Sunday, April 4, 2010

Metathinking and Other Indulgences.

I haven't been writing because I thought I had nothing to say. This is not true. It turns out that I had - have - things to say, but nothing that I thought was fit to post here.

And why not? I OWN this blog, after all. But the problem with being slightly paranoid about the nature of the information one wishes to make public, is that it results in the construction of a blog with a distinct personality; my blog has gone from being a benign white template accepting of posts of EVERY description with loving, open arms, to a snarky, judge-y Cruella de Blog. Everytime I would approach her with a nebulous idea for a post, she would raise one skinny eyebrow.

Awww, shawty be intellectual and shit, y'all. Ain't that cute.

And while 'intellectual' is a word that will never be associated with me, it is true that I am in a little bit of a think-ey mood these days (hold the derisive laughter). Right now I don't want to be flippant, I want to be earnest, and really, who likes earnest? Flippant is snark and cigarettes, earnest is chest pants.

I'm not doing a lot these days except thinking about thinking; specifically about the way I think, the assumptions I rely on and the validity of those assumptions. The idea is to treat nothing as sacred... once you put your life deliberately on shaky ground, interesting results emerge. I'm still playing with the idea of starting a separate blog that will be for these things alone. To be honest it probably won't materialise, but it's worth a thought.

There are very few songs I know all the words to, and they are all either by the Killers or The Who. What does this say about me?

I'm reading the Bhagavad Gita, if an English translation alongside a mishmash of commentaries is 'reading'. I was simultaneously slightly icked out and intimidated by it. A few days down, the ick is gone. It's early days yet, but I'm beginning to understand why some people read this book every day of their lives.

I've hit that phase again where this blog, this template, this text, this font, they've all begun feeling constrictive. It's time for a change I think, so suggestions for a new blog-host are solicited.

Kindly do not suggest Wordpress, however. Wordpress makes me want to stab nuns. I cannot code to save my life and something very fundamental in me is deeply annoyed that I can't upload templates of my choice. Livejournal is a little..odd..and typepad is... middle aged? Shit, the politics of bloghosting.


Where do I go from here?

18 comments:

Roy said...

keep posting...no matter where

Mudra said...

:) Tumblr? Xanga?

And see? Writing about how you actually think/feel isn't that bad after all. :)

Virus© said...

The Who is possibly the best English band after Led Zeppelin and The Beatles. Lynch me for not including Pink Floyd, but The Who kick major butt when it comes to it.

The Killers and The Who- that says absolutely nothing. Gimme some more names I might derive something.

Perakath said...

Don't be silly. Wordpress is unparalleled.

Mudra said...

Forgot to add - I've been toying with the same idea myself, and will probably move to Wordpress. It's a nice place. I think you can do something with templates.

Spaz Kumari said...

@roy - aw thanks :)

@mudra - i thought tumblr was one of those graphjam kinda thingies. and isnt xanga like myspace? myspace scares me. :(

@virus - the who is behind the beatles and better than led zep, i think. as for other names... cake, the foo fighters, simon & garfunkel, ray charles, louis armstrong. now derive.

@perakath - oh hello! also, no. wordpress is snooty. a friend told me "when you start out, you start with blogger.. when you grow up, you move to WP." wtf?

@mudra again - you also! why but? and yeah you can upload themes if you're a paying member hosted on their wordpress.org server, not a freeloader on their wordpress.com server. how will i make amateur header images and change the font type to eye-hurting neon, eh? EH???

Mudra said...

I know 1 blog each on Xanga and Tumblr, so not much to go on. I checked out the home pages though and they seem like proper blogging sites. :)

Why would I move? Too many people who know me, have also discovered my current blog. And when some of these people are from... er... professional settings, it restricts my freedom hugely. About Wordpress, custom headers are possible...! Go to Appearance --> Header.

Mudra said...

Oh wait. If you mean creating a whole new theme from scratch, then yeah, I think that's not possible. :)

Jil Jil Ramamani said...

Came to my mind :

1. The importance of being Earnest.
2. They say about the Gita, open any page and there is an answer waiting to answer your question. I found it to be true.
3. Livejournal? :D

Kroswami said...

dai!
I was thinkin the same thing!
perhaps the idiot-friendly arms of blogger.

Spaz Kumari said...

@mudra - you should meet her. Her mum reads her blog regularly, and i MEAN regularly. My mom knows i have a 'blog', but for the moment she's focusing on figuring out what a 'URL' is. I know the speed of my mom's learning curve, so i'm safe in the knowledge that this blog will be a distant memory cached in some dusty corner of the net by the time my mom figures out how to get to it :P

and 'create a new template from scratch' = HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH. haven't you seen my MSPaint work, woman? do you truly think i am whiz enough to code?

@sindhu - well i find that the gita is full of answers to questions ive had at some point or the other. also, livejournal is a possibility but not a probability, and dont smirk, bitch :D

@kro - hain really? which thing? bitchy-blog/gita/wordpress?
also i think you're right. ill end up in the idiot-friendly arms of blogger only.

Anonymous said...

multisyllabic malingering? naice naice.

law school has not changed you, luv.

RukmaniRam said...

"when you start out, you start with blogger.. when you grow up, you move to WP."

I've heard that too.. and if you want to move, xanga or myspace. totally for serious writers, okva? Wordpress schmordpress!

Spaz Kumari said...
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Spaz Kumari said...

@anon - why would it?

@rukminiram - i know! we'll show that stuck up wp.

Divya said...

Hello. "Her" here.

@Mudra- I've just gotten used to it. Sometimes I even use it to my advantage. Ask Spaz how much I enjoy freaking my mom out at times, by using my blog :P

Bunty Cobra said...

I'd say it's a shame that you're not familiar with the super-awesome program that mini lyrics is.

http://www.crintsoft.com/dl.htm

You'd thank me, Indiegurl. :D

As a quid pro quo, you can help me with my script. It's got a law twist to it.

- curlyconman.

Pringle Man said...

I'm quoting you on "I don't want to be flippant, I want to be earnest, and really, who likes earnest? Flippant is snark and cigarettes, earnest is chest pants." in my facebook quotes.

Hello. : )