Back in November, while attempting National Blog Posting Month or NaBloPoMo, I had posted a throwback thursday on my posts from June 2014, the month when Of Opinions started to take some shape. I wasn’t stats-conscious back then so, I had no idea I only had 13 visitors to my blog that month. It would surely have put me off posting had I been aware. Things started to pick up in July. It was in this month that I finally developed some sort of a blogging voice. However, my readership was still very small. Thus, I believe, there are a few good posts sitting in that July 2014 archive worth a visit from my newer readers. I could re-post them but, they are bound in a time-situation-emotion context which wouldn’t suit who I am now, a year later. I will try my best to tell you why some of them are worth a read, and it would be lovely if you read even one of them!
Of Dud Posts – This was the opposite of what this post seeks to do. I had many posts which hadn’t been great shots at blogging, i.e. duds and this post listed them all and why they failed. I even gave myself blogging Razzies.
Of Disappearing Blogs – WordPress had recently changed its posting facilities. On the previous day, I had written an entire post on dreams directly into the processor here and when I published it, it vanished into thin air. It took me a day to recover but then, I decided to reflect on how safe our written work really is on the web.
Of Images and Words – Before this, I had resolved not to add any images to my blog. However, I was starting to realise how an interesting visual brings readers in. I still feel uncomfortable about this, and the fears I had prophesied in this post have come true for me.
Of Consistency – Mainly to do with building a blog but, applies to anything that needs to be done often enough to do well.
Of Writing and Depression – Back then, I didn’t receive many comments. But, this was a post that encouraged discussion. I am very proud of this post.
Of Laughter and Truth – All good comedy, like all good storytelling in general, comes from the truth. Therefore, I find it baffling why people expect comedy to somehow be divorced of reality. In this post, I discuss why an element of truth is so important in eliciting laughter.
Of Addiction – Addictions are boring. Really, when you look at any of them, they just get so repetitive and predictable. This was a semi-humorous take on a serious issue. Do not read if it is a sensitive subject for you.
There. All in all, it wasn’t a bad month to be writing this blog. I remember it being my happiest with it. I’d love to feel the same way again but, you can’t feel new love for something that has become a habit. Well, my dear Of Opinions, we’ll always have July…