Blogging & Stone Skimming Similarities #Mondayblogs #BloggingGals

Blogging & Stone Skimming Similarities

Have you ever stood at the water’s edge, picked up a nice flat stone and thrown it across the water in the hope that it might bounce a couple of times off the surface?

This is called stone skimming or rock-skipping.

In my head I am amazing at stone skimming but reality is quite different.

I believe there are similarities between blogging and stone skimming:

  1. Your stone is your blog post.
  2. You throw the stone out across the water. You fire out your blog post across the World Wide Web.
  3. With stone skimming some people take their time, aim and then throw their stone with such breath-taking precision. Whilst others just fling it into the air and hope for the best. Some bloggers spend hours crafting their posts and targeting them with such precision. Whilst other bloggers scribble down a few choice words, add a few random hashtags, press ‘publish’ and go make a cup of tea.
  4. You have high expectations for some stones, they look smooth, shiny and flat. Surely they will perform for you? You have high expectations for some blog posts too as they look pretty, are jam-packed full of amazing content – surely they will perform for you?
  5. You stand and watch the stone as it plummets, hits the water and sinks. You shrug your shoulders, let out a sigh and with a deflated expression start to search for other stones. You sit and watch your blog post fail making the the graph on your stats tool sink! You shrug your shoulders, let out a sigh and with a deflated expression start to think up other blog posts.
  6. It takes time to master stone skimming and it takes time to master blogging.
  7. Stone skimming can get competitive. There is always some bright spark who can make a stone skim every time. They will make it look so easy. Blogging can also get competitive. There is always some bright spark making it look easy and getting some amazing results from their posts.
  8. Just when you think all is lost with stone skimming you hurl out a stone and to your amazement, for a couple of seconds, it starts to skip along the surface. You feel a little rush of excitement.ย The same happens with blogging. You chuck out a post and to your surprise it starts to skip for you – people start liking, tweeting, posting and pinning it! ย You feel the same rush of excitement. Magic!

Throw your stones far and wide today bloggers!

Have a fabulous day!

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59 thoughts on “Blogging & Stone Skimming Similarities #Mondayblogs #BloggingGals

      1. Lol!!! Oh yeah the head… That brain… Gotta lot to answer for… Still. It’s good to have a great imagination, for us writers, anyway!!!

  1. Almost any stone can skim – but if I was to add to this I would say that a really good skimmer goes off in a direction you never expected.
    Buct occasionally a crappy one can actually bounce back lol

  2. The ones that skim, at least for me, are the ones that come from the heart. They take a lot less crafting than others. It’s always a surprise to me, but a welcome one. ๐Ÿ’–

    Great post. Lovely comparison…see how I avoided the metaphor/analogy thing ??? โ˜บ

  3. I loved skimming rocks. I also love blogging. One is more hit-and-miss then the other. Sigh.
    By the way, thanks bushels full for the shout-out at the Bloggers Bash. I couldn’t stop blushing. โค โค โค

  4. It’s funny, I was only discussing this with someone at BB last week. Not the stone skimming – that wouldn’t have made sense at all. But the fact that there are some posts I write that I feel will have a real impact (make a splash?) but they sink without a trace (you’ve got me doing it now…). Then you get others that you nearly don’t post and your views go through the roof (no, couldn’t think of a watery metaphor there – feel free to help me out). As you say, just post it and see what happens. Like that stone I threw yesterday – and it smashed a neighbour’s window.

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