When I look at those words I see in my mind a definite image of what writing is. I imagine a paper with cursive handwriting on it. Or a book of journal entries. But what does my mind conjure when I say or write the word “blog”? For me, I see a log, a cut piece of wood. Not at all what it means (unless you make the mental leap from wood to paper…)
No, the meaning of words and when and where a word came from are extremely important to a writer. As are the mental pictures they evoke. And blog doesn’t do it for me. But, alas, I am in the twenty-first century, and adapt I must. So, dear readers, here is my first attempt at a “blog” entry. It can only go up from here.