Friday, April 29, 2005

Blog Fodder

Once again our van rides have given birth to what we thought was a new phrase.

blog fodder

Unfortunately, I have found that we did not originate this particular one nor the general meaning.

Here is the definition I found out on the "ether" -

BlogFodder is a daily email for weblog authors. It's usually a single line of text that could ignite a post on your own weblog.

However, this is not exactly how we use the phrase. In our daily interactions there are literally dozens of statements, events, goofs and ignaseconds that generate an idea that just must be "blogged".

By the way, since I am laying out definition, let's define ignasecond. An ignasecond is the moment in time when you realize you have locked your keys in the car.

Examples of blog fodder that recently presented themselves are:

Talking about my grandfather who had only used horses on the farm, yelling "whoa, damn you, whoa" during one of his first encounters with attempting to stop his new tractor.


The moments in Final Fantasy - The Crystal Chronicles when my partner says "I have a map" {when everyone has a map} or my son says "let's go shopping".


Butterflys in space; headless cock roaches; space-time; galactic particle accelerators to name a few.

Simply the fact that the term blog foddder is now in our family vocabulary is amazing to me. 50% of our family actively blog and 75% have blogs. Okay that's only 2 out of 4 and 3 out of 4, but still, it is significant.

1 comment:

Rich said...

Just a note, blog fodder in our normal (and I use that word very loosely) conversation has become synonymous with anything that feels a bit out of kilter. For example if while talking about taking a vacation, we mention my partner's previous actions on bringing back the video details of her morning stroll along the beach and her many references to the other side of the rock. This then brings up and expands to other unique videos we have seen and then onto silly bumper stickers... okay, by now the words "ah, more blog fodder" have been injected into the conversation at least once.

There you go.