I love writing. I love creating stories that whisk me away and give me lots of time in my imaginary (until proven real that is..) worlds.
Sometimes though, and now more and more frequently, I don’t really like talking/writing about writing. I don’t really like telling people what they’re doing wrong/how to improve it, as if I am some vast pillar of knowledge when I am still very much learning.
Here’s the skinny on how to write. Just do it. Put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, or voice to dragon (Dragon Speech for those of you wondering what the f#$% I’m talking about). Don’t take just one persons advice and don’t believe negative ninnies. Have faith in your work.
Yay! Confession over! Now onto what I do love doing. Reading. Observing. Observing how others react to situations. And that brings me to my second confession…
I love reading the Daily Mail. It’s trashy, ridiculous, has teenage editors (or so anyone with a basic understanding of English is lead to believe), and can be wildly incorrect while also spot on. But above all else, it is constantly thought provoking (especially the comments section).
So, my new plan for my blog is to aim for a once a week (or more if I’m feeling particularly ranty) discussion on an article on the Daily Mail. I will still be doing my pin of the week, I missed last week’s pin because I came down with a nasty cold that I’m still recovering from. Which brings me to this week’s rant (non Daily Mail this time).
Why do people ask how you are when they’re clearly not interested?
It’s rather fun to reply honestly. To watch the double take and the brain freeze as they attempt to process what the appropriate response is. Or, some just smile cheerily as they charge by while calling, ‘that’s great!’ Which does provide a giggle. I think it’s funny how well trained people can be to an extent, until you provide them with the untrained response. Because naturally, if someone asks you ‘how are you?’, you’re required to respond, ‘fine/great/wonderful – thanks for asking, how are you?’ and they holler their reply as dismissively as they asked it while walking by.
Kinda like dealing with Sheldon…
Anyone else notice this? Have any fun responses for that question? Had any awesome reactions?