I recently began a networking project with three other professional writers. And let me tell you, these ladies have a LOT of great advice to offer.
Therefore, I’ve invited each one to write a guest post for “Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer.” Throughout the next few weeks, I’ll introduce each one to you. I encourage you to visit their sites, maybe even follow their blogs.
Today, please welcome Texas writer, V.V. Denman–who first caught my attention with a hilarious post about book-throwing to get the attention of literary agents. I recommend visiting her site, as she has a lot more great content to share:
I don’t care for the word blog.
Personal preference, but it just sounds weird. And it’s not even appropriately descriptive.
It makes me think of blob, flog, blood, bog and flop.
All of those words conjure negative thoughts in my otherwise happy little head.
Blog rhymes with dog, frog, hog, sog and clog, all of which can be undesirable.
Can’t we call this thing we do something that makes us sound better, not worse?
If I tell someone, “I’m a blogger.” It sounds like I’m a logger/booger mix.
In case you can’t get that visual image out of your head, I’ll give you this photograph of loggers, but spare you the one of the booger.
What’s a nice normal noun we could use to describe ourselves?
The term writer would work, but that’s somewhat overused.
I checked the online thesaurus, but apparently it’s not comfortable with blogger either. The word isn’t listed. So we’re on our own.
How about internet information recorders? Or daily keyboard scribblers? Or online diary makers? Or just public ramblers?
What about you?
What would you like to be called?
V.V. Denman is a Christian writer from North Texas. When she’s not feverishly typing at her keyboard, she’s rolling her eyes at her husband’s corny jokes or laughing with her five children. Her two dreams in life are to raise said children to be responsible adults, then maybe, just maybe get a bit of her writing published. Visit her at vvdenman.com. ________________________________________________________________
Photo Credits: Jabba the Hut – Sideshow Collectibles / Bloody finger – Wikimedia Crystl via Flickr / Flogger – Wikimedia Henna / Soggy Field – Wikimedia Alan Murray-Rust / Frog – Wikimedia renwest via Flicker / Drain Out – Buy.com