mon·o·logue     /ˈmɒnəˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg/ Pronunciation KeyShow Spelled Pronunciation[monuh-lawg, -log] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation


1. a form of dramatic entertainment, comedic solo, or the like by a single speaker: a comedian’s monologue.
2. a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, esp. one dominating or monopolizing a conversation.
3. any composition, as a poem, in which a single person speaks alone.
4. a part of a drama in which a single actor speaks alone; soliloquy
I would have to say that there are some connections between the monologue, as defined, and the mono-blog that I publish here on a fairly regular basis.  Here it is January 2 of 2007 and I sit pondering the act of writing into this blue box when it is most definitely a mono-blog and NOT a discourse.  There are so many other possiblilities for writing where one might receive some sort of benefit or acknowledgment or feedback.  I am looking at writing in a forum where my words will find a context and have meaning. 

2 thoughts on “Mono-Blog

  1. Perhaps just as the blog is and evolved/ing way of journalling and identifying oneself in a modern forum, the nature of your dialogue and discourse can be conceived of differently.  Maybe you aren\’t getting the same feedback you would in a one-to-one conversation, a group meeting or a dedicated forum of users who would regularly respond.  But the "dialogue" you create here extends beyond the traditional.  I\’ve had many conversations on the phone with you that I wouldn\’t have had if I had not read something here – I\’ve been more connected to your daily and inner life since connecting with your blog.  I\’m sure in other readers you\’ve sparked dialogue about you and the things you share, just as you have in me.  Perhaps these dialogues are internal, or maybe they extend into other person-to-person conversations.
    Maybe this feels like a mono-blog to you, but I have to argue with the statement you made: this IS a discourse.  Your entry only included a definition or monologue, so I will give you the definition of discourse:
    dis·course     /n. ˈdɪskɔrs, -koʊrs, dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs; v. dɪsˈkɔrs, -ˈkoʊrs/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[n. dis-kawrs, -kohrs, dis-kawrs, -kohrs; v. dis-kawrs, -kohrs] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation noun, verb, -coursed, -cours·ing.

    communication of thought by words; talk; conversation: earnest and intelligent discourse.

    a formal discussion of a subject in speech or writing, as a dissertation, treatise, sermon, etc.

    Linguistics. any unit of connected speech or writing longer than a sentence. –verb (used without object)

    to communicate thoughts orally; talk; converse.

    to treat of a subject formally in speech or writing. –verb (used with object)

    to utter or give forth (musical sounds).
    I hope you never give up sharing yourself with others.  Not everyone is lucky enough to connect with you regularly on the red couch with a glass of shiraz, a movie and some popcorn.  I love this discourse with you and perhaps I will comment more so you can more readily experience the benefit, acknowledgement and feedback.
    Love you,

  2. Virginia Woolf wrote a book called "The Mark On The Wall" and it is mostly about a stream of consiousness. On one level, "The Mark On The Wall" is a humorous record of one mildly eccentric woman\’s thoughts as she sits by the fire on a winters day. Yet on another level, the thoughts this woman thinks and more importantly, the way she thinks them amount to a manifesto for modern literature. In Woolf\’s view, traditional narrative form cannot do justice to the tumultuous randomness of life.
    This blog seems to me, that it often does do justice to that tumultuous randomness of life.You have touched so many people with your words and your thoughts. I would have to agree with Galaxy Girl, in that I hope you never give up sharing yourself with others. I myself know the power that can come from a blog….that has come from your blog. I believe that this blog is your " Mark On The Wall"
    Big Hugs
    She Paints Blue

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