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August 9, 2009

My Blogging Rules : They (may) Suck, But they (always) Stuck !!


Alright, I first started drafting this post around two months back. I kept on putting it off because i really did not wanted to offend anyone. I kept on thinking of the repercussions about airing my views about blogging openly. But, After loads of contemplation and numerous failed attempts to convince myself, i have finally decided to post a few of my (in) famous blogging rules. The final trigger to post this write-up came because of a few bloggers,who tried to get fucking cute with me, but were caught red handed :D

But before i start ranting, please note (very carefully :D) that these are solely MY views, these views are developed after being in the blogosphere for over two years, first as an anonymous blogger and then with all my realities intact. I have read a lot of blogs, interacted with quite a lot of bloggers through comments, e-mails, Gtalk messages and the following issues/views are a culmination of all those conversations/experiences. Also, note that in no way, i am being personal to any particular blogger, in turn if i am airing a view - it doesn't mean i am picking on anybody, there can be (or will be) many persons with similar issues/characteristics.

Ok, enough talks, lets get to the business end. So, here we start.....

1) The art of Commenting in blogging

Commenting on blogs is an art, but more importantly commenting back on your own posts is a bigger art. Trust me, there is nothing more insulting (remember, my opinion!) to your reader if you are not replying back to his/her comment. It shows that you are just busy in writing, and is least bothered about who reads it, and what is their opinion about your writing/views. If someone has bothered to take out time to read you and comment, the least you can do is to reply him/her for the sweet gesture. STOP taking your readers for granted, no one is irreplaceable in the blogging world. There is always better than you lurking around the corner, and yes, "STOP FOLLOWING" button still works :D

Also, I have seen a few bloggers who just can't take the so called 'constructive criticism', they would avoid your "views/don't reply to your comment" if they disagree with it. WTF, do you think i am going to comment on your sucking posts in the future, if that's what i get EVERY time i comment on your post. If you have the ass to take in all the praise which has been showered on you, then have the balls/tits to take in the positive or negative criticism
(what ever it is !)too.

Let me elaborate this with two small examples i have faced myself during blogging:

(a) There is a blogger who almost invariably disagrees with my posts, finds faults with it. I have absolute no qualms about it, because that's his/her opinion about my writing. But the good thing about him/her is that if you reply back with the 'logical' reasons, he/she may not agree with them, but would surely appreciate your reasons of writing in that particular way. Point is, learn to appreciate and accommodate other people views, to agree with it (or not) is your prerogative, exercise it later on.

(b) There is a blogger who almost invariably appreciates all my posts, he/she always has good things to say about it. You must be wondering what is the issue in this, well there is one small problem - you are appreciating me without understanding what i am trying to say in a post, rather you are appreciating me on a tangential direction. Yes, there could be misunderstanding or non clarity at times while airing your 'appreciative' views, but if those fucking sycophant comments starts happening in an arithmetic progression with a common difference of one, you know he/she is lying. Please read, understand and then air your views. Bluffing about your views just to attract attention on someone's blog is disgusting. It shows your true motive of blogging, which is to be an attention seeker rather than an active blogger.

2) The Picasso's and Van Gogh's of Blogging

Are you an artist who wants to convey your writings through various colours, shapes and sizes? If your answer is no, then why the Hell do you use different colours, font sizes and shapes within one post. As a reader, for me it is the most irritating thing to see a deliberate ostentation of multifarious colours within single piece of writing. You may vary size if you specifically want to make a point within the post, but there is ABSOLUTE no need of varying the font shapes, size and colour within the post. It put off the readers, it creates a visual imbalance in reading, it breaks speed and lastly, it might prevents him/her from airing their point of view about the post. Another thing which personally put me off are the word verification things on the blog, but i have already ranted about it here before, so i won't torture you again with the same details :D

3) The Enigma of Group blogs

Till very recently, i was unaware of this facet of blogging - the sinister motive(s) behind running group blogs. But before i rant about the details of this issue, let me tell you a small story (oh ya, you know how much i love telling stories :D)

A female blogger- let's call her Miss A, (i am not stupid to use the right initials, so don't wander your mind in thinking alternatives :P) who is pretty active on blogging. She writes well, network well, comment and reply back to comments well, till one day she got an invite from the owner of a group blog to join the community. Out of curiosity and novelty of the group blog, she joined it and then the drama began...following of sucking rules - of writing on a blog about a "social issue" on a particular day of the week when you are actually feeling "horny" (and in turns want to rant about sex :D) and so on. To add spice to the blogging dish, the group owner starts adding her on orkut, facebook and Instant messengers. Even after repeated denial of friend requests, he kept on doing it, till she left the group blog and blocked him from all places. Now, after Miss A jabbered these details to me around a month back, it made me wonder what is the main motive behind running a group blog for that particular owner ? I don't even have to explain now, you got the drift na, cool :P

Coming back to the main issue, i have a rule of NEVER joining any group blogs. Reason, simple enough - i get enough time in my busy life to write on my blog, why the hell i would write for someone else blog. Please note that it is not a generalization that everyone should think like that, but what i have observed in the blogosphere is that most of these so called group blogs have more to do with networking (looking for potential date/love/sex partners to be precise :D) rather than actually blogging. So, for god sake - do not send me invitation(s) to join a group blog, or ask me to write on a group blog (on special occasions like 25,50,75,100 posts completion, wtf !). I am NOT here to promote your group blog, I am here to write on my blog and promote it, if time permits.

4) Multiple blogs, Multiple personalities

Why in this world you have to make multiple blogs, when you don't have the time to write/maintain/manage all of them. Trust me, if someone is having more than one blog, either he/she is absolute vella in their respective lives or he/she is looking for motives other than just writing (like financial rewards through advertising). I have one blog, and with my busy schedule i find it tough to maintain even one, because reading and commenting on other people blogs, reading and replying to comments on my blog takes most of my spare time.

Please note that in no way i am passing a judgment on how many blogs you should start, i feel in a way it also depends on your personality.If someone feels he/she is not that well organized, they can segregate their blogs on various topics for eg: A female blogger who maintains two blogs, one for sharing culinary skills and another for sharing her family life. That's cool with me. But honestly speaking, you don't need different blogs to write on same thought processes. Disadvantage in maintaining different blogs is that you are confusing or perhaps, even dividing your esteemed readers, making their tasks difficult.

