Saturday, September 08, 2007
Close encounters with frustrations
A comment I received at Poomanam
Quote "I dream of the day when I will give my blog URL to the person who says "Tell me something about yourself " Unquote
So that, the person will understand:
1.Your views on life are pretty shallow
2.You are arrogant to the core
3.You are a noisy, messy, talk-more-listen-less person
4.You are a religious fundamentalist, under your 'cool' secularist skin
5.You fall flat for flattery
6.You never can take any kind of criticism
7.You look down on most of the people, especially your bosses
8.You are almost insanely self-centric
9.You never have read/understood/appreciated any half-decent literature
10.You drink and drive
11.You do fool people with sweet talk
12.You make silly grammatical and punctuation mistakes that are intolerable in marketing communication.
13.You like showing off your vocabulary, which, again, is intolerable in marketing communication.
14.You will write high school essays for marketing communication purposes
15.You think that you are Erma Bombeck (Bombeck sucks, by the way)
A half-funny line you managed to write in the last six months is,
Ammachi: *whew* you scared me Annamme!! It just means you are standing on his slippers!!
Keep writing. You are, of course, better than many, though nowhere near good. Get over with your infatuation with mediocrity, if you care. (Ever wondered why the fans of your blog are such pathetic writers themselves?)
This was a comment I received after the "Say it right" post.This is just a sample of the type of frustrations people throw at my blog. Of course I rejected it without a thought. And I also know who wrote it, but that is besides the point. What I have learnt in my two years of blogging is that there are too many people getting into blogging for fame and fortune. And when they don't get it, they take out their frustrations with comments like this. Blogging is the freedom of having your say no matter how crappy your language is or how bad your English is! Thankfully most bloggers I know, enjoy the informal creative outlet of blogs and are the richer from the experience.
Today I found another instance of someone copying my posts. If it wasn't so funny I would have been hopping mad :p
p.s Dont miss this excellent post by Pradeep Nair on Kerala.