Back with a fine tuning of the "Intentions of a Blogger" visual.
This is more like a metaphoric image, now. I was thinking about the comments posted on the first visual, when I saw my old Space Projector in a corner of a room. As bloggers, our intentions are not rigid... They may be, but they can also be dynamic, like commented by Ann Handley (Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs) :
"Just as a blogger can jump from one circle to another, the spheres themselves can also overlap to create new and subtle twists to the meaning. In my mind, for example, "Networking" and "Knowledge" are closely linked."
On the image made by a Space Projector, there are single bubbles but also mixed bubbles. And movements are possible. Fourth dimension (time) is a vector of the movements and changes in space. Just like it is in blog life.
Same proposition for the motivations of bloggers, they can launch a blog in the "Knowledge sphere", after a while jump into the "Popularity sphere" then peirce into the "Business sphere" at the same time. I'd say, as it works with stats, the resultant motivation should be like an average.
Too complicated you'll say. Right! Sometimes intuition helps a lot more to "feel" intentions of bloggers when you read their posts. That sort of instinct will lead you to believe in the content provided there... or not. This is also important when related to the Web 2.0 phenomenon. Ok well, this will be the subject of another post.
The nice thing about this second illustration is that it could maybe also cover David Armano's comment (and I think he is right!) :
"...However, I'm not sure blogging is in the middle. It's almost invisible throughout. More like the vehicle that gets us to that fulfillment of whatever it is that drives us. Maybe that it what is in the core. Satisfaction. (Though are we ever really satisfied?)"
So, what if in this metaphor, "blogging" was the "Space Projector" ?
Blogging would be like an ideas beamer.