“A blog is a message in a bottle, both in purpose and likely readership.” Robert Breault
I must confess that this analogy is a bit above my head. It needlessly makes blogging seem like a flash in a pan kind of thing.
The only similarity between a message in a bottle and a blog might be the length of it. though you can have a blog post of more than a couple of thousand words.
A message in a bottle ( though I’ve only come across one only in stories) is a rare thing. Where a blog is mostly a consistent thing. A blogger writes with regularity on their blog, and the reader relies on this predictability.
As for the purpose of a blog, I think that the only way it can compare to a message in a bottle would be that we don’t know who will read our post, just like that message. Though with time we start to know our readership, there still are new people every day who can and do come across our blog and read our posts.
In conclusion, I’d say that a blog post is more like an article printed in a newspaper, which many would come across and read. The advantage of a blog is that they can give you instant feedback and we can have a conversation with them which, is an option no other media provides.
Written for;Blogging Insights NF # 53, hosted by Tanya