Sunday, February 20, 2011

Crusade Challenge of the Day


     If one blogs on a regular basis, can it be said that he/she is bloviating, or would it be blogviating? I wondered about this as I read through tons of very verbose blogs. The writers rabbit on and on, assuming we read and interpret their intended messages from their choice of words.
      The world is waiting with bated breath to hear our next word(s) on everything from music and books to panties and senior citizens. And of course, my favorite topic,  “Looking Younger Every Day.”
     What are your deepest thoughts? Perhaps you’ve blogged how to prepare your best fancy feast of young duck. Your mouth-watering ingredients has whipped the scientific readers into a fuliguline frenzy.
     “Foul!” they cry, anticipating the slaughter of many sea fowl long before their time. An environmental disaster, second in comparison only to B.P. Oil.
     As a blogger and speaker, my most important character trait from my writing toolbox is the use of humor, ah, yes, and a bit of sarcasm. The sharpened blade of rapier wit, with perfect timing during just the right moment. Delectable. Unforgettable. Delivered with exquisite precision.
     I read a variety of blogs but certain ones touch my heart first. Baby Boomers are my favorites, because they say whatever they darn well please. You can’t shame a Baby Boomer.
     Animals are another favorite and I particularly like any trivia having to do with underwear. (My sons would qualify this as my most annoying habit, but I think my most annoying habit is that I bite my nails.) How can compulsive underwear giggling compete with my nubby nails and chewed cuticles?

The secret to successful blogging? Write as if your life depends on it. Write, not to become published, but to polish your craft. Write because you have to. Just write.
As you have read through my post, see if you can find one thing I revealed about me that is not exactly true, in fact, it’s a bold-faced lie. Can you guess where it is?

23 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful post. Well said.
The lie - biting your fingernails?

Danette said...

Hi Crusader! I think the compulsive under giggling might be a lie... but it's hard to say. And I agree about the writing thing! I don't write on my writing- I write to write.

Jeff said...

I know the lie! I won't say it though. Family members shouldn't get to take the credit. :-)

kangaroobee said...

Hi there, I am guessing trivia to do with underwear. I'll wait and see. Love it!

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

Partly just to say something different, I'm going to guess that the lie is about looking younger every day, since your "about me" mentions that you've embraced your stage of life. Can't wait to find out :)

Joanne said...

Jeanne, I love the line "write because you have to." it says it all.

I think your lying about your favorite topic being looking younger every day. Joanne

Raquel Byrnes said...

Very creative with the mandatory words. =)


Just popped on over to introduce myself as a fellow crusader and new follower. I'm off to try challenge # 1 now!

projectfraeya said...

Hello to a fellow Crusader :)
You don't bite your nails?

Michael Offutt said...

I appreciate the use of alliteration.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for noticing, Mike. I love to try to slide it in there when I can.

Margo Kelly said...

Fellow crusader and new follower. Nice to meet you.

Kari Marie said...

I love this challenge, but I have no idea what your little white lie is. I don't think you bite your nails...

Alison Stevens said...

I'm going to guess that underwear trivia isn't really your thing. But how fun if it is!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

I would say that the lie is biting your fingernails because you come across as the type of person who likes underwear!

Just thought I would stop by your blog after you visited me yesterday. I love it and am about to become your latest follower!

Bodacious Boomer said...

Were you talkin about me kiddo?

John said...

LOL! Blogviate! Great word there. I'm guessing you don't chew your nails.

I noticed the women's humor in your description. You might like these gals. They're friends of mine. http://woofersclub.blogspot.com/
BTW, WOOF=Women Only Over Fifty

I'm following you now. See you aroudn the crusade.

Rachael Harrie said...

Ooh, great Challenge entry! Um, would have to say the underwear fascination - that would be most intriguing, LOL!!!

Hope you're loving the Crusade so far :)

Hugs,

Rach

tangynt said...

I'm going to say... biting your nails. Because the underwear thing is too outrageously funny not to be true.

LadyJai said...

Hello fellow crusader! I am a tad bit late, so I just thought I would just say Hi! :D

Regina said...

New follower, fellow crusader. I am guessing that you don't bite your nails. :)

Madeleine said...

Great post, I'm guessing the lie is something to do with 'Looking Younger Every Day' :O)

J.L. Campbell said...

Maybe you aren't obsessed with looking younger everyday?

Lisa Potts said...

I would have to guess that you don't like duck or have never eaten it. Great post!