I was going to coin a new word, but as you can see to the right, it already exists. So I am going to coin a new blogging use for the word: “threader“.
Threader (noun): a blog commentor who does not have their own blog — their sole blog participation is on threads.
I love threaders. Not everyone has the time or desire to run their own blog. For unlike us bloggers, threaders probably have a much healthier, productive life! 😉
I am very happy (and privileged) to have threaders who participate on Triangulations. But a challenge with threaders is that they can be difficult to get to know. And here at Triangulations, I contend that getting to know someone on a personal level is probably as important as getting to their ideas. Indeed, I wonder if you can really understand a person’s ideas if you don’t know their lives. Ideas can be separated from lives, but they never are. Idea serve people’s lives in different ways.
If I have linked you to this post, it is because I am challenging you to either:
- Put the link to your blog in your profile on Disqus, Blogger, Facebook, or Google. And if you have a blog, be sure to have a fairly detailed “About” page .
- If you don’t have a blog, set up a blog and just make it a one page blog with information about you. If you need help thinking of things to share, consider using my “Share Thyself” tables if you wish.
Some threaders love hiding behind obscurity. They enjoy throwing out cute teasing aphorisms to sound wise and yet not spell out their ideas. Please consider some degree of blogging transparency. Share yourself.
Question for readers:
- Are you a threader? What do you think of this post?
- Have you shared yourself on your blog? If so, why not?
- If you don’t have a blog and prefer to only be a threader, has this post moved you a little closer to consider at least putting up a 1 page blog: an “About” Page?