Shamelessly Curious

“Who’s Responsible?” The one who’s writing/moderating this blog isn’t the least bit responsible for it. She’s (yeah, now you know that am the gender that started all the trouble) tried writing other blogs before. She wrote ‘okay’ she guesses, but people didn’t come by to read. Lesson learnt: Renounce Responsibility.

              “Yeah, So What?” So nothing. And I have slashed off the first rule of  Writing: Don’t Lose Your Audience. We’re Ideating Here, Guys! This blog is an open invitation to all those lurking, looming, annoying, itching ideas in your brain that seem to scream: ‘Hey, what’re you doing in office mate? It’s a beautiful day!” Here’s your chance to let it all out. Share what everyday things do to you. Simple things like a white sugar cube disolving into milky yellow tea. Or your son’s chubby hand disolving joyously on your work-drained palms. Feeling happy already? Thank you!

“It Works If You Work It!Feel annoyed in serving yourself? Time to change, fellas! Here, I write to give you a lead, and you comment, squabble, grope each other’s lungs to squeeze out the last dregs of oxygen. Everything’s fair here.  

“You got no Job?” Unfortunately, I do. And fortunately, I wish to repair my meaningless life by this spiced up blog. Honestly, I’ve got big dreams for this. Who knows, maybe, baby steps do really lead to Idea Yetis? It’s fun out here. Believe me.

“Get the hell outta here!” You wish! By the way, in case, you really really wanna know, where exactly this ‘hellish’ place is, and want to throw a good dose of inky abuse, please comment on the posts. I assure you that all your participation will be recognized and replied to. Still interested? Okay, write to the Ideator at weareideating@gmail.com.

You can also publish your posts here! Every week will have a theme. which will be announced on the Jobless News page. Writers get 3 working days from the day of announcement of the theme to submit their stories. All submissions to be made on the e-mail id provided. The best post of the week will be published here on Sundays of every week on the Sickly Sundays page. Please provide your email-id, postal address and a short bio. Try not to mention too much of your seriously serious achievements. Instead get silly and tell me the last time you picked your nose in public. Y’know, that kind. The winning writer needs to answer a standard questionnaire, the questions are available on the Jobless News page. In case you’re wondering, it’s The Badger-Bother Interview. The questions are to be answered only by the week’s winner. Please do not pre-answer the questions of the Badger-Bother Interview. Just send in your entries to the gmail id, and I will get back to the winner with the questions as an attachment. He/she answers them, as briefly as possible within the next 12 hours and it gets published with the post. Savvy?

Standard Requirements for post submission:

Time period/deadline: 3 working days from the date and time of theme announcement.

Send it to: weareideating@gmail.com with subject as Sickly Sundays Submission. Include postal address and a photograph of yourself (it is highly recommended that you capture yourself at the embarassed best). Posts sent after the closing date will not be accepted. Please write fresh. Published material (yes, it includes dumb blogs like this one) will not be accepted. Do be honest. I’ll not do a check on the publication status. I hope we keep the trust.

Submission Type (Theme Based):

(1)Writink: article, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, 1 scene play, dialogues, reportage, experimental (that’s a good word for ‘etc.’). Write only 1 piece at one time. Poets have the freedom to submit three. Remember to have a tacit connect with the theme. In case you’re the chosen one, you’ll be bothere’d n badger’d about this. Remember: You’ll have to pay me for every extra word after crossing a 1,000. Subject line: Sickly Sundays Submission-Writink.

(2) Picturit: maximum 5 in a series. Send jpg formats only. Also, give appropriate caption to each of your photographs and a 2 line backgrounder on the series. Subject Line: Sickly Sundays Submission-Picturit

(3)Crexperiment: This is an open category. You can send paintings, mixed media work, sculpture, mock ads/real ads (please mention year of publication, copy and design credits, agency name), photo-poems (a combination of photographs and poetry), original novel excerpts (only chapter 1 of novel-under-progress), recipes etc. This category, as I understand, may not always abide by the theme. However, a tacit connection will be appreciated. Subject Line: Sickly Sunday Submisssion: Crexperiment.

I’ll be hopefully introducing new categories soon, depending on my degree of joblessness. Thanks! 

Your queries will be answered in the Come Again?’ page. Mail them at weareideating@gmail.com. Subject: Come again?:Query  

In the unlikely event that you are still reading this and have questions doing an irritating stroll down your left lobe brain, you’ll find most of the answers in the I Told You So page, which functions as the FAQ for this blog.

IN GENERAL: Summing up:

  • Send all letters (Sickly Sundays Submissions and Come Again? queries) to weareideating@gmail.com  
  • All photography, ads, paintings, sculpture etc. should come in jpg format only. Nothing else is acceptable. The Ideator will not get back to you to re request appropriate format. You can be the best of the lot, but you’ll just miss out on being published here. Kindly submit High res files.
  • All letters should be addressed to Dear Jobless Ideator.
  • The get-back time for ‘queries’ is indefinite and subject to judgement.
  • The author/moderator’s decision holds final for choosing the weekly winners for Sunday Sickly Submission. Entries will be judged and rated according to a) Style b) Quirk Quotient c)Wowability. The Jobless Ideator refuses to answer questions to the tune of “Do you know what this piece means? Do you have any idea what you’re losing out on by not publishing this?” No, dear, I don’t. That’s exactly why you’re not published.
  • The Jobless Ideator will try very hard indeed to publish the winner’s write-up post in its original form. However, minor edits may happen. The Ideator will dent the edited copy with the changes marked to the winner, who has to send his/her approval within 12 hours, failing which the Ideator will be forced to publish the edited version without the writer’s consent.
  • The write-ups should come proof read – properly punctuated, grammatically correct and with zero spelling errors. The Ideator is not jobless enough (as yet!!) to proof your work.
  • Am giving you a breath of Life. So you work/write/squabble/rant/bother for free here. Warning: I may suddenly ask unpaid favours from you. I don’t have money. So you get none. (Phew! that was hard!)
  • Comments on posts/discussions are mandatory for anyone who visits us. They will be published after moderation.

 

E N O O O O O O O GH!

Poor dear, I know how frustrating ranting can be! Tell you what? Take a break and go visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003260591471&sk=wall

Apologies, everyone. Request you to be shameless in spreading the news of the blog’s existence around planetearth. See ya!

 

 

  1. April 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

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  3. June 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

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  4. June 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm

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