Blogs are like lumps of damp malleable clay. We bloggers bend and shape our blogs into little idea carrying vessels, then we display our wares out on the Internet. The Internet is more like a giant car boot sale where people can wander about aimlessly picking up shiny, eye catching objects here and there. This blog is a simple thumb pot (with pictures on its sides), there are cleverer, more highly glazed pots (some could even be termed fine bone china vases) to see out there.
I like to get one idea into my blog and then put it out to be read by the web wanderers. These unfocused ramblers flitting here and there, according to their passing whims, have extraordinary influence. Their gathered searches, funneled by search engines, become geo-systems moulding the shape of the World Wide Web itself. (A chicken or the egg situation, which came first, the searchers or services?) Google Images for instance funnel hordes of dragon-seekers to this blog. Never mind my stunning pearls of insight, my thought provoking reveries into Social Presence Theory or the nature of virtual worlds, my blog visitors are hungry for dragons.
Out of respect for these mythological beast hunters I am posting some more dragon images. Now, I wonder who influences who here? I myself am a lump of squidgy clay, never mind my thumb pot blog. I am feeding dragons to my readers, and I have some gorgeous dragons too, more avatars created by Flea Bussy of Grendel’s Children in Second Life™
Now I am starting to wonder if this blog should be re-named ‘Thunder-breath’? I will have to think about that, but then, ‘thumb-pot’ has a certain something.
To see more of Flea Bussy’s avatars visit Grendel’s Children in Second Life™.
Cyberloom’s most popular post of all time: ‘My Dragon Avatar!’ featuring the metal dragon avatar created by Malathar Xavier.