LONDON, Ontario (The Skwib) — The web is still reeling from the revelation that a blogger has been pondering things instead of musing about them.
“Yeah, I’ve spent a lot of time musing, in fact, the tagline from my blog used to be ‘muted musings from Jeff’s tasty trumpet” — clever, eh? But . . . I don’t know, it just seemed like it was time to, you know, start pondering instead,” Jeffrey Trumpeter told The Skwib in an early morning phone interview.
Trumpeter runs “Assorted Cream Fillings (pudding-like ponderings from Jeffrey’s pastry pan),” a blog devoted to his interest in cats, Boston Cream Donuts, hockey, politics and humor he describes as either “quirky” or “explosive”.
“Yeah, I’m pretty happy with the change in direction. I think I’ll keep pondering on things for a while,” Trumpeter said.
According to experts, Trumpeter is one of many bloggers who are shifting their mode of cogitation.
“We have been tracking this development with new blogging software, ThoughtCounter, and we may be reaching the tipping point away from musing,” Leslie Flapkake, PhD candidate at a “leading university”, told The Skwib.
“Musings are still the most popular form of cogitation,” Flapkake said, “but you see people pondering, reflecting, mulling, brooding and even thinking.”
Pie chart courtesy of ThoughtCounter.