • Fandango December 12, 2018 / 9:34 am

      “I am a very open, private person.” Hmm. That seems to be a contradiction. Can someone be both an open person and a private person?

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      • The Haunted Wordsmith December 12, 2018 / 9:37 am

        Sure can…I’ll answer any question (open) but may never speak to that person again and no one better come knocking on my door (private). I really dislike having people in my home (son not included). Believe me, I have had some VERY weird and inappropriate questions.

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        • Fandango December 12, 2018 / 9:48 pm

          I think, if I recall correctly, I’m ISTP, so what do I know?

          Liked by 1 person

  3. Suze December 12, 2018 / 6:04 am

    This made me really think…and I conclude….I am first and foremost me. the genuine article. My name really is Suzan, most misspell to Susan. I have gone by the shortened version Suz (Suze) since I was six or seven…it’s just me. I kind of wish I had a blogging-me…someone I could say “that lady is funny or erudite or thought provoking.” Instead it is just me blathering.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango December 12, 2018 / 10:33 am

      I think you’re funny, erudite, and thought provoking. But I think that about myself, too, so there you go! 😏


  4. anupturnedsoul December 12, 2018 / 8:48 am

    Haha! or do I mean aha!

    Thank you, Fandango 🙂 sweet!

    Btw I find your blather to be interesting and rather inspiring. Much food for thought has been found therein.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Carol Carlisle December 12, 2018 / 11:10 am

    I become more myself when I blog. I learn what I like by what I choose to post. I keep learning that I love photographing people but but am shy about doing it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 12, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Those birds certainly have you hooked!


  6. Meowscha February 10, 2021 / 2:45 pm

    I believe that the blogging me is more thoughtful and enlightened. I like her a lot.


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