A few days ago, those following Everyday Inspiration course, got the instruction to collect post suggestions from readers and write today’s post based on one of those ideas.
I have added the request, as a footnote of a few posts. I hope to not have missed anyone else, but I got only one request, from a witty and hilarious blogger. She has the ability to always make me smile with her thoughtful and smart comments, as well as to doubt conventional thinking, search a little harder for wider perspectives, and laugh so loud, that I may have already upset my neighbors countless times.
Meet Mara Eastern blog, who in her words is: I’m a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler, and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour. I simply adore her blog. And I invite you to go there.
Anyways, here is what she suggested I could write today: “As to writing suggestions, maybe try writing about something that you never felt tempted to write about before?
Mara, I am a generalist and a self-confessed opinionated person. This is not a specialized, niche blog, and for that, some say that this blog may lack focus and a subject-matter expert that people can go to get insights. There are though, many things that I have never written before, and I may, or may not have felt tempted to write about it. I could do that now. It is scary and tempting for I have avoided themes that I am not even qualified to ramble about, such as horror, sex, religion, depression, adoption, abortion, etc.
On the other hand, as my blog is democratic, every voice is heard and every vote counts. I went to check once more if no one else had made requests. Here you have the official results of the poll:
- 1% wants me to write about something I have never dared before.
- 99% abstained from voting.
In case I would remotely consider to protest and refuse to accept the results, and to avoid a lawsuit, I checked the dictionary and its very clear message on the meaning of abstention:
- an instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion.
- restraint in one’s consumption; abstinence
Someone once said that “Silence speaks louder than words.”
Mara, this is a democracy, and the readers are
always (sometimes) right. I’m sorry to disappoint you but let’s be rational, and I know we both are. For over one year, I haven’t been blogging much, nor visiting other bloggers. I was working full-time on a wonderful project but for a #$@&%*! CEO
Meanwhile, some bloggers may have thought that I had died or given up, as it often happens after three years of posting, and unsuccessfully following the 10,101 tips on how to increase your following, be discovered by WP editors, go viral and become famous.
All of a sudden, not discovered and unfamous, I reappeared from nowhere, posted every day, and used a new tag: #everydayinspiration. My readers may have simply had an overdose of my (lack of) inspiration and are now in rehab.
So, what I have to do, and have not done before, dear Mara, is to abstain from writing.
Dear followers, you’d better head to Mara’s blog right now. I’m off for a walk with the Dutch cows, to listen to silence.