The Idea Dude

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Friday, October 03, 2008

Words are powerful

Someone said on the radio this morning that words are powerful. I thought of our blogs as being intellectual meals. We have recipes in our heads and everyone cooks differently.

  • Some blogs are great appetizers but have little substance leaving you hungry and wanting more.
  • Others are bloated, heavy meals making you churn through long-winded posts that go on forever.
  • Often blog posts stop abruptly with little or no conclusion as if dessert was forgotton.
  • Some are just plain fast food, copied from others simply to put food on the table.
  • Then there is the gourmet blogs that give you just enough, making you crave for more. Everything is balanced, everything has a place. Presentation, taste and originality are equally great.

    Taking a page from the Iron Chef, perhaps that is the way to judge our blogs.
  • Presentation. Well-thought out, well-said.
  • Taste. Great ideas and flavours, invoking just the right emotions.
  • Originality. Providing something you won't find anywhere else. The biggest sin of bad restaurants any great chef will tell you. Forgoing fresh ingredients.

    How do you sharpen your knives? but drawing inspiration from our fellow bloggers.

    BTW: if blog is a meal and the blogosphere is a feast, what is Twitter? the ultimate snack food?

    Hmmm, food for thought, isn't it?
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