Blogging Insights — Message In a Bottle

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from American operatic tenor Robert Breault.

“A blog is a message in a bottle, both in purpose and likely readership.

Well, I suppose one can draw a loose analogy between blogging and a message in a bottle. When a blogger posts something on his or her blog, the blogger never knows for sure where it’s going to end up or who is going to be reading it. Nor do they now how the reader is going to respond to their message.

Most messages in bottles are distress calls or cries for help. I don’t think the primary purposes of very many bloggers are either of those, although some might be. At the end of the day, I think Mr. Breaut’s characterization of blogs being like a message in a bottle is a stretch.

Besides, throwing a bottle into a body of water constitutes waste that can harm the environment and marine life. I can assure you that my blog has caused no environmental hazards nor harmed any marine life. That said, some might argue that the posts on my blog do constitute waste.

21 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Message In a Bottle

  1. Sadje September 12, 2022 / 9:59 am

    Well said Fandango! I don’t think that your blog posts have hurt anyone.

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  2. Marleen September 12, 2022 / 10:17 am

    I do believe all our computer-generated power usage is contributing to global warming (not only in the devices we put our hands on but in “the cloud” of data storage too). It ain’t gonna stop, though.

    I agree with your evaluation that most blogs are probably not SOS calls (while some might be). Yet, for some reason, I don’t think of messsges in bottles primarily as that. I find the comparison intriguing.

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  3. Nope, Not Pam September 12, 2022 / 1:17 pm

    I think that’s rather a strange comparison. I think it’s more like lucky dip.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. JT Twissel September 12, 2022 / 3:24 pm

    Before they went belly fat, my publisher said that blogs are like popularity contests!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. bushboy September 12, 2022 / 3:56 pm

    Like a message in a bottle, my blog just bobs along 🙂

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