Yesterday, I took my son to the zoo. Of course that accounts for the missed day in posting. It was an entire day event. We had tons of fun. Anyone will tell you that a 2 year old just loves animals. Even today, he’s still talking about his day. Of course, I also kept all of you in mind while I was out there and gathered together some materials for today’s post. This just goes to show that you can use almost anything as material for a blog post!
Today, we’ll talk about animals. For time immemorial, we have looked to animals to guide us. In many cultures they serve as totems or symbols of human traits. They can symbolize strength, fortune, wisdom, and a multitude of traits. In eastern cultures, animals are represented in the zodiac. A different animal for each year. The American Indians have animal guides. In Europe, animals are found throughout their mythology.
As bloggers, we all have different character traits. We have different styles. Some of us are masters of social media, while others are clever and witty in their content. Still others use search engine marketing to their advantage. There is no wrong style of blogging. It’s all about letting your own personality shine through. So, what is your blogging personality?
This is the pop quiz portion of the post. Let’s have some fun with this topic. If you are still finding your style, or if you already have a style, which animal are you most like as a blogger?
What Kind of Blogger Animal are You?
Are you a Panda Bear?
A panda bear is a gentle bamboo eating giant. They are the most diversely marked of any bear. Panda bears are typically shy animals, but at the same time active and curious about their surroundings.
In Chinese lore, the Giant Panda has importance in much of Chinese philosophy. The black and white markings are a symbol for the opposing forces of the Yin and the Yang. The gentle nature of the Giant panda serves as a demonstration of the harmony and peace that is exhibited when the Yin and the Yang are perfectly balanced.
Due to the gentle nature of the Giant Panda, the Panda Bear serves as a symbol of peace.
The Panda Blogger
The Panda blogger stands tall through the quality of his content, attracting readers by originality and deep thought. He is a gentle writer, tending to stay on deep philosophical content as opposed to starting controversy for the sake of attention. The Panda blogger tends to seek a balance between SEO and quality of content. Though solitary by nature, the Panda blogger is a friend to all.
Are You a Flamingo?
The Flamingo is a bold and vibrant bird shouting to be noticed. The most striking characteristic of the flamingo is it’s bright pink coloration. Flamingos are graceful yet bold animals. Flamingo’s have been in the world for over 47 million years, longer than human beings. Currently flamingo’s are extinct in the wild and can only be found in zoos or bird sanctuaries.
Flamingos travel in groups, hundreds at a time. Often you will see flamingos in collective synchronized displays, twisting their necks and standing on one leg. Flamingos are very clearly a social bird.
The Flamingo Blogger
The Flamingo Blogger screams out for attention. The content on a flamingo blogger’s blog is exciting, replete with catchy titles and eye catching images. Social buttons abound as the Flamingo Blogger thrives on being a part of a group. One will often see the flamingo blogger active on their social media accounts. Facebook and twitter are the tools of the flamingo blogger. They will give personal updates more frequently. The flamingo blogger is personable and outgoing.
Are You an Elephant?
The elephant is stoic and calm. Wise in its ways. The elephant is known for it’s intelligence. At the same time, it is a symbol of strength. Due to their great size and formidable strength, all predators tend to give these giants a wide berth. In the wild, the Elephant has no natural enemies. The elephant exudes calm intelligence in it’s deliberate movements. In many cultures around the world, the elephant is a symbol of nobility.
The Elephant Blogger
The elephant blogger is the intelligent blogger. They are the movers and shakers in the blogger world, committed to building strong content. They are also active in the social media, but always with a purpose. You won’t find an elephant blogger making small talk on twitter. They move with a purpose. The elephant blogger is also know for their confidence in their abilities as well as their honesty and trustworthiness. They are the affiliate marketer that ensures that you are completely satisfied with their products. You can always trust to find strong pillar articles on their blogs. The elephant blogger represents stability in the blogosphere.
Are You a Giraffe?
Giraffes are the tallest land animals in the world, standing between 14-18 feet hight. Giraffes are a living representation of Darwin’s principles in action. Their long neck evolving in order to reach the treetops for food. In addition to their size, the giraffe is also known for their great strength and speed. They are able to run up to 30 mph in short burst and deliver potent kicks to ward off predators.
The Giraffe Blogger
The name of the game for the Giraffe Blogger is adaptability. The Giraffe Blogger knows how to survive and adapt his blog and methods to the changing times. The Giraffe Blogger knows how to draw attention and stand out in a crowd. In the social media sphere, the Giraffe Blogger utilizes crowd sourcing to his advantage. One can often find the Giraffe Blogger asking an insightful question and drawing inspiration from social media sources.
Are You a Gorilla?
The Gorillas are considered highly intelligent in the animal kingdom. Highly social, we can observe various forms of communication among Gorillas. Gorillas not only communicate using sign language, but also can vocalize in their social interactions. Gorillas survive in the wild in a social structure known as a Troop, led by a male known as the silverback.
The Gorilla Blogger
The Gorilla blogger is the outgoing blogger. They are the social blogger, typically enthusiastic and disarming. The Gorilla blogger is more comfortable navigating the social media platforms than most other animals. While intelligent, they tend to put the majority of their efforts into social media. You won’t find the 2000 word articles on their blog. While they will have top quality content on their blog, they tend to focus most of their efforts in social media. While the Gorilla Blogger may have shorter posts, they will have more frequent content as well as a large variety of content. Don’t be surprised to find the Gorilla Blogger with a small podcasting network as well as a vibrant community on facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, etc…
Are you a Warthog?
The Warthog is a member of the pig family. The Warthog is adapted to grazing the savanna. They are marked by their tusks, which they will use for digging as well as combat and defense against predators. Warthogs are not territorial, tending to wander a large home range. Warthogs are wanderers and explorers.
The Warthog Blogger
The Warthog Blogger is a clever and discerning individual. They are good at spotting the insightful angles to a story. They will dig up the inferences and subtleties of the news around the web. The Warthog Blogger is often the first to dig up the latest news and stories. They are often found wandering to other blogs as well and leaving their insightful comments. The Warthog blogger wanders the blogosphere leaving their mark wherever they go.
Are You a Lion?
Often known as the king of the jungle. The Lion is a noble animal. The Lion is a powerful animal, typically symbolizing a noble a courageous nature. Many cultures are filled with references to the strong and noble nature of the lion. The asian lion is often found as imperial guards for protection. While the nickname of lion was given to the bravest warriors in European history, such as Richard the Lionheart.
The Lion Blogger
The Lion Blogger is energetic and strong. They are the known for their honesty amongst other bloggers as well as an authority figure in their niche. The Lion Blogger will often serve as a mentor in their field. You will find the Lion Blogger amongst published books and respected blogs throughout the blogosphere. The Lion Blogger gives authoritative content on their blogs. One can often turn to the Lion Blogger for advice on how to succeed in their niche.
What kind of Blogger Are You?
So, what kind of blogger are you? Are you one of the animals up above or are you some other animal that I haven’t listed. Of course, I didn’t see every animal at the zoo, so there are a lot of species up for grabs.
As you can see, I had a fun and productive day at the zoo with my son. I got some great pictures of some of the zoo animals and really had a blast putting together this post. It just goes to show that with a little imagination, almost anything can be used to create a post for your blog.
I had more animal pictures to share with you, but as this post was getting fairly long, I will save those for a follow up. There are a few other animal bloggers out there for the future. For now, do any of these animals describe you?
Do You have a Little Animal Blogger in You?
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