The blogging world is a gigantic collection of ideas, information, experiences and expressions. It is not just a simple collection though; it is more like one big kaleidoscope.
What Is A Kaleidoscope?
The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a Kaleidoscope as:
- a tube that has mirrors and loose pieces of colored glass or plastic inside at one end so that you see many different patterns when you turn the tube while looking in through the other end
- a changing pattern or scene
- a mixture of many different things
So how does the blogosphere fit into this definition of a kaleidoscope?
How Is Blogging Kaleidoscopic?
- Same Fragments - Many Patterns.
In a kaleidoscope, the same fragments of colored glass form a different pattern with each turn of the tube. No two patterns formed are ever exactly alike. Blogging is similar.
Take for example, this A to Z challenge. We all have the same 26 fragments, yet each blog is creating a completely different series with those fragments. Shilpa is writing a 55-word fiction every day on human emotions. Sanch is posting a limerick a day on phobias. Rajlakshmi is covering the Yogasanas. And I’m compiling a series on blogging.
- Changing Pattern.
Patterns formed in the kaleidoscope don’t remain static. They keep on changing. So do blogs. They change. They evolve. With respect to content, as well as design.
When I started blogging here, I used to write mostly philosophical or inspirational stuff. Since then, I’ve tried my hands at photography, creative writing, posting book reviews and recipes, writing informational articles, and a variety of other things.
- Eclectic Mix.
A kaleidoscope is made up of an eclectic mix of fragments of glass or bits of colored plastic. Blogs are also composed of an assortment of different topics and writing styles. Some are more diverse than the others. I suppose, it is this variety of content that makes blogs so dynamic in nature.
I had a kaleidoscope when I was a kid. A green colored one. It had tiny plastic pieces inside – some long, some round like beads. I could sit with it for hours and watch the different patterns emerge as I moved it slowly in my hand. Now, I do the same in the blogosphere – watch the kaleidoscopic world of blogging unfold in front of my eyes.
What about you? Are you as fascinated by the kaleidoscope as I am? And are you amazed by the variety and dynamism in blogging?
This is my 11th post for 2015 AprilAtoZ.
Link to the previous post: A to Z of Blogging: J - Jargon.
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