Rather, learn to use 'labels', efficient management for them saves time/energy in avoiding making multiple blogs. It streamline your thoughts into one particular direction, after all that is the prime motive of blogging, to help you pour in your thoughts on this white empty blogger sheet. Remember, more organize you will be here in your labels, much better it will be for you to get over your frustrations and anxieties in life. Also, it is irritating to see long list of labels (like mom, dad, dog,cat,love, sex, bf,gf, i say fuck off!) in a blog, specially when you have written a handful of posts only. It shows your lack of ability to classify your thoughts and channelize them in a right direction.

5) Showing off your kick- ass writing skills

Don't shove a 'big word' or a 'clever phrase' into a post which will not help understanding the readers your point. And if they don't understand your point, then there is no point in blogging :D
for eg: there is a blogger who probably use Thesaurus to write his/her posts, Webster to be exact :D. And if you are wondering how i know about it, well, when a fellow blogger asked me to read one of his/her poem, i checked that 'magnificent' word's origin and came to know its roots and synonyms. And everything else fall into place automatically. I still have laugh reading his/her poetry. I am sure people know this, but a synonym doesn't mean it can be used anywhere you like it to, certain words have different connotations when used in a particular way. Be careful while reproducing such factual information. (It may sound a bit vague, but i can't give you the specific example, it would just open all my cards :D)

Also, i am not going to spare even myself on this. But, yes we all make grammatical and spelling mistakes in our writings every now and then. However, it makes a great viewing and reading if you can avoid them or atleast minimize them.Remember, we are writing on the blogs to express ourselves, not to impress others. If it is written and structured well, it helps. I have read some of the most wonderful expressions, but extremely poor presentations in the post. It just completely takes away the magic from the writings, it puts off the readers completely. Avoid that, folks (ok, sermon over, wake up :D)

6) Torture with Tags and Award Ceremonies

I am terrified of tags because in responding to them, i need to write about myself and honestly i am pretty pathetic in doing that. I can write about any tom,dick and harry (or Eeena, Meena and Sheena :D) but when it comes to writing about myself, invariably i feel short of words. So, please DO NOT feel offended if i don't respond to your tag immediately. I always make a point to save the tag in my draft versions, and i keep on trying to reply to it but i post it only when its worth sharing, if at all it is. I respect people who tag me, it makes me feel special, but WHEN i am going to reply to it, please leave that decision to me.

Awards are important to anyone, some kind of rewards and recognitions are surely worth sharing. But then more important than that are the reasons why you are giving awards to certain people. Because if i see an award given to a absolute useless, hopeless, mindless blogger; I (or anyone !) can immediately make out its because of a personal equation and NOT because of good writing. Distribute awards, but please mention why are you giving it (either he/she should be a good writer or have potential to be a good writer, i know its a bit subjective, but still :D). Check out my only post of giving awards here, and you would surely get the drift ! I need to schedule another award ceremony soon before people start unfollowing me, lol

7) The Moronic Money Hungry Advertisers

I am actually sick of people sending me e-mails to display their blog links/websites on my blog. Through this post, I am making it very clear to EVERYONE, i am NOT interested in any "financial/more followers" rewards with which you are trying to lure me.I don't want to break the sanity of my blog, for me the real motive of writing on this blog goes far beyond the fucking crap mentality of those jackass advertisers. I won't be going in the nitty gritty details of various incidents that have occurred in the past, but here is one of the them which happened recently, and completely pissed me off...

A person sent me an add request on Gtalk,whose e-mail id can be comprehended to be a female id. Thinking it to be any genuine blogger, i added her. Despite that it was our first conversation, she was extra sweet and coy and somewhere within 5 minutes, it started ringing alarm bells in my head (Trust me, my gut feel is very strong specially when it comes to opposite sex :D) She didn't revealed her personal details (not that i was interested in first place :D), but started ranting about her professional details. Simultaneously, i searched her email id on certain 'websites' (not divulging details :P) and immediately found out that either it was a male or someone is playing a prank. When i probed her in 'my corny mushy way', she broke down, and confessed that she is an advertiser from Chennai looking to put her company's website link on my blog. Her work profile includes having sugary and syrupy talks with bloggers and lure them into putting the desired link on the blog. Wtf, after that you can very well imagine, what would have happened with that person, i kept on puking abuses till she went offline. And even after that, after all you do get offline messages also :D

I am not averse to talking to fellow bloggers offline, after all the real talks and feedback (and the bitchy stories :D) happen there only. I have met some of the most awesome, most charismatic people while interacting offline, but adding me for this kind of shit is absolutely not acceptable. Add me if you want to talk about me or yourself, not about some asshole company and its profit plans.

PS: It is very unlike of me to come up with such a post, because i am really far off from all the machinations of networking and blogging relationships. Yes, i want more people to read me; but anyone who follows me also knows my reasons behind blogging and hence will never misunderstand me. But, there were certain people who required a kick on their backside (verbally atleast!) and even if i don't say anything to them directly, people on the blogosphere are smart enough to recognize whom i am addressing. Happy Blog Bitching to all ! :D

PPS: Please refrain from taking any person/ blog names or sharing any blog's URL to air your views in the comment section. However, please feel free to share any similar experiences in blogging or opinions about my blogging rules. Sigh...!

109 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol, angry Amit for the first time, where is all the mush gone my dear friend :D

I understand your irritation, but really you have put across all of them in a very clear manner, i think people should take a clue from this and avoid certain things. Great post dude, and i am so in love with your blog, would come back more often!

Keep writing! Don't worry about such frivolous things!

cheers mate!

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Anonymous

lol, what is mush without a bit of anger, it makes it more spicy na :D

Glad you liked the post, and i Hope people take the cue, keep coming back for more!

Cheers,
Amit

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

i was waiting for this post for so long.. now let me read it..:)

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

i was already aware of your views on blogging rules...and the way you used to keep talking about them used to make me all the more curious. and now after reading these pointers...let me tell you your rules are like bomb (baaaamb to be precise)

and oye you know my blogging through and through. so main kya bolu. 'word verification agar janta remove kar de to badi daya hogi'.

if i like what i am reading i will read it..
if i feel what i am writing i will write it.

rest all is bhagwaaan pe. blaaagging rules nahi banaaye ab tak. par jab kabhi rules ki zarurat padi na oye..tere hi rules copy karne waali hoon.
they make sense dude.

could sort of recognise certain references in between ;) i am assuming though (these could be entirely different people) but i am still assuming, coz both of us having an (almost) similar kind of blogroll (or the list of blogs we follow)..almost almost..

tussi tope ho..blogging world di hope ho. lage raho!

with shaashtaaang pranaam
Rane :D))

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

and oye first comment tune delete kiya.. makes me curious.. sab theek na?

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Kajal

ya, go ahead , read and come back!

