Wednesday, January 10

Seriosity

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!

21 comments:

xingweb said...

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Revealed said...

@xingweb: thank you. 'SUCCESS STARTS TODAY'. That's one of the nicest things I've heard today. From your mouth to God's ears I say.

Cloudy said...

Not just politics, you have to expand to 'the geo-political situation' - that always grabs people's attention.

PS: I like 'Comrade' :-))))))

Cloudy said...

Oh, first! xingweb, you didn't claim!

Revealed said...

@Cloudy: Love the way you put Xingweb in his place ;). Ahh you're right, geo-political situation!! This is why I'm so glad you read this blog :D.

PS Glad you liked. Seemed apt. :)

Obi Wan said...

Me 2nd!

I think you should write about global warming as a result of macro-economic imbalances in developing nations, leading to women being discriminated against, and hence the male:female birth rate dropping in Ecuador.

Obi Wan said...

And btw, 'seriosity'????????

Mel said...

*tap tap tap*

I think you missed a few--

Sexual identity crisis....and what about practicing satanic worship?

*nodding*
Those'll getcha some serious comments.
.... no disrespect to those in crisis/those who do worship the 'god' of their choice.....

*frowning and scratching head*

Revealed said...

@Obi: LOL!!! Yeah, that shall be the thesis of my next post. :P. N yeah, seriosity! Doncha know that's a blog specific word? If you want a serious blog, you need to inject seriosity in it! I thought everyone knew that. Tsk *shakes head in disbelief at The Wise One's ignorance of this word*

Revealed said...

@mel:Heh! How did I miss those out? *curses the work in lab which made her slack on research and thereby miss out on two such important topics of seroisity*

Falstaff said...

The real question is - why would you want to have a serious blog? You write a couple of posts about politics or economics or feminism or whatever and the next thing you know people are reading every line in your post with the sincerity of theologians reading Aquinas. You make one stupid quip about someone / something and you get five people breathing down your neck about how unfair you're being and insisting that you be balanced and sensible. You spend weeks putting together a story or a really funny take on your local laundry and it gets 2 comments, but the three line post about liberalism that you typed out in your spare time gets 154 responses, 80% of them telling you that you're wrong, and 30% being outright abusive. And if you manage to survive all that you have the pleasure of knowing that all your impassioned arguments made absolutely no difference to anyone's opinion anywhere. It's overrated - trust me.

Anonymous said...

i know what you're saying. i wonder humor isnt good enough for some people. its wat we need above all.

not that your trying to be serious and professional will at all work. but try. it might be fun to watch.

Revealed said...

@falstaff: I completely see through your knacky attempt at undermining the competition (you did a really good job of hiding it, don't get me wrong, its just that I'm preternaturally intelligent). Poor Larry Summers.
@confused & baffled: Sir, you mock me. But your sarcasm passes me by like the idle wind. Which, I might add, I respect not.

Obi Wan said...

Revealed: Being aware of my miserable track record as a blogger, is it really surprising that I still expect proper grammar in blog-posts??? :-)

Anonymous said...

@revealed: is zat so? hmm...i meet your bid and raise you with - i spurn thee like a cur out of my way! - the only i can remember. boring ol' caesar, finally showing some serious attitude, made me sit up and notice.

Revealed said...

@Obi: Heh! I acknowledge that :P

@C&b: O pardon me, thou bleeding piece of earth; that I am meek and gentle with this butcher (of Shakespeare!).

Are you seriously saying that's the only part you liked??!!!

Anonymous said...

@revealed: uff...not the only part i liked. the first part. just that before this, being but a novice to shakespeare then, i took the whole thing a bit lightly. once i saw that it does pack quite a punch once in a while, i started to take more notice.

anyway, flight to hop onto. *feels all important and all* so more about my literary qualifications later. tra la.

Sunshine said...

3rd :-)

Serious or not, whatever you write, you write so well :-)

Revealed said...

@C&b: Much relief comes. Take Casear lightly indeed! Have a safe trip. *walks off quickly, glad that no more Caesar quotes were thrown at her since she has exhausted her entire reportoire and would have had to fall back on Friends, Romans and Countrymen...next*
@SS: You are such a sweetheart :)

Anonymous said...

"Success starts today" WOW!!!

and that really means wow in capital letters...
where is the seriousness gone swthrt, its been some days...
anyways, best of luck ;)

m fourth :(
seriously!!!

Revealed said...

@adi: Huge dose coming up. Hold on to your hat!