Thursday, April 5, 2012

What NOT to write

After writing about array of topics; brushing with fictions and poetry, trying a hand at sarcastic posts and dissecting current affairs, what else is left to write? Its a pretty tough job to keep the readers satisfied you know :-P Yeah, yeah we all tell we write for ourselves, don't we?

I have had my share of controversies and brick-bats in this space and on other's space also. Its sometimes fun to fight after rubbing someone on the wrong side; sometimes wary to be trying to explain what your intention is and sometimes angry for letting someone be your energy sucker.

So I thought I will help my fellow bloggers with my experience on what one must avoid writing and why.

Current affairs - Why do you want to turn into another Arnab? Common! Get a life! As if its not enough to watch those guys on TV, do we need to put up with your tantrums as well?

Scoop - Some people try ways to grab attention; you are also vying for that. Such a cheap tactic!

Fiction - Anybody and everybody wants to become a story teller..No creative juice yet you attempt. And what a bad vocabulary to tolerate!

Travelogue - I don't understand whats the great fuzz in going gaga over mountains and water and grass!! She seems to have spent all her ideas; so she is safety tricking to travel.

Food - I cant get to comment anything beyond "Yumm", "slurp" or "I will try out this recipe this week" :-|

Photography - Aww, he has a good camera; but why do people find interesting to click rocks??

Personal - That's like washing your dirty linen in public isn't it?

Poetry - Most people find it hard to understand your intent, why do you make it more difficult for them by your abstract or personified poetry?

Gossips - Do you want to come across as a motor mouth?

Social issues - Again, its not a safe option. You will always sound complaining and never appreciating about the good things.

Life and philosophy - You might end up being someone frustrated with life and you will get "Is everything ok?", "Everything will be alright" messages flooding your inbox. You will have that extra job of adding a disclaimer to every such post :)

Movies - More often than not its stupidity and sleaze. And only folks with limited worldly knowledge talk about movies, no?

Human behaviors - You are sure to be branded a stereotype, feminist, MCPs and what not! So beware!

So what are we left with? Hmm, give me some options!

18 comments:

  1. Hehe you pretty much covered them all :)

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    1. I had few more things; forgot as I typed :D

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  2. I agree with Rachna! Nothing really left except texting our readers like an SMS to interpret what we are trying to convey:)

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    1. :-) Thats a nice one Rahul. But most SMS nowadays are from telemarketers..we really dont want to know what they are trying to say :D

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    2. Agree with what you say about SMSs from telemarketers:)

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  3. Haaaa. Thanks for the tips. Rofl at "Yumm", "slurp" or "I will try out this recipe this week" :-|

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  4. Review of TV serials.
    Fashion.
    Girl Child.
    And one more.Someone may like to look weights and measures act to see how is a consumer being looted at every step.

    How is that?From TV to W&M
    Take your pick
    If you think,it is foolish,just ignore this.

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    1. Oh yeah! I definitely had fashion on my mind sir; forgot as i typed.

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  5. That was the most hilarious here..haha.

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  6. Those who want to bait you will what ever may be the topic. So let them and let yourself in the bargain have fun.

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    1. Yes Anil. You get into it with a vow to have fun :)

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  7. awesome post! :)

    you are so true with your pointers. but unfortunately all my posts fall under one of your categories! :(

    what i hate to write about are current affairs (like u said, these channels bombard useful and useless stuff 24X7. so, who will be interested in reading it once again from my silly blog?) & philosophy (i will shoot the person who writes stuff that def would go above our head).

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  8. $$,

    :-P Thanks.. I think we are out of topic :D

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  9. Words to be read and digested
    hyderabadonnet.com

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  10. Gulp!! What I am going to do? !! Bye! :-)

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    1. Haha Balan, as if we care! isnt it? :P

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