*attempts to clear dust and cobwebs* 😐 *sits on newspaper instead*
My country peepu!! Happy October!!! It haff tey since I was here. But we’re glad to be back. Yes, yes! We are!
WARNING: This post contains information that may or may not be your business. It will be frightfully long and incredibly boring and most likely disjointed as my thought pattern right now is starving (as is my stomach). I will also attempt to be funny. And I will be advertising blogs. Why? Because I can. Feel free to close the page now. Or bear with me 🙂
So! This post was supposed to go up on the first. It didn’t because, as you must have realised, I’m just writing it. I thought maybe it would be cool to put it up on the 8th. You know? Cuz it’ll be exactly one month since my last entry. As a badt goizes 😀 But, I’m awake now, so why wait?
Now. Why haven’t I written in the past month? Well, honestly, for a number of reasons. I will not pin the blame solely on writers’ block. Nope. I’m going to give as much detailed information as I possibly can. 🙂 why? Because I can.
Firstly, my writing skill/technique/style/whatever was being questioned. You see, I’m probably the most insecure writer on blogsville. *sigh* Yes. So, when my piece on Decades II went up, and a certain someone (who shall be named later) said he reads my stories like a mills and boon novel, my insecure self zoned in on that. Didn’t help when someone now said “I tire from the topics woven common within your stories”. Can you imagine? 😐 So, I decided to do some soul searching. I did! I really did! And do you know what happened? I started questioning myself and my writing. It wasn’t a small something oh! And then even though almost everyone kept telling me my stuff is okay, I went ahead and tried something different. The result. I sent in a piece I wasn’t ultimately comfortable with for The Writer’s Round-A-Bout and nobody liked it. It killed my soul 😦
So, I kept thinking. “What should I write about?” Aliens and Sci-fi stuff definitely out already 😦 I thought maybe I could write about my many kitchen adventures. Like my super sexy noodles that you’d die to try 😀 , or the time I left a pot of rice on the fire and went out for about 10 hours 😐 , or maybe how I have to wrap my hands in like three nylon bags before I even consider touching tatase. OR I could write about how some people don’t know when to visit people. Like my cousin who packed her entire household (husband, 6 children and a maid) to my house without calling anyone first. 😐 Or annoying guests who come to the house and ask me to cook for them *yimz* because I resemble house girl in training. *sigh* so many things to write about…
But, after giving it some serious thought, this is what I’ve concluded in my mind.
I can’t do rants as awesomely as @miafarradaily. I’m not even remotely as funny as @Sirkastiq, who actually had people crying when he put up his last post *rme*. I actually thank God for small mercies like not being as mentally unbalanced as @Terdoh. I don’t do deep, or dark and twisted, or gore like the afrosays team (@xoAFRO & @UberBetty) that get like 20 “deep” comments on a post, or @weird_oo. I’m not as opinionated as @Qurr whom I love for his ability to intricately weave an interesting piece no matter what it’s about. Even his comments sef…Always keep my dictionary open. And, I love bible stories, but I simply can’t write about them. Not as interestingly as @tomboxe anyway. I definitely can NOT do love posts like @bule_jr who has taken it upon himself to tackle the world’s relationship problems and what-not. None shall rival the queen of sadness @Ms_Dania, and I can’t churn out long, kinda confusing, sometimes boring, albeit awesomely written, posts like @ekwem. I don’t even want to talk about @thetoolsman or @AlchemistXIII -_- And even though I love to read @awizii’s stuff, it mostly reminds me how sucky my attempts at poetry are.
Why did I fill that paragraph with links to people’s blogs? Because I can.
Seriously though. These are some of the writers that inspire me. I’d love to write about what they write about, but I can’t. Why? Because it’s their thing. Not mine.
I write about sex, and threesomes and abuse, etc etc because I’m a virgin like my dear friend, @OlaToxic, and I would really like to get some. 😐
But really. Everyone has stuff they’re comfortable with writing. This is mine. And although I do try to branch out, I’m very slowly coming to terms with the fact that this just might be my niche. Yeah. So, I’d like my writing to be accorded the same respect I give everyone else’s. I accept constructive criticism and the likes, but if you really do find my writing boring, and predictable, and such, I wouldn’t like you to keep enduring such torture. Don’t read it. It really isn’t by force. I read as much posts as I can. If I find it boring along the way, I stop instead of straining my brain. It’s really that simple.
