Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Now taking Requests

What with work getting more and more hectic and my comp crashing and with the IPL, I haven't blogged in ages. There are a couple of half-formed posts in my head, but I'm probably going to let them swim around for a bit till I can type them out on a comp instead of on my phone, which is what I'm doing for this post.
Instead, to spur myself into writing something and to see if anybody still bothers to read the blog, I am going to steal an idea from Tyler Cowen and invite regular readers to nominate topics they would like me write about. Obviously, since I am nowhere near being the sort of stud that Cowen is, I hope the topics will revolve around stuff where it makes sense to have me write something original, rather than pasting stuff from Wikipedia or something. Also, since I'm typing on my phone, stuff that doesn't require me to type out long essays would be preferable.
So far I haven't really established any particular tone or style for this blog, so hopefully this will give me an idea about what sticks with the regular readers, and what aspect of my writing sucks. Let me know what you think.


  1. Okay. How about a "Day in the Life" post? What it is you do at work, etc. Detail is always fun.

  2. 1) Your religious beliefs (or the lack thereof).

    2) Stream of consciousness post.

    3) A virulent rant about something that pisses you off. With a lot of cursing (chuck the PCness, JC)!

  3. @Han - I did a post called 'Structure and Discipline many months ago that graphed my enthu levels. I think that was a sufficiently entertaining, though not necessarily accurate version of a 'day in the life' type post, no?
    If not, I'm currently working on putting together a training session on direct marketing. Would you like me to post that..?
    @wanderer virulent rants? I don't really rant about stuff much even in real life. Stiff upper lip and all. Religious beliefs is an option. Stay tuned...

  4. Ok, I'm a little late, but these should still count:

    1. Since you're a Cowen fanboy, why don't you take up his latest invitation - a list of books that have influenced you the most?

    2. Something food related. I like food posts.

  5. Murthy! Der aye durust aye and all that.
    I did do a facebook note a while ago on 15 books, so I guess that kinda covers the book list post, no? It's here.
    As the Barenaked Ladies sang, it's all been done before.
    As for the food post, most of my cooking of late involves combining stuff that's ready to cook with stuff bought at a restaurant. Not very appetizing, sadly.