Phew, now that was hard work guys, seriously, I put in 15 hour day on Sunday. Cuts, scrapes and bruises aside, very enjoyable 🙂
My amazing writer friends who I’m graced to know, produced some lovely pieces of improvised writing.
You can see all of the posts for this first challenge here – Whose Blog is it Anyway?
First I would like to apologise to the commenters who I haven’t been able to reply to. My blog does get quite busy and some days up to 250 comments. So sorry for that, I do my best, but sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day.
I wish to express my thanks to IdiotWriter, navigator1965, travellingMacs, dannyboybroderick, suzjones and sfoxwriting blogs for rising to the challenge and exceeding all my expectation. And thanks for taking on the comment load, appreciated and well done.
Now I would like to announce the winner. It’s calculated thusly :-
(Age x shoe size + no of comments – word count / sex appeal metric x minutes it took you to write it) / number of trolls you provoked x feminist-masculinist coefficient
And the winner is … ME of course, no one else managed to upset any trolls 🙂
Joking apart, I really couldn’t pick a favourite, wouldn’t be fair and it was never meant to be a competition. I realise everyone worked really hard, and I enjoyed ALL of your work.
You did a really fantastic job, I’m very proud of each of you. First class effort.
Suz – thanks for going first, and being super quick getting back to me. You’ve achieved exactly what I asked of you in a most wonderful piece, I’m sure they will name a hospital or a bridge after you. Luckily you seem to get my sense of humour 🙂
Nav – what can I say bro, you charming devil, a very eloquent and well put piece, that leaves me in no doubt that asking “What do women want ?” is a very very dumb question. I don’t know if you know but somehow you worked your way up to my top commenter in two days, quite a feat with 53 comments. Dude you’re awesome. I’m rooting for your book going gold, platinum or whatever, I’m right behind you.
Kerry-Anne – you’re a sly one aren’t you! Listening, who knew ! Well I did actually, but thanks for elaborating and explaining so well. First class work.
Belinda – what a charmer you are, I love your poetry, but what a piece, it’s like you read my mind and then improved on it. Superbly improvised, great theme, perfect. And I love that you’re now getting guys asking for relationship advice. Maybe you should do a relationship advice blog for men, or relationship coach !
Steven – thanks taking up the challenge and grabbing the bull by both horns. A very informative piece, on a topic that men aren’t usually “for” so high praise for that. Especially also liked your power-ladies of the ages, and very nice summary, as a complete history-ignoramus I learnt a lot.
Danny – super fast writing writing, and what a great bit of luck you’d already thought about the topic. Very well written and thankyou my friend, always a pleasure.
Christopher S. Malone – Thanks for your input, the intro to impro and the warm up exercise. This was very useful for me as a reminder, and also hopefully for my readers learning a bit about impro.
ALL of you are welcome to participate in any later challenges.
There will always be a special place in my heart for the morons who can’t read simple instructions, and feel the need to blurt out the first thing that comes into their heads. It’s a place called pity, mostly.
Sympathy I have for those who take responsibility for own their feelings and state their case without the need to project their inadequacies onto me or my friends. That’s adult rather than child. In my mind rather than blogging, a counsellor or therapist would be a more productive use of their time. Or perhaps just learn to read, and cultivate a sense of humour ?
Troll-flushing whilst tiresome and irritating, has it’s rewards, in the knowing of loyal friends and followers, versus the one’s who are just here for a good-time ride.
A very rewarding experience, and something different for my blog.
Would I do it again …. Hmmm, now look out for my posts I have an idea there might be something coming up soon …
“Whose Blog is it Anyway ?” 2
Last of all, have fun and happiness in your writing and all your creative activities.
Comments are invited. BUT you are reminded that this is a public blog and also you are reminded to think before you press the “post comment” button.
Good manners are a mark of a charismatic person – so please keep comments civil, non-argumentative, constructive and related, or they will be moderated. If you feel you can’t comply, press the “unfollow” button and/or refrain from commenting.
I read ALL comments but can’t always reply. I will comment if I think there’s something that I can add to what you’ve said. I do delete comments that don’t follow rules above. For persistent offenders I will ignore you permanently and/or report you.
Most decent people already know how to behave respectfully. Thank you for your co-operation on this.