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Kajal

ya, first comment was deleted by me, someone read it exactly who was not meant to read it, lol :D

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

hhahaahahhahaah achha ji.. theek hai..

Anonymous said...

lol, i know that thesaurus wala thing, who writes it. Great observation dude! Awesome post

Keep going!

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Anonymous

Shh, its a secret :D Enjoy, thanks for liking it!

Cheers,
Amit

comfortably numb said...

dude, no disclaimers required...ur place and u ain't writing nething blasphemous, so chillax:)
made for nice reading!!!

NEHA HADKAR said...

i didnt know that ur supposedly angry post would come out so serious...
anyway i agree with ur views on the font ppl use in their blogs..
sometimes its a pain in the eye to read beautiful posts by straining ur eyeballs...
btw good list...
again i didnt know there was a serious problem with advertising issue for popular bloggers...

Crowscious said...

I don't understand how ur apologizing so many times for this post. U can write whatever the hell you want in ur posts! But I wholeheartedly agree with all your rules. Esp the one about leaving random, unrelated comments. That drives me nuts.

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Crowscious

I don't know which sentence you are construing as an apology. As far i am concerned,i have not apologized for anything neither i have to. I am firm on certain things, and that's where the RULES come into the picture. I can write anything i feel, and that's exactly what i have done. Yes, it did took me a while to write it because as you can see its a long post, so i wanted to be concise in what i wanted to convey, rather than be a random ranting session. I needed specific examples to show where i am pissed off.

If you feel that me contemplating about writing it makes me inferior or apologetic about this, then you are highly mistaken. It doesn't matter whether someone likes this post or not, but everyone deep down in their hearts know that such kind of fucking things happens in blogosphere. If we all try, it can be a better place to exchange thoughts!

Thanks,
Amit

bondgal_rulz said...

Kya yaar!! Tu tto bada boring nikla. You should have disclosed the name of the thesaurus using blogger na. :P

Loling at the Chennai company's advertiser incident. :D

Different different types ke posts aa rahe hain Hopeless Romantic ke blog pe. Lagta hai hope ka diya jal gaya hai teri life mein. :P

Cheers

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Isha

The magic of hiding names lies in the gossiping and bitching which would now go on in the blogging world. I am not boring, rather i am giving you ample masala to make blogging more spicy. Remember, everything i do or write has a hidden agenda behind it. Don't forget that !

To fuck with such kind of sucking advertisers :D

Lol, dont be too hopeful about different kind of posts. Its last two weeks in the TP, so won't be blogging more, so editing/posting some stuff which i wrote back in India. I have 2 weeks off after this TP, phir dekh tujhe Hopeless romantic ke jalwe dikhate hain :D

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@CN

Firstly, happy birthday dude! And i know i am not doing anything wrong, but ya didn't wanted to unintentionally hurt someone who is a great blogger buddy! So, was just careful.

Enjoy,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Neha

lol, glad you now know all that ! I am not serious, neither angry but yes i wanted to set record straight for some people who think they are the kings of blogging but are pathetic writers (but good sucking networkers :D)

Cheers,
Amit

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

haha ... unno I m oso pissed with these word verification stuff ... its sucks ... and somtyms they show words like psycho n all ... once there was this word BLIND ... and I so wanted to type getlost jerks m not blind instead of the real word ...hahaha :P
nd I did not like ur comments abt Tag stuff :(

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sugi

i hate WV, check the other post where i have talked about it in detail. they are really sucking and people don't remove it also.

Are, don't be sad. I would do your tag (my way!), Promise! :D I would do this month as soon as my Teaching period ends on 21 Aug.

Love,
Amit

Manju said...

i'm gonna tag you now mwahhahaha *evil laugh*
;P just kidding

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Manju

no worries, u can ! just don't expect an early response!

Cheers,
Amit

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

hmmm :(

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sugi

No nautanki, ok :D

Love,
Amit

http://whysoserioustoday.blogspot.com said...

hehehe ... clever u ... haha :P

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sugi

Ya, i know, bachpan se uc :P

Love,
Amit

Crowscious said...

Relax yaar :). I didn't mean "apologize" in that way, I meant u dont have to explain.

Nikita said...

hmm...comprehensive list of rules! my pet peeves are the over-beautified posts....the fonts n colors hurt the eyes!...bad grammar and ppl who keep hinting that they'd like u to visit n follow them. i find it embarassing when i dnt really like their blogs n they still keep hinting in some shrewd manner!
bad grammar is also a huge turn-off n i find myself shifting in my seat if it is worse than a particular level :|

abt the word verification thing, i have it activated too...but that was after i started getting spammed n bng technologically challenged, i had no clue how else to avoid it :P
tips?? :)

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Nikita

A quick response, see the post link which is mentioned in the pt no.2 in this post. It would help, would get back later!

Cheers,
Amit

Angie, The Rehab Reject said...

Okay, now this is the second post on blogging likes and sidlikes that I loved. Although I'm a newbie and I'm yet to know about the whole spectrum of blogging out there, I can say a few of them are irritating. Nonetheless, keep writing.

~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

Worthy post!!! :) Some things above (I mean on the post) made me laugh! Somethings made me think!! :)

mysterious gal said...

Ahan now i wonder how i missed this post :P
Well i love this rant of urs...though i know i do disobey some of ur rules ....kya kare organization ke aur tarike nahi aate :P.....but i manage to maintain them all with intensity na :D..par i have a single personality dont worry on that :P

comments pe to no comments....my friends call it fake commentary .....common hai iss duniya me to :P

and that Miss A is someone i know completely and more stories too...trust me :P

And tags and awards pe to no comment.....par tags r my saviours during my writers blog.....but i don't tag nemore....awards to dena aata hi nahi ...deti ho to kajoosi se....:P

Mast post and its ur blog so write whatever u want to no sorries :)

Loved it :)

Benny said...

Amit..very honest and a deliberate post! As a experienced blogger u can seriously afford to write this! Being a amateurish blogger,myself,I look up to tis as the 10 commandments of blogging(though u hav ranted only 7:P) N it is quite ironic u spelled "torture" wrongly in the 6th commandment's "bold" heading just after writin abt avoiding spelling mistakes in the prev para..I wish u change that soon! N yeah good work again..wish to learn more abt blogging frm u Amit! Keep visiting mine n comment!

Miss Sunshine said...

whr's the romance? :P lol
i read half of it..and trust me..i agree :D
will come back and share my experience.. :D cyaaa!

Shruti said...

hey that was fun to read. and i completely agree with ur 4th rule. i mean i seriously don't understand the whole idea behind having multiple blogs.
ek se hi kaam chala lo yaar :D :D

ur rules were good. in fact, very interesting!!

take care!

