Time is at premium these days. So I thought the best solution to it would be to add to the pile and blog every single day of November. Cool idea, right? Yes, I do have ’em bright ones every now and then. Try my approach sometime, and let me know how it works out for you. All I ask is for you to not start throwing things at me in case it doesn’t. I can always give you newer ideas that may not work.
Jokes apart, I thought this would be the best way to send a firm message to certain people that I don’t need their services in writing, not that posting daily in the past has helped, but still worth a try. Seriously, why do people mail you offering to write blog posts when you are doing so much of writing yourself? Perfect strangers, and don’t be deceived into thinking they aren’t genuine, they are as genuine as they come, write and
beg ask if they may please be allowed to publish ‘relevant’ material at Shail’s Nest. With their request is *conferred* the honor of adding (again relevant) links to their website, which they assure me contains content that is (once again) relevant to my own website.
Now this is where I throw in a dozen of ‘gorblimeys’ and ‘bless my souls’ a la Lord Emsworth (even he went only so far as shelling out half a dozen), the woolly headed eccentric peer brought to life by the amazing writing skills of my very favorite author (no prizes for guessing), P.G. Wodehouse. The reason why I throw the ‘gorblimeys’ and ‘bless your souls’ around generously is, I am very much impressed. Here are people who know zilch about me (or my blog) coming along and telling me what is relevant about it. Pray tell me, how could I not be?
If you must know the truth, ’twas like this that it happened. Words crammed together in the upper storey and when it got too stuffy up there (Air! Air!), some of them insisted on moving out. I was obliged to find a place for them and I did the best I could. Yup, that’s pretty much how this blog came into being. Irrelevance, that’s what I thought was its sole relevance. especially when the author describes herself as irreverent. But, it is indeed a lot of fun to speculate on the *relevance* of the requests from these eager-beavers.
What is not fun is when someone comes along and offers to buy up your blog. No joke this, totally verified. But they might as well have asked me how much I would sell Luci for, the answer being, You bleddy Wish!
So let me make this clear:
This blog is not for sale. It is not a commercial site, but a personal website. I don’t endorse products or services. I am not getting paid by anyone for anything I write here. In fact I shell out good money from my own pocket to maintain this website. I write only because I have something to write. And if ever that desire vanishes, I will simply close shop and move on.
So, this is how it starts, the NaBloPoMo of November 2015. In spite of the tight schedule, I hope to be here each and every day writing whatever gibberish comes to mind. That’s fair warning I guess for those who want to scatter 😉
©Shail Mohan 2015
Nice to meet ya!! I am doing NaBloPoMo too. Good luck and I get to blog writing request too. SMH!! I didn’t know if they were legit or not!
Glad you made a stop here. Thank you for your comment and welcome to Shail’s Nest. 😀
Sandhya Kumar said:
Nobody is asking me to ‘publish’ their articles in my website! Good to know that I am not famous!
Haha. You are too sweet.
It is irritating to get mails and then when you ignore them you get follow ups (we wrote to you, have you thought about it?)! I am thinking of putting up a banner on the top 😛 😉
Ashley Newell said:
I found your blog on the NaBloPoMo site. I think it’s hilarious that you are talking about the guest blogging and the people asking to buy your site. I get those all the time too. People are nuts! Good luck with your NaBloPoMo adventure! I hope it wards off all the evil spirits… or internet crazies.
The nuts are at your blog doorstep as well! I am glad to have company 🙂 Thanks for stepping in. Welcome to Shail’s Nest and thank you. 🙂
simple girl said:
I am actually clinging to the blog, now that a month full of posts to be devoured.
I wish you would give prizes for getting your favourite author correct … 😛
Glad to know that, SG 😀 Hmm… I believe you are waiting to grab the prize! 😉
I am happy for a selfish reason
That Shail has chosen November season
Trolls! Watch out!
Without a doubt
Unheeding of rules will be treated as treason!
D K Powell said:
Ha ha good for you! If you want, you’re more than welcome to blog on MY site! I don’t have time to do it very often right now. I have lots of relevent material and can offer you links to your own site… 😉
Lol, links to my own site! That’s priceless 😀
I have received several offers to write on my blog from complete strangers and I am like &&*88## you don’t say. Why would I want to let you do that? Not yet had an offer to buy a blog. Interesting folks. I enjoyed your post 🙂
Very interesting folks indeed 🙂 Thank you for the comment and welcome to Shail’s Nest 🙂
You are most welcome 🙂
Usha Pisharody said:
Like Sandhya says 😀
But then mine is a sometimes active blog, unlike your space 🙂 You’re a go gurl all the way, and them offers will simply keep pouring in, doncha worry 🙂
Smiling away @you’re a go gurl 😉