Soliloki

Prosaic soliloquies performed by a quixotic person

Archive for November 2010

Make This Known

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Back when I had my first weblog in year 2008, I didn’t care about hoarding as many readers/followers as I could. Because to me, the whole blogging business was only about recording my life events that had happened over a period of time--not marketing them. Just like what one does when one has a personal diary. Soon after a few months of being a solo reader of my own blog though, I started to gain two or three avid blog readers which I thought was amazing, because it certainly had never crossed my mind that anyone would be interested in my daily (or rather, monthly) anecdotes. I guess since then, I began to get actively involved in the blogging sphere--replying comments, commenting on people’s posts, following other bloggers, and the lot. It was great and I enjoyed it immensely as most of us were a part of a close-knit blogger community.

Yes, at first it was all fun. Getting to know people, making new friends, and all that. However by nature, I’ve never been an extrovert. I’ve always loved being an anonymous mortal and a boring wallflower, believe you me. So, living in the limelight makes me feel uneasy and that’s one of the reasons why I stopped blogging and subsequently left my fourth blog (where I’d a fairly good number of readers). But then again, like the age-old adage says, to err is human but to keep changing one’s mind is even more so. So for that reason, I created Soliloki on WordPress.com and started to blog again. Besides, once a blogger will always be a blogger.

Initially though, I tried really hard to steer clear of revealing this new weblog of mine after leaving the old one back in October. I only publisized Soliloki to some of my closest schoolmates since I was still feeling limelight-shy (and still am). I suppose, I’m now ready to reveal Soliloki to the masses because I kind of miss the close rapport I used to have with other fellow bloggers.

And I hope that I’ll not ever regret make this known to the public, cause I have a feeling that I am going to feel sort of antsy about this (oh boy, this is so not bueno).

Written by SZA

20 November 2010 at 4:59 PM

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Sacrifice

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Just of late, I was roaming around the Net and I stumbled upon the above-mentioned word that, at one glance, looked like too big a word. And seemed to me, breaking it down to a simpler magnitude appeared to be almost impossible, for this term per se carried such a massive load of weight. I didn’t exactly stumble upon the word by chance though, as obviously this Wednesday will be the day of ʿĪd al-ʾAḍḥā festival and consequently I was merely googling about the occasion and its significance. After spending thirty minutes clicking a link after another in Google to learn more about this event and some other related articles, I came across the word sacrifice. With my cat’s-like curiosity, I spent another thirty minutes searching about this topic and managed to snag some definitions of the word from the Net. As in the Wikipedia definition of it. On the word of the online encyclopedia,

The term is used metaphorically to describe selfless good deeds for others or a short-term loss in return for a greater gain, such as in a game of chess.

Subsequent to reading the definition, one thought popped in my head out of the blue and got me thinking--does this mean donating money and deducting it from your tax a selfless act?

Written by SZA

15 November 2010 at 11:45 AM

Posted in Happening, My Two Cents

Feet in Mouth

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I’m doing it again--walking the talk with both feet in mouth. Why? Well, the answer lies ahead.

I got to brace myself now, for it’s time for a makeover of my existing blogging game plan. OK, not that I’ve any kind of plans established in the first place. Besides, if I really did have one, I’d probably stick to it only for a split second before mentally archiving it to my plausible-but-hopeless-endeavor folder. So, the feat of having a blogging strategy is most likely doomed to failure from the beginning. But, for this particular occasion, I’m willing to do a one-eighty and bend my blogging principles just a bit. Well, not to say that I’ve any, by the way. ‘Tis just a figure of speech. But, of course we know that already.

Alright, prologue over. Now, let’s move on to what I’m about to say lest my minute and volatile memory suddenly crashes and loses all my saved data. I wanted to get all of this down on the slat before I forget everything because my capability to retain information what little I usually remember is unreliable. So, what was I saying? Ah, yes, if you have read my earlier post Here for Good, you’d know that my perpetual laziness and non-existent life are the key ingredients to my on-and-off-but-mostly-off relationship with Soliloki. And I’m ashamed of that (sorta). Well, that’s about to change, folks.

See, I got a verbal comment on my last post from a fellow friend about my semi-hiatus, so I’m now mulling over to increase the average rate of posts published per month on Soliloki. I’m all aware that battling with laziness and rummaging around for interesting stories to write are not easy, but I shall try--try being the operative word--to write new posts more often. Once a week possibly. At worst, three posts per month.

Having said that, I hope this time my both-feet-in-mouth act is worth it. And will truly transpire. With a bit of luck, this will be the last time my long-suffering mouth is housing my two feet after bearing the pain throughout the 25 years of my existence. Too bad a piece of duct tape over mouth has never been seen as a chic fashion trend.

*Peering down*

Hm, at least my feet are clean this time.

Written by SZA

15 November 2010 at 12:27 AM

Posted in Blog, Whatevs