PS: i liked the brute honesty of this one! (:

Eternally Distracted said...

I think I might print this off and live by it!! I am too new and naive to this blogging malarky, it seems there are so many unwritten rules ... However, in the past couple of months I have experienced some of what you wrote and totally agree.

Deepika Gupta said...

:)
One thing is clear that you are very sharp and straight forward... in both cases its good...
I honestly never notice these small things.. :)

You really seems annoyed he he he :D

Kaddu said...

WOW! @-)
That was some list! Must have taken you ages to get your thoughts together on this one! Phewww! Patience man!

I've started getting those 'link exchange' emails too now. I wonder why these people think I'll put a link to a site selling cars when there is not one mention of cars on my blog anywhere!

You've summed it all up btw... and u know about the 'tag attack' on me in the recent times! Thank your stars I haven't forwarded any of them to you! Ha ha ha!

Totally agree with all your points... but I'll continue breaking your rule #2 though! :D Use of different colors in my text at times helps me differentiate between my content and something that's been copy pasted from some other source. Hence, I'll continue using 2 different text colors in such posts. Solemnly promise to abide by the rest of your rules! :D
He he!

Post Script said...

Hands down sir, that hit the nail right on the head. I'm rather new to blogging and have only just started exploring other blogs but I can swear I have identified every one of those pissing off details, especially irrelevant synonyms. Funniest is when the words are 'heavy' and the grammar is utter rubbish.

Thank you for an interesting read. I shall look around some more.

Cheers.

Post Script said...

*second comment, don't know what happened to the first*

I have only just begun reading blogs but man, you've hit the nail right on the head. So many times now, I've come across 'heavy' words with an utter disrespect for grammar. It's disappointing.

I found one other thing rather odd. Why do people divulge minute by minute updates about their lives ? I thought blogging was about sharing views not intimate news...but hey that's just me.

Thanks for a good read. Will look around your blog now.

Cheers.

sujata said...

Missed the romance!! Met the angry young man!!

Manju said...

check my blog, there's a little something waiting for you! :P :P :P

@ postscript : people can choose to blog about anything they want. it's called freedom of expression, and noone's forcing you to read what you don't want to. blogging can be anything you want it to be, that's what makes it amazing

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Manju

A quick response..

thanks so much for that tag :D arghh...

No one can force me to do anything without my wish otherwise also, blogging is a very small thing of my life. I am still contemplating what made you say this "noone's forcing you to read what you don't want to". But no worries !

As you said, it is what i want to be, not what others want me to be, and that's quite evident in the way i post :D

Love,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Kajal

lol for your comment and so much respect :D

I have seen that how you follow the blogs i follow, more on that sometimes offline :D

well,as far as rules are concerned, you knew most of them, just they came along in a more structured way right now.

If you want, we can keep on playing more mind games, otherwise see you soon !

Love,
Amit :D

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Crowscious

lol, should i look for thesaurus to see what are the 'other' meanings of 'apology', it just came out too strong, i thought what the hell, when did i do that :D

No worries, cheers!
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Nikita

ok, i am back to respond to you in detail. Well, i know of one 'bespectacled guy' who keeps on following everyone, drops a comment here and there, comes back to drop another comment and never comes back again on your blog, and that fucker has got more than 100 followers. He write crap,atleast according to me. But then who cares, and i am least bothered, but just an observation!

Bad Grammar and spellings are turn off for sure, but sometimes you make it by mistake, so its ok :)

Stay in touch!
Amit

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

:) oh my god!

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Angie

That's ok, we all learn. Its important to learn from others, i have also learned a lot from other bloggers, its turn for you now! Happy learning! Hope you have good time in blogging, you write well!

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Kajal

lol, god ne kya kiya, Dekha to maine tha :D

More Love,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Princess Nuchu

Glad i took you to a roller coaster ride of various emotions :)

Cheers,
Amit

Netika Lumb said...

OMg I completely agree with the 5th and 7th point.. I just don't get WHY, means WHY WHY do people have to use all the english they.ve learnt till date..
No really, I am preparing for CAT; Not GRE :P :D
On a serious note, otherwise also, I just avoid reading such blogs.

And let me not even get started about the Advertising thing.. How can yuo expect me to click on any of those links.. YOu really think Ive got that much time. I like reading blogs, for advertisements, HT, Hindu, TOI;all of them come with enough waste to be thrown away..

Waise, I agree with Isha Di.. Aajkal Stories ka mausam zara utar raha hai kya ?

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Netika

lol, ya miss CAT, junglee billi (Rem DON, the chase returns :P)

Advertising sucks, but its ok if people wants to do it, its their blog but issue occurs when you keep on imposing your things on others, that's irritating :-x

Tu aur teri Isha di, dono ko kaam kya hain, always agreeing with each other, soul sister, huh :D

As i said in response to Isha, just been a busy,would be back soon with a HR type story. But ya its a bit of a conscious decision to avoid similar posts. The blog was getting a bit boring/onetype, also there is an hidden agenda behind it, more on that later :D

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sujata

lol, from Kabhie Kabhie to Deewar types :D

Frankly, this is the best comment of this post. I absolutely loved this one liner!

Thanks,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Benny

Count it 14, i am planning to come with another seven sometime later next month :D

lol, i am glad you pointed that,i can now tell something related to it. I admit its a mistake, but its like my chronic mistake. I have made this spelling mistake before also 2-3 times till a female blogger (who is quite older to me) told me that you are making this spelling error and correct it. I did it then, but i still made that :D

Reason is that i misspell it, and spell checker in Blogger doesn't pick it up, because there is a song of Metallica which goes with the spelling as "Torchure" :D

I don't know how your blog got de-rolled from my blogging list, i have added again. I would visit you and read you soon.

Happy blogging,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Nabila

Its ok, you can always improve your organization skills, we all learn. you maintain the intensity of posts very nicely, no doubt.

You know about fake commentary, what else i need to tell you :D

I know that you know that who is Miss A, don't ask me how i know, but i Know, obviously through Miss A only :D

I was never sorry, i don't know how people are construing it to be an apologetic post :D

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Apoorva

lol, Romance would come back, don't worry :)

DO come back again and share your opinions!

Cheers,
Amit

Miss Sunshine said...

"It shows your lack of ability to classify your thoughts and channelize them in a right direction."

I disagree a bit here.. cuz some ppl blog to clear their cloud of confusion.. hmm.. :D to each his own anyways :D

and group blogs..well, i hate them more than you do..haha :P

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Apurva (ah, i finally got the name spelling right :D)

Take the sentence along with the paragraph. I was talking about labels there. I said if you don't classify your thoughts in right labels, you could hinder your progress in classifying your thoughts in the right direction.It's just a small observation, nothing else.

