I’ve often heard and said, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” however, I don’t think it is always true.
For a little bit of clarification:
- a female goose is called a “goose” or a “hen”
- a male is called a “gander”
- a group of geese is called a “gaggle of geese” or a “flock of geese”
Do I believe that what is good for a woman is good for a man and vice versa?
My quick retort, “No way!”
We could also apply this same principle to friendship. Is what’s good for one friend, good for the other friend?
Ev-v-v-veryone is different. Each person has their own set of strengths and weaknesses. Just look around. People do not look like each other and they have unique characteristics physically as well as mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Ever since I was sixteen, I’ve had a male friend (Roland) who has always just been a friend. I know that most people believe that men and women can not just be friends, but take it from me, our friendship has always been purely just friendship. We have lived in separate states for twenty nine of the thirty one years we have know each other and it didn’t hamper our friendship. As time has passed, I’ve grown to love him like a brother.
Does that mean when Alyssa got a new pair of shoes, I jumped on the phone and called Roland to tell him about about them?
Ummm…no. He just wouldn’t have been able to muster any excitement over a pair of shoes. However, if I purchased a John Deere tractor, it would be a totally different story.
This is very random, but every time I hear the words “John Deere,” I think of the song by Joe Diffie called “John Deere Green.”
- In John Deere Green
On a hot summer night
He wrote Billie Bob loves Charlene
In letters three foot high
And the whole town said that
he should have used red
But it looked good to Charlene
In John Deere green.”
I think it must be my country roots taking over again.
Anyway, you get the point. What is good for the goose is not always good for the gander. The same is true with a blog and the people who write them. Everything that works for one person won’t work for the next creative writer.
Blogs have a vast array of elements, designs, subject matter and writing styles. The first step in writing a blog is deciding on the goal or mission statement of your blog and how you want it all to come together in the design.
This week I want you to remember that it is perfectly fine to have your blog reflect you and not someone else. Diversity keeps the internet interesting! Choose the background and icons that fit your personality and the purpose of your blog. I always feel “at home” when I pull my blog up on the monitor and that encourages me to relax and write.
As always, attached is the weekly Linky to enter either the main URL to your site or add each post you publish throughout the week.
Until next week’s wooing post, enjoy your blog, goose, gander or goslings!