In my continued (albeit apparently unsuccessful) attempts to inject some seriosity into this blog, I have immersed myself in research over the past couple of days (yeah, that's what I was doing, NOT slacking off or lacking things to say). The results of my research have led me to suspect that in order to have a truly serious blog, one has to talk knowledgably (or atleast pretend to) on subjects of grave importance. These belong to three main categories: Economics (finance, commerce, the state of capitalism in today's world, which btw I suspect is dire), Rants on Feminism (this will definitely put you into the A-list of serious blogs, if you can add a couple of personal instances wherein you were molested/abused or suchlike there is no saying how high you can fly) and finally Politics. If while talking about any one of these subjects or two or three of them simultaneously (any combination is allowed), you can also drop references to obscure Czechoslavakian authors/composers, hint subtly at even more obscure quotations by 10000 year old Grecian philosophers, and maintain a note of sneering condescension at the extreme stupidity of everyone else (ESPECIALLY the readers of your blog) who inhabits this planet, you shall be blessed with comments that read something like "Wow XYZ, you have changed the way I think about the world in general and my life in particular, I am eternally indebted to you". Or "You write so well. God Bless You, child" (OK I made up the God Bless You bit, I was thinking of a venerable nonangenarian writing that comment, and I got too much into character I think). Or sometimes, a comment of rare lucidity that goes "You poor bastard, get off your high horse, already". Think about the fun you'd have coming up with responses to these comments! That itself would make the writing of the blog a pleasure (even if reading it gives everyone else a headache).
[Psst! If you're truly worthy of owning the serious blog described above you would not reply to any comments, cos doncha know you're too good for that ;).]
I leave you, faithful reader, on this note of warning. My next post shall undoubtedly talk about finance, feminism or politics (since I know next to nothing about any of those three subjects I shall have to retire to do some more research). I will be BACK *said on a threatening note, so don't any of you dare get scared and run away *
Update: I am reliably informed that 'if you can add a couple of personal instances wherein you were molested/abused or suchlike there is no saying how high you can fly' is wince-worthy. Much apologies if it offends (I'm trying to adhere to a no-delete policy, silly as that is)
Update 2: Betcha most of you have seen this. When people have already written posts like that, what chance do I have of making myself a name by writing serious posts on feminism? *is disgusted with other people's brilliance*
Update 3: The 'serious posts on feminism' mentioned above does not refer to Falstaff's post, but the two posts that he's linked to. Just in case much confusion ensues from my clumsy wording!