Ahh, I know what crap goes on the group blogs! And i also know why you hate them so much ! :D

Cheers,
Amit

Manju said...

i said "noone's forcing you to read what you don't want to" only because Poscript said : "So many times now, I've come across 'heavy' words with an utter disrespect for grammar. It's disappointing. I found one other thing rather odd. Why do people divulge minute by minute updates about their lives ? I thought blogging was about sharing views not intimate news"

I think people will blog about what they like, and they'll do it how they like. To be honest, there are no hard and fast rules to blogging. If someone wants to blog about his personal life with lots of slang and crappy language, that's his freedom. If you don't like it, don't read it.let's all just respect each other's freedom of expression. No haters please. Is it THAT hard to do?

I'm going to look out for your pictures post then! :)
good luck with the exams!
x

Post Script said...

@Manju Whoa slow down. No haters here. Read again. 'I found one other thing rather odd.' Besides I'm new to the blogosphere. It's just hard to bypass so MANY blogs to hit the ones I'd like to read. And the damn "next blog" button just disappears after like 5 blogs.

Some sweet guidance would be nice. I am after all no more than a n00b.

Cheers.

Adisha said...

Pretty serious stuff! And you probably will make a few people pissed off or hurt ! :)

Well, not much to say except justify the two points of which I'm guilty in my last 1/2 post.

Just justifying to show u another side of things. :)

1. Past few weeks I've been pretty upset, so I gave a priority to comment on other's blogs rather than my own. Only for my past two posts have I not replied to comments since there wasn't much else to say except thanks or That's what I mean.

2. I kept the size one smaller to segregate one section of the writing, which I mean to change to italics after your comment.

Yeah I know .Probably none of it was aimed at me, but then I just wanted to clear the air. As for the rest, well, I guess each to his own. You really can't control any one else, can you ?! :) People will keep on tagging, or group blogging or having multiple blogs for no reason. Blogging is personal and for most people just a place where they come by to vent or a low priority hobby.

Though I personally feel, you could have made the same points, keeping a lighter tone and Not sounding so irritated, been a little more objective...

Anyways, gave me an idea for another post.. Maybe in due time ...

Hope to see more of you around ...

Suresh Kumar said...

Hmmm.... replying to comments is really an art.... and sometimes when many find themselves at loss of words, they just insert a smiley or a ty... at least it wud convey the readers that the comment s read....

And abt tags... I had done some... but it doesn't come naturally... it puts some pressures on ur grey cells... But sometimes people who tag you wud do to get a more clear picture of you. Some tags are nice and some are not... But for good blog friends, sometimes we may be forced to take it.

Megha Gupta said...

o teri!
this was the first word tat stuck my mind after reading this....kya hua oye...
i know there are things tat suck totally....but then they shunt be given much of attention i guess... things bother only till u allow them to bother u.... its ur arena...ur style and ur perception.... tat is wot i guess a BLOG is...

so carry on....
no matter wot!

love
Megha

Ketan said...

Hello Amit!

Honestly, I'd reached your profile once or twice, but got disappointed by your blog's title. But coming to know through another blog that you're an agnostic, I decided to actually go through your blog. Maybe, I should've looked up thesaurus for other meanings of 'romantic'. :P

Very interesting post this was to say the least!

I agree with and follow almost all the rules you've mentioned. Except for maybe, having a single blog! If you decide to visit me, it is 'Neglected Serendipity'--the other two are merely for experimenting with templates and other features of Blogger.

I practically started blogging only 6 months back, but am very surprised to see that the blogosphere truly is representative of the kind of people we get to meet on the streets. Not refraining from indulging in hypocrisy even on platforms where others can't see them!

And one complaint--you use hardly any other emoticon other than :D , which at times didn't seem relevant to the point you'd be making.

Take care.

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Adisha

lol, you don't needed to give any explanation really. Honestly, i started following you very soon and i am NOT that cruel to judge you on just one instance. Your blog didn't even crossed my mind when i wrote this. As u said it may hurt a few people, but then i can't be specific and has to be as general as possible but still giving subtle hints at some frigging assholes. And i know, it has already worked :D

You didn't made those mistake deliberately,so relax,i have nothing against you. I really don't need to actually say that even. Now as far as doing things and i am having not control is concerned, i don't intend to get control over anyone. Do you SERIOUSLY think that one post can make me control on group blogging or tags or the way awards are handled. You are kidding me, right?

Please go back and read, its MY rules, MY opinions. no where i have mentioned people should follow my rules. I follow them to be cut off from all the mean politics and bitching which goes around in the blogosphere and concentrate on my writings. I am here to write, not to bitch about people (though for some people its the main thing ) If i understand the responsibility of keeping the blogopshere clean, atleast on my end, i would vent out in a very clear manner. Using strong or lighter language is my prerogative, it was required in such kind of post. This post would have had NOT even half an effect, had i decided NOT to pick the exact instances. Mind you, in no way i am defending abusing, i myself have said it very unlike of me to come up with such a post. Probably if you read me more, you will understand and appreciate exactly what i just said :)

I was quite objective at a lot of points, but if i don't like advertisers,and they are getting on top of my head even after repeated reminders, don't expect me to be a saint and take all the crap. By the way, the post worked - an advertiser who was following me has unfollowed me, cool na :D

Hope to see you around,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Ketan

You are probably the first person i have encountered in 1.5 year of blogging who has been put off by the title of the blog, other have found it interesting and ventured into reading the blog. But then its you, a different person, and you are entitled to your opinion. Its ironic that you decided to comment on this post and NEVER on those mushy romantic posts i used to write before, but then its your opinion. Just like, all the other romantic posts were read by other followers, you could have been more objective my not judging a person based on ONE SINGLE post. As far as looking for different meaning of Thesarus is concerned, well i still have the right to write what i feel is the best thing on my blog, I don't need to make a SEPERATE BLOG to convey the same writings.

You could have easily integrated your two other blogs into your main blog easily, though its early days for you in those blogs, so its not COMPLETELY wrong to judge you. But you need to show the diversity to justify (atleast to me) that you actually were right in segregating the blogs. Please go back and read what positive thing and example i have given to illustrate where having multiple blogs helps. You should get the drift :D

And as far as :D is concerned, yes i use it because i find it amusing to use :) specially when i am using :D in brackets, since using :) means two brackets and its a but clumsy. Also as far as using it an inappropriate places in concerned, well different people perceive humour in a different way.You don't have to laugh at something which i find funny. And specially when the humour is directed towards you :D

Ketan said...

