Miscellaneous is the tagline to store random posts that don’t really belong elsewhere. They may involve tags, awards, challenges, and other book blogging nonsense.
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The Blog Most Likely To…
I saw this over at Lucy @ The Reading Date a while back and thought it was a pretty fun topic I could run with; despite Huntley Fitzpatrick being an author I have yet to read. I’ve seen her name far and wide across the book blogosphere though! With the anticipation of her newest title, The Boy Most Likely To, Penguin invited bloggers to share their own superlatives using the feature “The Blog Most Likely To…”
So what’s my superlative?
The Blog Most Likely To: Vomit Nonsense
(…and smile while you’re bombarded with rational incoherence.)
What constitutes a nonsensical vomit?
The pure conviction behind button-mashing all the keystrokes in translating your thoughts into semi-coherent words. Moreover, the point is to hit that post button and share it with the world irrespective of positive or negative commentary (or whether it makes any damn sense at all).
Why all the nonsense?
— If you’re like me, your brain is a jerk for reaching toward all sorts of tangents all the fucking time. This isn’t to say that you aren’t able to articulate these jumbled thoughts…it’s just that there’s so much of it blending together that, in truth, there is no end to any discussion; and,
— I share this voice because if not me, then who?
What are some of my favourite rants so far?
From witty satire and snark to a serious look at storytelling tropes and blogging, I think I’ve written about a lot of random topics since I’ve started my Think Aloud discussion feature. (The full list is here.) While I enjoy vomiting every single word, some standout posts to write about were:
If you’re willing to share, I encourage you to let me know which discussion posts you have enjoyed or perhaps the direction of rants/discussions you enjoy reading; whether it be satire, serious, thought-provoking or what have you. As much as I write for myself, I also aim to entertain and expand the thought-bubbles of those reading it.
What discussion/rant has been your favourite to write about?
If I haven’t read/commented on your discussion post in question, drop me a line with a link and I’ll check it out (eventually)!
Who do I think should write about their “The Blog Most Likely To…” superlative?
At first I wasn’t going to tag anyone to do this (because it’s not a traditional tag) but what the hey, why not? I’ll set the tag limit to 10 but since I haven’t seen much of this superlative-tag around the blogosphere, I’ll give it a big push (because I can):
…and you if you would like to do it (it’s a pretty solid schedulable-post!)
If you think I have my superlative wrong, let me know what you think it should be. Or, if you’re curious/willing, I’m definitely game in choosing (or providing inspiration?) for your superlative haha (kind of like my book blurbing post).
At the end of the day, this prompt made me evaluate what I think or hope my value is in the blogosphere. It’s pretty vain but I guess you gotta believe in what you’re trying to sell, right? (Stroke my ego some more, thanks!)
Have fun with it and stay classy.