I chose dolphins as my logo. Believing on Wikipedia, I selected a few reasons to explain why:
1. Dolphins are one of Earth’s most intelligent (and cutest) animals, so it is my preferred animal. Their ancestors have been around roughly 55 million years ago.
They had time to build a reputation! They are good company and role model to a newbie blogger.
2. The Ancient Greeks considered that spotting dolphins riding in a ship’s wake was a good omen.
Is there a better way to welcome you on this blog? Sharing Good luck!
3. Dolphins are highly social animals and show strong social bonds. They live in diverse and crowded pods, interchange easily, and will stay with injured or ill individuals, even helping them to breathe by bringing them to the surface if needed.
Human blogging is a social activity and remaining in the blogosphere requires flexibility, cooperation and openness.
4. Most dolphins have acute eyesight, and they can hear frequencies ten times or more above the upper limit of adult human hearing. The dolphin’s sense of touch is also well-developed. They do have a sense of taste and show preferences for certain kinds of fish.
A blogger’s touch, sight, listening and taste senses to write well should slightly imitate the dolphin’s sense, if one, like me, intends to venture in the ocean of life’s observations.
5. Generally, dolphins sleep with only one brain hemisphere in slow-wave sleep at a time, thus maintaining enough consciousness to breathe and to watch for possible predators and other threats. In captivity, dolphins seemingly enter a fully asleep state where both eyes are closed and there is no response to mild external stimuli.
Bloggers of the Blogging 101 course have had to develop a new sleeping pattern and style, while trying to keep up with daily tasks and other parts of our lives. I am convinced that if we reach day 30 of this course in one piece, we are true dolphins. Writing when inspiration arrives makes us sleep only with one brain hemisphere, as the other one is busy thinking…