Uh-oh, Amit, time for some clarifications, looks like. :)

This is the first time I visited your blog, and went through it in chronological order. I read whatever posts I encountered first! I'm planning to go through the rest in some time/days.

I'd just visited your profile. I'm not judging you on the basis of your blog's title--of course that's your prerogative. The thesaurus comment wasn't a sarcastic one. 'Romantic' means a certain kind of perfection or idealistic condition. I was referring to that meaning of 'romantic'. How would you know if there are others who didn't even bother to tell you about the effect of your blog's title on them. And though, I didn't clarify it, I regret it that I didn't actually go through your blog earlier (two days back, to be precise).

Of course, I'd read your post pretty well.

The reason I'd made the other two blogs was solely to experiment with templates/themes, etc. 'cuz I wouldn't like to lose my original settings experimenting on my 'primary' blog.

What I wanted to tell you with your usage of emoticon was that some other like ;) or :P could've conveyed things better. But again, it's your prerogative like everything else on this blog.

TC.

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Ketan

You are contradicting yourself dude! You said you visited profile before also, and were put off by the title of the blog. Now you are saying you are visiting the blog for the first time :D Also, how can at someone else blog let you know i am agnostic, i guess we have talked once on yahoo chat (through my blog), and i know which blogger friend gave you my link. So, this is not the first time you are visiting my blog. Talk about observation power, take that !

Please feel free to browse throug the blogs and let me know your thoughts on the same. I was offended by your romantic comment clearly because i don't expect a person who hasn't gone through my writings to tell me what Romance is, probably you need to be clear while airing such views on a public platform.

experimenting with other blogs is cool, nothing wrong in it. And offcourse, its my prerogative just like you have your's :D

Cheers,
Amit

Sakshi said...

Well I don't know what to comment as I agree with almost all the point you have put up. But wondering what if you think am trying to patofy you?? Sigh!! So am just quietly adding your blog to my reader and becoming a follower *goes off silently*

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sakshi

A quick reply, if you agree with all the points, and you think i have put them forward correctly, then you don't need to do anything else. Because clearly you have voiced your opinion. Thanks for becoming a follower, would love to see you around but would adore you if you voice your opinion irrespective of thinking about this post!

Thanks,
Amit

Sakshi said...

A quick comment once again. Trust me I like commenting more than even writing a post on my own blog. My blogger friends will vouch for my commenting menace. I am taking my sweet time going through your blog and will definitely put my 2 cents :)

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Ketan

oops, apologies for the confusion. I mistook you for someone else. I can see you are coming from Netika's blog. Good to know you :)

Alright, no worries, i guess all confusion gone now, so happy blogging and i would see you around next time for sure! Please feel free to share your thoughts, would love to read them.

Cheers,
Amit :P

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Sakshi

Another quick reply, please take your own sweet time to go through the blog, and let me know what you think about it. Looking forward to seeing the menace of your comments :D

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Shruti

yup, i guess me and you will always have one blog, what say, hi'5 in the air :)

Glad you agreed with some and like the way i put it across, btw you are in minority this time :D

Take care u2,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Eternally Distracted

Welcome to my blog, this was a welcome with big firecrackers i guess :D

I am glad you found something useful, though don't tell me a person with 180 odd followers is a novice, or you have made all those followers with fake ids, lol, kidding, no worries!

Will be great to see you again here!

Keep coming back,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Deepika

lol,thanks for observing my great observation power :D

glad you found something useful here, you can partially be blamed for half a point in this post. Ping me online sometime,will let you know. But hey, i was annoyed, now i am cool. And you are a sweetheart, and you know that!

Love,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Kaddu

It took me very less time to write it actually, but yes i was updating the draft whenever i felt something was worth mentioning.

Advertisers don't see the content of your blog, they have set targets, how many links you put on various websites. what was the content of those websites is irrelevant.

U were doing tags crazily,i hope i do some tag someday from u!

No worries, u can do that but just make sure different colours are in same font.

These are my rules, its absolute no compulsion for you or anyone to follow it. But if you think it makes logical sense, do follow it!

Cheers,
Amit

Aparna said...

Curiosity dragged me here, as I read about your comment in Sujata's post.(About the one liner) Came to see what her one liner was.
I am flabbergasted.I did not know people try to display their ads in other peoples blogs. It was an eduction for me. I started blogging only few months back and I am still trying to find my feet.
I hate these awards that people mindlessly give. I won 2 but still have not accepted them. So what does the protocol say? Can I refuse to take them? And if I do, do I really have to pass on the award to 5 or 8 people?

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Aparna

Hi, i remember you commenting on my awards post last time, didn't saw you after that! Good to see you here again! Well, no nothing like you should not accept. If someone is giving you the award, we should be gracious enough to take it. The point i wanted to make was don't give it to show off to people and don't give to people who don't deserve it because if you do it creates a bad impression. And its ABSOLUTELY not necessary that you have to pass the award to x no. of people. That line of thinking holds true for tags though. And ironically, this is the only reason i don't do tags immediately after getting them, i take my own time and do it my own way! But then these are my rules, you should follow what you think are the best!

I hope i am going to see you again here soon!

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Post Script

This is your first comment here, welcome to my blog space. Glad you liked it, but please follow rules which you think are important, and just not blindly. Blogging can be instrumental in improving vocabulary and grammar, if someone really wants to take it seriously and willing to improve upon it.

See you around soon!
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Manju

Apologies for the confusion. I thought it was a PS to the comment you send it to me. It didn't strike me that you have directed it towards a fellow blogger named Post Script :D

Ya, i will take up that tag once i am done with exams, let me know if i forget after 21 AUg :D

Thanks a lot for your wishes!
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Manju/Post Script

relax guys, nothing major here. no hate, only Love at Hopeless romantic's blog. lol, sounds funny, but anyways :D

I agree with Manju in this that everyone has a right to write what they want to, there are NO blogging rules for it. Same is true for what kind of language you decides to use it. But if you are using abusive language just to seek attention and that too regularly, its of no good! Even if someone is writing about his/her day to day account, it doesn't matter. You like it, your read it or otherwise follow the path.

Post Script, you may be new to blogging, but remember follow rules or make rules only which you feel right. Not what i tell or anyone else tell. Happy blogging!

Stay well both of you,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Suresh

You made a very good point. Its important to comment when you have something substantial to say. Just commenting to attract blogger's attention is pathetic!

Tags make you answer things about yourself, and i am not very good at it, so i find them too hot to handle. But there is absolute no rule written anywhere that you HAVE TO do a tag when it is passed to you, though it is courteous to let the tag passer know you are doing it or not. Also, some tag can be really monotonous and this is the reason i detest them, since i don't want a sub standard post on my blog.

