Blogger Confusions, Confessions, Ramblings, and Rants

I think I woke up at the wrong side of the bed today.  So here comes a rant post after a long, long time.


This is a result of volcano of irritations that has erupted after the two years of blogging.  While my grumpy-cranky self could severely upset some bloggers, continue reading at your own risk.  You have been warned.


1.  A week before a festival or an event I start to see posts like “10 recipes for Superbowl
Really how many of these bloggers OUTSIDE US ACTUALLY watch or cook specially for Superbowl, or even celebrate certain festivals that they specially post recipes for???
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2.  When a blogger posts 10 recipes along with stories each day for over 4 years, a blogger ought to run out of things to talk and write about.  Or at least talk about it in an interesting way.  Because when I read stuff like this: (I am serious - this stuff is actually taken from someone’s blog, from various posts, some exaggeration done and some key words changed on purpose)

I don’t know what to write today.  I have several posts lying in my drafts but I don’t feel like posting anything.  I know my ‘hungry blog’ needs some attention, but I’ve been feeling very lazy to write.

I thought of making guava juice today.  When I think of guava, I remember the guava tree in my house when I was 5-6 years old.  The guava tree was big and had lot of branches, green leaves and guavas on it.  I was searching for a lot of recipes for guava juice.  It was almost 10 in the night and I was thinking why I was still thinking.

Coming back to my day, I also thought of making some burgers.  I have always been attached to burgers.  Even if I don’t order burger for myself in a restaurant, I always examine my partner’s burger with keen interest and try to understand what’s in it.

…I cover my face with my palms, shake my head, and wish I could get those 2 minutes of my life back again.
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3.  Saw something like this on someone’s Facebook page:
“I’m so excited!  A big announcement coming soon here on my Facebook page in 30 minutes!!  Stay tuned!!!”

150 people ‘like’ that status update, but what comes to my mind first: really – what is it that you cannot tell NOW that you have to update about the update after another update??
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4.  Another kind of useless poll or status on some Facebook pages that annoy me:

 “I have 9 recipes in my draft.  Which post would you like to see first:
a) blah blah refreshing drink
b) delicious curry blah blah
c) blah blah amazing stir-fry
d) tempting dessert blah blah
e) blah blah authentic recipe
f) juicy fruity something blah blah
g) blah blah healthy, popular something
h) one thing
i) one more damn thing

OKAY, OKAY.  How does it matter what you want to have posted first when you have already drafted all those posts and will post one after another in any case no matter what people say?!??
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5.  Again, as witnessed on some Facebook pages: (hypothetical scenario here, but seen similar stuff there)

What I see…
10:13 am: [photo] now cooking!
10:27 am: [photo] guess what’s cooking!
10:39 am: [photo] just finished cooking!
10:51 am: [photo] coming soon on the blog!
11:28 am: [photo] sneak peak of what’s coming next!

What I do…
11:28:59 am: *click* … *click* … now guess what I did next!

I can relate to the obsession about one’s blog and one’s Facebook page…but if you keep throwing continuous updates on my feed, I am going to ‘unlike’ you dude.
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6.  Has anyone else noticed the usual pattern of comments SOME bloggers leave?
If it is a….
Soup, dal, etc: “looks so comforting”
Juice, lassi, milkshake: “nice n refreshing”
Curry, Stir-fry, etc: “looks very tempting”
Cookie, snacks, etc: “feel like munching”
Bread, anything complicated: “brilliantly done”
Cake, cupcake, etc: “drooling here”
Anything else: “looks inviting”

Bloggers that hardly spend 20 seconds on the blog because they are in a hurry to leave a comment and backlink on as many blogs within a day would do that.  And they think their silly comments are going to earn them any brownie points?  Not in my space, puh-leese.
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7.  Why are some bloggers so ashamed to share the sources of their inspiration for a certain common recipe?  Regular meals is understandable, but what about certain cakes or a Thousand Island dressing, for example?  They did not just ‘dream’ those proportions and those ingredients and those procedures fo’ sho’.  Or even if it was trial and error, the creative inspiration must have come from SOMEWHERE, isn’t it?
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8.  Earlier, I used to ask a question at the end of my post.  Hardly anyone answered anything related to it.

When I read how using the right words can make a difference in audience interaction, I changed the wordings and added “Your turn:……..?” to the question.  Responses related to the question were rare.

Then I changed it to GREEN color so at least it would look obvious.  Then I changed “Your turn” to “Your challenge”.  But you know what I just do now?  I write below the post: “either comment related to this or don’t comment at all”.

Raise your hands if you want enriching comments and discussions on your blog instead of comments that add no value.
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9.  To be continued.  I’m out of the bed now.  Until I wake up on the wrong side again…

Hasta la vista folks,
Me.


Your challenge:  Do YOU have any confessions, complaints or rants to make?  Feel free to be a chicken and comment as “anonymous”, or stand up for your thoughts and use your real name.

Disclaimer: The writer of this post takes no responsibility for how the reader absorbs the sarcasm and gets affected by this post.  The writer also takes no offense to a reader’s own rants in response to this post.  The writer also gives no guarantee to respond back to the offensive responses in a refined manner.  Lastly, this was just a fun post, take a chill pill.

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12 comments:

  1. This shows how much irritated you are...anyways I not being any blogger..yet, loved your post!



    P.S. Choosing Anonymous is responding to your word! ;)

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    1. haha, thanks.
      P.S.: choosing to be a chicken, you mean? *wink*

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  2. True story bro! If someone wants to learn how to write blogs, they need to learn it from you :D

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    1. And I am drooling over your comment :P

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  4. i enjoyed reading this post immensely :).. in fact i was wondering where i fit in n i am sure at some point must have replied on similar terms ( drooling/inviting...etc) unknowingly ofcourse ;P lol..there are very few bloggers who indulge in an interesting conversation n fewer become good friends..but i do hope you get up on the wrong side of the bed often :D

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  5. loved reading this post immensely :).. i was just wondering how many times i have gone down the same road.. commenting very inviting.. drooling etc.. unknowingly of course ;) lol..yeah very true very few bloggers initiate an interesting conversation and fewer become close friends..i really hope you get up on the wrong side more often lol :D

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    1. Thanks Rasi, glad you did.
      LOL more people are going to start hating me if I wake up on the wrong side of the bed more often :D

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  6. Lol Nisha! :D You can add on onother point - People come by comment in a jiffy on your post in 3-4 words and then take the rest of the space to tell you about their blog and asking you to drop by when 'free'. Duh!!

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    1. Yeppppp! People don't understand that if they leave a smart comment - everyone will drop by whether free or not.

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