Wednesday, August 18, 2010

IF (NB: not to be confused with Rudyard Kipling's poem)

If:

a. You’re unwilling to hang yourself (or your family or friends) out to dry by writing bare-all emotional posts

b. You can’t think of any insightful/clever/informative things to say about the news of the day

c. You’re not campaigning for yourself in some online contest or other

d. You’re not announcing/holding some online contest or other

e. You’re not talented enough to con anybody into thinking that your life is finteresting enough to read about (or *sigh* yourself into believing that your life is interesting enough to write about)...

...what DO you write about?

Not much, that’s what. (This should explain why there haven’t been many posts on this blog of late.)

Should anybody know of any do-able tags or memes going around, do me a favour and let me know. There’s always the slight chance that I might not already have done it in some earlier desperate attempt to keep the blogging spirit from evaporating entirely...

9 comments:

rads said...

hey Shyam , did you do that handwriting tag I started off ages ago? :-D

oh, how about emptying the contents of your handbag and posting its contents :P

Shyam said...

Rads: I did it ages ago! :) When I'm bored enough, I'll get around to finding out when I did it, and post the link! :)

Contents of my handbag - good suggestion for a future post! :P

meerkat said...

not sure about writing inspiration, but i visited 'batemans' , the kipling residence just yesterday and a very nice place it is too.

are you having writer's block? why not make it up (i.e. non fiction)
meera

CW said...

Shyam, you have to do the 'I constantly break the gender stereotypes' tag. Would love to see your list!

inbavalli said...

Now, if I wrote about the contents of my handbag it would span about 3 decades and run into 5-6 episodes. Do let's make a tag of it - that is, you guys write and I'll read :)

Anu said...

We had to do this exercise - pick three words at random - by flipping trough a book - first word on page 13, sixth word on page 29 and tenth word on page 53.

Then write a short article, story or poem using those words...

Shyam said...

Meerkat: Gosh, I'd love to visit there too! Is it in London?

CW: yay! That's a tag I havent done! :)

Inba: If I do mine, will you do yours - in as many episodes as it takes? :)

Anu: That's a great idea! I'll try that - fingers crossed that the words are combinable in one post! :)

inbavalli said...

I will, I will, I will. Promise.

mim said...

how about people/characteristics you'd like to wallop with a broomstick

versus people you'd like to poke with a broomstick