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Megha

lol, kya hua shock miss panchkula to Delhi, ab to tu Delhi wali ho gayi hain :D

Anyways, i am not bothered, don't worry. I am just letting a few people know that they create nuisance on the blogs and i am not the one who would take any crap from anyone. You should know this too yaar, so relax, i am cool !

Love,
Amit

How do we know said...

ha ha ha ha ha.. i know i m supposed to be serious abt this post, but really, i was just laughing all the way.. u have a right to your opinion all right.. and glad that you have voiced it here for all to see and know.. now they know what to expect and not expect on ur blog, or in ur comments..

And God Save the person who gives u a tag next.. :-)

Hopeless Romantic said...

@HDWK

there was nothing really serious about it, it was just a few things said in a stricter tone. People will comment or decide not to comment based on my writeups and not based on this post.

After this post, already 2 people have tagged me, and they are safe and sound. Read again, i didn't said i don't want to be tagged, i said let me decide when i am going to answer the tag!

Cheers,
Amit

IcE MaiDeN said...

Here i am FINALLY, to comment on ur blogging rules. Just like ur rules go, these are my opinions are are supposed to be taken as just that okie? :)

#1, abt commenting... right said indeed!! But i dont know how many out thr maybe lik me, bt are just IMPOSSIBLY tied down wid work.. sometimes it so happens that someone comments, bt I(again im talking abt me) decide to comment later, cz a return thanks put thr just fr d heck of it doesnt mean anything, ryt? :) Sometimes tht aaramse karungi time never comes. Life is just so busy. So rest assured that DOESNT mean that i do not care abt the ppl who comment on what I write. :)

abt bluffing ur way thru views... hmm i m frankly pretty blind, so i havnt noticed anyone who does that. All in all it MAY happen that someone genuinely has similar views on everythng u write. quite possible eh? :)

#2 - I couldnt agree LESS with this point. Looking from this side of the line, a plain, even fontsized writing makes a boring read. I would rather pick up the newspaper. :P See, a blog is ur space. Some ppl are just expressive. loud may mean CAPS, expressed emotions may mean stuff in italics in asterics, and some othr emotion may mean a whole new color. Its solely the person who writes that decides na? :) what should matter is WHAT is written rather than HOW it is written. It isnt some exam ryt? :)

#3 - Group Blogs are weird. Period. Totally Agreed!!! :)

#4 - SO NOT TRUE!! seriously! Some ppl just wudnt want to clutter one place with everything. Fr ex, Ashrita, she is a fantastic poetess n writes poems frequently, she decides to start a seperate blog just for poems. That DOES NOT make her a split personality!! Lolz. Coming to me, I have multiple blogs too, and one of them, is simply letters for a loved one that I dont wish to share with anyone. hence its private. thats it. Another one is for Quotes that Im extremely fond of. Just imagine separte blogs to be a higher level of abstraction, instead of using labels na! :)

A Blog isnt some editorial column that needs to be updated, writing shud come naturally, nt out of compulsion. I write when I feel like. As simple as that. Now how does it matter, if my old blog isnt updated frequently and here Im starting another. once again, I STRONGLY belive Blogging is a personal passion. To each his own. :)

#5 - Lolz!!! SOOOO TRUEE!!! I call them GRE words :P :D Shud enlighten them abt KISS - keep it simple stupid :P :D

#6 - Ill tell u something funny. When the AWARD-o-mania came around, I was showered with some pretty weird and insane stuff - sexy blog (eh? yeh kaha se aaya? :O :|), rocking riter (Hell yeah!! u dont even knw me, havnt even read half d stuff I write, whch probably does even make sense to u, cz all i write abt is random stuff!!!) n wht not. I reciprocated to a few with some painstakingly created (on my own!!) awards, that I felt were deserved. The rest I guess were offended, and no more awards followed. LOLZ! I broke d chain of uttter spam i like to think! :P

TAGS - I have to admit I love them, They make me think and I like to answers questions about myself :P I did a few, back to back, almost out of sheer boredom, and since I didnt RE-TAG ppl, they stopped coming too!! :D

#7 - No clue what this this all about, n going by ur words, I dislike them already ! :|



Phew!!! FINALLY done!! Sorry for the long comment, I just had to comment on this one. It was like having a good natured GD :)

Annie.
P.S: I hav d nasty habit of using sms lingo, i realize most ppl find that extremely irritating, so sorry abt that :)
P.P.S: I also once again emphasize, all the above is MY opinion and shouldnt be taken personally. :) \m/ Peace.

M.J. said...

Preach on! I really hate word verification too...And, to add to your list, I have a problem with happy-all-the-time bloggers--how fake is that?

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Annie

Welcome back to my blog, this is your second comment after you started following my blog (i have a sharp memory,so don't fret too much, i haven't gone counting how many times you have commented). It is ironical that you decided to air your views on this post, and neglected other posts which were in sync with the feel of the blog. Did i touched a raw nerve, somewhere :D But, anyways that is out of context. Let us get into the business end.

1) You should probably go back and see the words written in capitals again in this point. I have talked about the people who do it EVERY time. I am not talking about a lapse of reply due to sheer paucity of time, which is very natural since we all have busy schedules and blogging can never be the first priority for any full time working individual. But, i was talking about those people who would reply to comments when you bootlick them and agree with their posts/point of view, but would avoid if you say something against their wish. Also, its incourteous if you make a habit of not replying to the comments on your posts, which again means you hardly bother about what you are writing. It happens in blogs, but then its my opinion that its high show of ungratefulness not to reply to your readers, however early or late it is, doesn't matter. Its your response which matters! As far as fake comments go, the answer lies in your statement only, it MAY be people have similar views but i don't really believe too much in flukes. Probably its time to open up eyes to see how the fake commentary goes on just to attract attention on blogs!!

2) I am finding it funny, but answer again lies in your statement. Everyone has its own way of putting words, its how i see blogging and posts which i have put across. I am talking about those posts where people do it unnecessarily and just to show off. Yes, you can use different fonts and colours (though i personally don't prefer to use), but there should be a limit. Doing just for the heck of it, just because you like playing with colours, and various fonts is undesirable and frivolous. If you were following Kajal's Pink orchid blog, you would realise that she used to use a lot of colours, but most of them (if not all!), there was a reason to it to display various emotions. that's all right with me, but there are bloggers (without taking any names) who use it carelessly and without any reason. its not an exam, but then its not a scrapbook also. Its the person who decides how to write, but then its me who decide what is putting me off in one's writing.

