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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Epic pimpage

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” ~Thomas Jefferson

One of my New Year's resolutions was to stop writing just for the sake of doing so; which has manifested into epic posts that probably require chapters and sections and an intermission. For my next post I strongly suggest having a beverage and a snack nearby because hoo boy, it's poised to be a long one. In fact may I suggest a Patron Margarita, chips and guacamole? Hearty and guaranteed to fuck you up enough to ignore my 179th post about Trader Joe's. Let's just say that I don't think I could ever write a novel because it's too many words and pages and thoughts but I'm one prolific motherfucker and my fingers hurt. The end.

Other things that can easily keep me from writing in the paragraph form – though hot damn I'm doing a lot of that right now – is the constant feeling of knowing that I'm about to fail at something miserably. It's like falling and falling and falling into a deep abyss and I knew this would happen and I could have stopped it sooner, but I am brilliant and stubborn. "Keep on keeping on" is a phrase now permanently removed from my repertoire of clichés.

So two things:

1) On Friday, yours truly will be playing carnival master to the Carnival of the Mundane. Which you can read about at the previous link. I hope for more contributions between now and tomorrow and welcome anyone who can write something more mundane than my startling expose on making your own granola. Because if you can do that, my hat goes off to you. Email all contributions to:

2) IndieBloggers, Indie Bloggers, Indie Bloggers. I feel like I need to speak about the idea behind this site very, very slowly. One need not write something new to submit to IB, in fact I’ve submitted approximately one recent post to the site. And then realized that the posts I adored and wanted to share with the internetwebosphere the most were posts of yore. Like remember that time I jumped out of the window while babysitting? Or that time I suffered the ennuiparapsychosis? If you’re wondering why I’d ever think to share my absolute lameness with more people than I already do? Because I can. And you should too. It requires the simple act of signing up and then you can post to your heart’s content and everybody’s a winner.

Now go forth and write, I say! Write!


Anonymous Gooseberried said...

I don't get #1 at all. Maybe I missed something. Indie bloggers sounds cool. You going to blogher this July?

9:00 PM  
Anonymous Alison said...

I need to post something else to Indie Bloggers. Been a rough month for me on the blogging front, though. Meh.

So I can delve into my archives? Good.

9:20 PM  
Anonymous Schnozz said...

Sadly, I can't read this post, because I must deny the entire existence of Indie Bloggers. I insist on pretending it was never born. This is because I refuse to accept that a group of people can be uncategorizable. I don't like that. It hurts my head. You will get in your box where I put you and you will stay there.

No club called the Random Sample Club exists for a reason. And that reason is that I WILL NOT ALLOW IT.

I think maybe you just need a little tagline. Like ... "We say we're uncategorizable but actually we're all aspiring writers, which is totally a category, so are you happy now, Schnozz?" And then I will be okay with it. Grudgingly. Because really, I still don't see why we can't just ... you know ... clique up a little. For old times' sake.

Look, even indie people have to compromise sometimes. I don't think I'm asking too much.

7:07 AM  
Blogger Heather B. said...

Gooseberried: Just find the most mundane thing you've written about and email it to me. Then I post it. That's all. And of course I'm going to Chicago! Duh! you should too!

Alison: YES! delve into your archives! Post.

Schnozz: Oh lady, you're next on my will join I say. JOIN!

I am so damn demanding today.

9:07 AM  
Blogger GirlGoyle said...

Post the same post on two different blogs? Nah....too much effort required. I'd rather be found than pushed out to the public. Which explains why I have a whole 3 readers I suppose. Oh well.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous laurie said...

OMG as soon as I saw this I thought of you immediately! There is a video, too, but I can't figure out how to link to it. Darnit.

My entire website is an homage to the mundane. Except where I am from we pronounce it "Hom-ujj."

And prolific is good :) Embrace your prolificness!

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

Um, I write about the mundane a lot. Unfortunately, I don't write about it terribly well.

IndieBloggers looks fabulous, I'll check it out further when I'm bored at work tomorrow.

7:16 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Thanks for the reminder about Indiebloggers. I'm submitting something else now...ish.

8:02 PM  
Blogger metalia said...

You know, I don't think I've ever written about anything that's NOT mundane. Will go back and take a look...

10:06 PM  
Anonymous LisaBinDaCity said...

Do I have to write? Can't I just go with you to Trader Joe's?

10:19 AM  

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