Steal this recipe for a better world. And other social media DOHs.
by Stan Faryna
Limahl, The Neverending Story
This was my intention. Now it’s my prayer. For you to steal my prized, secret recipe for a better world.
Because if you steal this secret recipe, you will make it yours. Add something else to make it epicly [sic] yours.
I thought the recipe simple enough to be stolen, borrowed, or imitated. However, failing to punctuate each ingredient with cuckoos! may have been decisively poor judgment on my part.
Hereby, I present you with the original recipe of blog soup and the non-exclusive use of the blog soup name.
1. Blog post title and link in bold
2. A link to the author’s twitter or Facebook account
3. Pithy description of the blog post
4. Comment of substantial feeling, honesty, and reflection
5. A dash of this, that element of style: allegory, allusion, alliteration, onomatopoeia, or whatever works
6. A link to subscribe to that blog
7. Three additional blog post titles and links by the same author.
The merit and purpose of blog soup is ingenuous:
Blog soup is a moveable feast – serving and celebrating the voices of our humanity, curiosity, and hope. Also our fears, tears, and joys. And, yes, our triumphs and self-defeat.
Eat and make soup.
For we defy the tyranny of the social media beast – it ever plots to make more efficient commodities. Of you and me!
Soup will fuel, extend, and multiply the underground intertubes. It connects people, us, our creative dignity, and our individual aspirations to live more deeply the hope, truth and experience of the human family.
Hope is ambitious. So should you be! Because together we can build a wonder that shall never fade. But only together…
I stop making blog soup, that you (and you) may seize upon the rewards of love, unabashedly.
word count: 300
The title of this essay was inspired by a verse from the Book of Revelations: “Behold, I am coming like a thief.” Revelations 16:15
I have not received (nor do I anticipate) any kind of compensation for quoting the New American Standard Bible.
20 February 2012
Selected Past Blog Soup: Posthumorously [sic]
Featuring: @danperezfilms @jasonyormark @thesneeze @CraigMcBreen @TMFproject
Featuring: @DebbieLaskeyMBA @jccarcamo @blogging4jobs @DannyBrown @Mark_Harai
Featuring: @janetcallaway @luckyoliver70 @artofmanliness @laugia @Sagoyismdotcom
Selected Past Blog Soup: Wednesday’s Women
Featuring: @angelamaiers @ardath421 @LisaPetrilli @tobeydeys @DabneyPorte
Featuring: @wordsdonewrite @bonnie67 @girlygrizzly @atugend @careyfuller
Featuring: @brenebrown @carpathia16 @Nisha360 @Sandra305 @SusanMazza
Selected Past Blog Soup: Mixed Epiphanies
Featuring: @TheJackB @Sandra305 @bettnet @eugenefarber @brennermichael
Featuring: @StartYourNovel @dorman264 @girlygrizzly @yogizilla @EugeneFarber
Featuring: @Biebert @tedcoine @iannarino @laurindashaver et al.
If you think that this blog post sucks, let me know in your comment and don’t forget to include a link to YOUR favorite blog post.
If you think this blog post rocks, tell me why it rocks in the comment. “Awesome,””Great post,” etc. works for me. Don’t forget to include a link to YOUR most recent blog post.
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