3) Good, you didn't went into the details of this one. And public platform is not the right place also to divulge personal details or sort out personal issues which may have been raised in the past due to group blogs or by the people who own them. At the end of the day, we all learn in life !

Hopeless Romantic said...

4)) Go back and read, i said if you can't manage then don't make it. If you can, no worries. Talking about Ashrita, its been almost 3 months she has stopped writing on her poems blog, she has transferred all her poems on to the main blog (go, check it out, seems you have been not there for quite some time just like my blog :D). She did it because she found it difficult to manage both. And this was exactly my point, if you can't manage and maintain, there is no point of keeping multiple blogs. Please note that i am not talking about multiple personal blogs where a writer wants to share his/her writings only with some specific people. That kind of blogs are out of scope of this argument.

If you want to write on the same topic, why not use labels. You can also take labels as the lower level of abstraction on the same blog, and lower level means lesser complexity. Point is, you are making things easier for yourself but making it tougher for your readers, because if you are running 3 blogs, i need to follow 3 blogs (that is if i want to or if you allow me to :D). Think from a reader point of view, not from a blogger point of view and you would surely get the drift ! I agree blogging is personal, but where did i say it can be a compulsion. I myself don;t blog more than 1-2 times a week, because simply i don't have time on hand. Rest is that if you have some strong Different views to share on blogging, you will have different blogs just like i mentioned in the example in this point.

5) Yup, i agree and it looks bad and tacky!

6) May be awards and tags would stop coming my way also after this post :D See, you love talking about yourself, so u do tags. I don't like to talk about myself, so i am not that comfortable with doing it too much.Also, as i replied to someone above i find them monotonous and don't really like to have a sub standard post just for the heck of it. Different people, different opinion. Cool na!

7) You are the lucky one not be bothered with those morons!

No worries, i love doing a GD too, MBA preparation before starting here helped me save my ass, i guess so :D

PS: no worries about the lingo, till it doesn't get so obscure that people are not able to comprehend it it.

PPS: Don't stress too much on "personally", i may just start taking it, lol, kidding!

Best wishes,
Amit

nsiyer said...

It takes all sorts to make a world, not very different in the blogosphere.

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Mara

Well,i just wanted to write about i perceive blogging and discuss a few of its negative traits. But ya seeing the response, it actually became more of a sermon :D

Well, the people whom you are talking about have an Ostrich mentality, they don't want to see the reality till they are back stabbed or they come to know they are bitched about people whom they trust the most!

Thanks,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Iyer Sir

Pretty true words, but then these are my views about blogging. I am not forcing anyone to follow it,i am just telling that i follow them and find that's how i work on blogosphere!

Regards,
Amit

~*~ Jal Pari ~*~ said...

I wanted to cry after reading this post because thats exactly what I've been thinking. OMG word for word. I have nothing else to say. Keep penning! God bless :).

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Jal Pari

lol, OMG! Don't cry, enjoy the post and be happy! Thanks for the wishes!

Take care,
Amit

Shadows of life said...

Aha look who is talking...

and wow I see a lots of comments have been deleted..

Well, good for you, keep at it!!!

Hopeless Romantic said...

@SOL

the comments were deleted because they were private conversations with a few bloggers, not because i was like offended with them!

Cheers,
Amit

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

Very true in many points..i am wondering isme tumne mujhe to kahin nahi kosa :P

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Mahesh

I was not specific to anyone here in this post, as i said there will be many persons with the same characteristics on my blog! So nothing personal dude at all, just letting everyone know what i like and what pisses me off in blogging!

Cheers,
Aimt

Satans Darling™ said...

Phew...

You should include all the comments in the post section too :P

So much masala in here.. Haha

Well, I would say that it was about time someone would come up with a post like this. I mean this is an outburst after just tolerating so much stupidity around you. I agree with all the points that you mentioned above. I agree with Annie when she said that I started another blog for poems, to try and organize what was going on with my blogging. But then I agree with you when you said that I had a hard time managing it. Besides, if I make one blog exclusively for poems, I need to keep posting in it as well as in my original blog and I do not have the time for that!

I am wondering who Miss A is... Hmmm...

And the Thesaurus, don't even get me started on it. It is actually advisable to use a thesaurus when you're trying to improve your vocabulary and learn new words. I use it too. But that needs sense too, you cannot just blindly use it anywhere and everywhere you want!

Font colors... I remember telling someone to do me a favor by changing the fonts so atleast I could read their blog. Some of the color combinations are so gawdy that you cannot read a single line. A blog I read had a purple background with parrot green fonts. It sucked!

It is completely in one's own hands, how to advertise your blog. And the balloon of following other blogs so they follow you back gets busted not so far down the line.

Lovely post! I love controversies. Keep em' comin buddy! Mush when coupled with Anger usually leads to Passion!

Satans Darling™ said...

I agree with Jal Pari... Meri aankhon main aansoo aa gaye!

Spark Star said...

I liked these rules. I have broken several of them in past. :P :P


But, I think one should follow them.

PS- M a follower :)

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Spark Star

Hmm, cool if you follow them. Should make blogging easy!

cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Ashrita

Do let me know if you know who Miss A is :D. I don't like controversies, but ya if i am speaking my mind, and something comes across, i don't mind at all :D

Cheers,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@Ashrita

Are nahin yaar, rone ka nahin, bindaas hasne ka :D

Love,
Amit

Shruti said...

Gawd! u have literally pulled a fast one on practically all kinda bloggers out there!!

Great research on the types of bloggers :D
Now I guess eveyrone will become more careful while airing their views online :P

divyadugar said...

I have been reading your posts quite regularly since the last couple of day and am yet to finish reading all of them, yet I must repeat what you must have heard, rather read, too many times, a VERY VERY good blog! Probably, one of the most engaging blogs I have come across!

Your tips are certainly very enlightening!!! (I am not too sure whether or not I am adept in the 'art of commenting', yet all that I have in my kitty now is just heart felt appreciation!)

Please keep writing and don't even think of vanishing from the blogging world,

An ardent fan,

Divya

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Shruti

Don't know about whether it covers all kind of bloggers, but it surely reflects on certain pretentious aspects of blogging (which i surely fin irritating and BIG put offs). Not everyone is obliged to follow them, just that i don't like them.

Thanks,
Amit

Hopeless Romantic said...

@ Divya

Thanks a lot for that appreciation, I love the sign off tag - "an ardent fan" :)

I don't think i can vanish from the blogging ever, even if i do for sometime - i will still be writing somewhere in another corner. Like i was doing in the past 4 months.

Love,
Amit