But for those who keep coming back, I really am working on something I think maybe might be a little different. And it’s going to feature other writers I really respect like @nwaokpoechi, @d3ola, @Aeda_, @Phatiei, @rhaiharnah, @UberBetty, and some other surprise writers 😀 (yaaay!)
Oh. And appaz, @Reine_LaGlace liked my blog enough to give me an award. Not sure what award it is, or what I’m supposed to do with it (would’ve preferred cash), but I’m shallow enough to accept it gracefully :D. So, I’m supposed to post a link to the blog of the person who gave me the award (which I’ve done), say something about myself (please refer to 30 Facts About Me), and then pass the award on to some other bloggers. I think I’ve covered that. Save a few blogs that I’ll link in the next part of this amazing cool story.
So, thus ends my blog exile.
Does this mean my writing will improve? I hope so. Not making any promises though.
But sha, it’s very likely that this might be my last blog post. 😦
I said ‘might’ oh! But… *sigh*
The past couple of months have been rough for me. Lots of complications, emotions flying everywhere, decisions to make… *sigh* But God has been my strength and my comfort :). He’s been awesome to me. Honestly. And he’s given me such amazing friends who stuck with me, and kept me from going insane, and making stupid decisions and what-not.
Yes, I’m one of those people who live online. So, yeah. I know not everyone you meet on twitter/facebook/yahoo chat rooms/blogsville is your friend. But honestly, I’ve met THE MOST AMAZING people on twitter/blogsville, and I can proudly say they are the most awesome friends anyone could ask for 🙂
So, this is saying “Thanks” to @MrOmidiran and @d3ola (who’ve been with me through it all), @Aeda_, @ibetapassmynebo (my love), my darling @FreshPrinzVick, @bule_jr, @HL_Blue, @Ms_Dania, @MallamSawyerr, @OlaToxic, @Immortal_Teddy, @bolufisher, @nwaokpoechi, @AyoB_, @xoAFRO, @thetoolsman, @awizii, @Mz_Smiler, @9ineBz, my mum @Chidioma, and @AlchemistXIII for being there directly and indirectly. Talking to me, and checking on me, and praying, and just being there when I needed/need to rant. You guys are awesome. I can’t forget to thank the love of my life, ❤ Ribena ❤
If I forgot anyone, I'm sorry.
Because of all the love and support the beautiful people listed above have shown me, I can look at my darling princess, who's one month old today, and smile 😀 because I know I made the right choice. She's the best birthday present I could have ever hoped or asked for. (Yeah, I had her a day before my birthday ^_^)
You: OMG! You had a baby?! 😮
Me: *wears cool shades* Yes boss!
You: Stop lying jhor!
Me: *sigh* no one ever believes me 😦
You: But you're a virgin na
Me: 😐 I know
I will not put up her picture, or write her name here because, quite honestly, some of you scare me. :|. Seriously. But you may refer to her as "Ori Nri II"
I haven't been as absent as I would like y'all to believe. Been reading all the blogs I'm subscribed to. Opening links and what-not. Reading your timelines *shudder*. Some of your comments on some posts… Too much salt. Mhen! Y'all need to calm your titties! I'm sure most of you know the blog I'm talking about. However, I will not dignify them by posting their link here.
Some people need to stop taking posts p. Unless you see something along the lines of "this is based on a true story" somewhere in the post, please stop acting like it's about your uncle's wife's aunty's third cousin's neighbour. Those sooth sayers who predict the end of stories, I hope they're paying you well for that job. And those who bash posts and start fights in the comments section, more grease to your elbows 🙂
In fact. You know what? I'm gonna pass on this award to every blogger I follow. You know why? Because I've seen something worth taking note of on every blog I've seen. Sure, some stories are drab or not well edited, or poorly constructed. But if we keep knit picking at everything and putting people down, you might just crush the dreams of the next John Grisham, or Nora Roberts, or Frank Perreti or something. You know? So, instead of beating people down, offer constructive criticism.
So, this award goes out to..
The members of PTS
@TurieMac who actually has two blogs.
These are the ones I could think of off the top of my head. But, feel free to post links to your blogs in the comments section, cuz this is for you too.
I’m sorry, I don’t have a fave blog, or a fave writer. Everyone brings something different, so I can’t really decide *Cece shrug*.
This piece pretty much sums up what I’ve been trying to say.
I’m getting bored. Peace out. (‾⌣‾)♉
SIDENOTE: Those whose blogs were publicized should expect my bill shortly.
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