Dr. Tanya is on #21 of her Blogging Insights prompts.
Dr. Tanya says,
“A funny bone is the V-shaped bone between the neck and breast of a cooked bird that traditionally is removed from the bird and pulled apart by two people, allowing the one who gets the longer piece to make a secret wish. By stretching this concept of making a wish, the wishbone can also be taken as a sense of optimism. In blogging (as in life) a small amount of optimism goes a long way. Keeping a positive and hopeful outlook adds a lot to the experience of both blogger and reader.
The backbone is simpler. We also know it as the spinal column which is responsible for your being able to stand or sit up. The backbone symbolizes strength, fortitude and integrity. These are all essential qualities in life as well as in blogging. They give you credibility in the blogosphere as well as in the world in general.
The funny bone, surprisingly, isn’t even a real bone. It is the area near the elbow where the ulnar nerve is close to the surface of the skin: when it is struck, a sharp tingling sensation is experienced along the forearm and hand. The funny bone is also taken as a figurative term for a sense of humor. A sense of humor is extremely valuable to a blogger / writer. It makes content much more readable and enjoyable. It is an extremely valuable quality that makes life easier for those who possess it.
Do you agree with my interpretation of this quote?
I would love to know what you think.”
First, I do believe that blogging gives me a sense of optimism. I enjoy reading about other people, what brings them happiness, and what frustrates them. We are all in this world together. Empathy comes from understanding what others are going through. Most people I read have a great sense of who they are. It doesn’t matter where we come from, we all root for each other’s happiness and success.
Blogging is a safe place to state your feelings and opinions. I may disagree with someone else, but if they are not hurting themselves or others, I stand by their right to their opinion. I do need to always remember to state if something I write is a piece of fiction.
A sense of humor is extremely important in blogging. That’s why Fibbing Friday is one of my favorite prompts. They are usually a very funny. When I read funny things on other’s blogs, I enjoy laughing at their creative humor.
So all in all, I agree with your interpretation.