It’s a mix of spices, each concoction different from the other. Kinda like this blog, because I start this one out with no idea where I will end up.
A blog, like soup, is a place for leftovers. It’s not a personal thing like a diary entry—it’s written for an audience, and thus subject to censorship. With soup, you consider who will be eating it. You alone, in which case you can add ingredients that only you love, like anchovies.
However if you have guests who will eat the soup, you must consider their tastes. You might have a vegan coming over, so no cream. Joining your group could be an intractable carnivore. Do you provide a bowl of marinated, grilled sirloin for them to add?
There is the sensitive tongue—avoid the sriracha. None of them like anchovies. Or cilantro.
Posting on FaceBook, for me, anyway, is a bit like the dinner I throw above. I censor a lot, as my friends occupy the entire political spectrum.
I can exercise more freedom in my blog. I can add the anchovies.
Like soup, today’s blog is just the primier cour. I’ll serve the main course next week.
Call this flash blogging.