Thursday, February 19, 2015

Flashes in a pan

"People who abruptly change the name of their blog and not follow it up with a post for a month ,
are people who don't find a place in heaven"                                                                                                                                               - some old scripture of some old religion 
This has been the worst two months of blogging output , quality and feedback for me. I couldn't write , whatever I wrote was so bad that I had to delete it or forever revert to draft and my abrupt name change made a sharp decrease in page views. Yes , lack of pageviews affects me.
I I am still not in the best zone for writing , but any more procrastination will render my blog extinct - the possibility seems more real than ever this time.

< To all those who are surprised by the name change:-
  1.     .    It was done to keep the blog ‘fresh’ ( It is nearing 5 years now)
  2.      .   Semi’s Stories and Sharings…! was just sounding very juvenile and self-obsessed , two characteristics which the blog will be trying to break from in the very near future.
  3.         ‘Steady Meanderings’, this name came to my head in a sudden flash when I was trying my hardest to concentrate during a lecture. And since this blog is an aggregate of sudden flashes in the pan, I hardly doubt this name.
    I hope

Steady meanderings promises to put out quality posts, while quantity will be determined by outside circumstances. I've been hearing feedback that last two posts weren't great. My posts are a reflection of what I've been up to at a point of time or what has been cooking in my head for a considerable period of time. An essential contradiction eh?
Talking about essential contradictions, I've started a group blog along with three other very talented people (very unlike me) and you can check it out -à here.
Talking about the quality of my posts, they were flashes in the pan gone wrong. Good seeds with bad germination, execution gone all awry. However, Steady Meanderings promises to do none of the other things.


OR else there will be another name change and we would be lost for all eternity. >

Steady Meanderings will be steady in creativity , if not output. So , we are beginning this new innings with a flash fiction entry I wrote for a recent competition. The prompt given to me was "I'm telling mom" and I had to write within 150-200 words. 

So what did I write? 
Neil Patrick Harris

"I'm telling mom"
"tell her what?"
"That I love you"
"...but you have to tell that first to me , you freak. "
* his face flushed a beautiful Bengaluru tomato red*
" Didn't I just? " he asked a sly smile brightening up his crazy , mischievous face.
" But ..but..."
" But what?"
" I am a guy" he replied his face aiming to encompass all the fifty shades of red.
" So am I? So what?"
" Being gay is illegal in our country"
" Baby it doesn't matter" He gave his worried lover a reassuring smile.
" Just because I'm fictional doesn't mean it doesn't matter" replied his now angry lover.
" I don't care, Neil Patrick Harris. I am telling mom that I love you."

What would you guys write with the same prompt? It would be nice if you all actually posted that or something else  in the comments column ( I know that the comments process can be a pain , but it makes me a writer infinitely happy when his/her reader leaves a response or feedback to their post. And I am in urgent need of infinite happiness) 


yours
Semi

3 comments:

  1. You're gonna think I'm kind of an ass. Because I actually read a lot of your posts and follow this blog. like a crazy stalker but I leave no trace. No comments. No evidence behind, even though I totally get what you mean about the infinite happiness we bloggers get from getting feedback.So I'm going to tell you this, we have a mutual hatred for geography. and anyone we can bond with over a hatred for geography, is a best friend in disguise. Also, You haven't been talking to yourself, although blogging often feels like you have. but let's be real, I talk to myself all the time.
    About the name of your blog, I thought it was pretty cool, semi sharings, especially cause your name is samyukta and it shortens your name and makes it sound all cool. This could be because if I'd attempted to do something similarly clever and punny while naming my own blog, It would've probably been a very gay place. and by gay, I mean happy, but it could be pretty misleading and attract the wrong kinda traffic. And that'll just turn out to be pretty disappointing for everyone. Steady meanderings sounds awesome too. I'm waiting to read more from your relaunched blog! :)
    p.s: I love your flash fiction competition entry! It had so many amazing twists in such a short word limit!
    p.p.s:You rock!

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  2. hahaha
    Dude , you just made my year! Hi 5 for hating geography :P It is so cool to know that you've been following my blog :) Wouldn't mind if you leave a comment here and there lol
    Just checked out your blog. It looks very interesting :) will surely check it out. Particularly loved your template structure and design :D I think I'm going to revert to the old template too * i know , too much blogger talk *
    and whatever I do , I somehow can't get blogadda to view the logo i put up :P if you know how to do that , please tell me.
    looks like I meandered a bit there uh?
    Keep reading my blog , buddy xD and stay in touch

    Cheers
    semi

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    1. Thank you! and I'm not sure about the logo thing, I just google everything. Lol. Glad you find my blog interesting. stop by once in a while. And I just realized that my comment just says my blog's name junkwire, and not my real name, so you probably didn't get the whole if I'd tried to name my blog by shortening my own name. So My name is Gayathri. :D

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