Old Version – what the blog was about?

So the blurb below was relevant until about March 2013. Then life caught up in a number of ways and time for this, was somewhat limited. So I let it go for a while. Then a while longer. Then it was 2016. Then I needed an outlet for the occasional thing. So now the blog is back, in some form or other. But the bit below is what the blog started from, if you are interested now. If not skip out and read something else. Thanks for getting this far – Jan 2016.

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Brain:- 1)  an organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates, functioning as the coordinating center of sensation and intellectual and nervous activity. 2) Referring to intellectual capacity.

Splat(s):- a sound of something soft and wet or heavy striking a surface.

Brain Splats:- In the written sense, the sound of intellectual capacity striking the surface of the written, or typed, page.

I needed to get back into writing. I read somewhere that a good exercise is to write for at least 15 minutes a day. It could be one of my own projects, a diary, some question you want to answer, some meaningful, or meaningless, blurb. Just do it for a minimum of 15 minutes a day, or hopefully more. I figured I would do this but up the stakes a bit by putting it on a blog. This blog. However good, tedious, different, just whatever came out.

The blog has quickly evolved to a mix of essayswriting exercises, attempts at poems, regular features like “Monday haiku, and what I learned this weekend“, “the alternative take“, and “tv vegetable“, the latter two are quick to get to via the menus above (if you are interested).

Once I got well past the 100 post mark, I realised that it was time to focus more of my efforts towards other writing projects. Around mid June 2012, I reduced the blog posts to around three a week (usually on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays). I still attempt daily writing of some kind.

Oh yeah, I nearly forgot, I have just a couple of rules:

  • Privacy – I don’t think I’m ready to totally put my person out there as I’m a bit private, and I don’t want someone stealing me. I will therefore use aliases where necessary.
  • I have a couple of projects on the go and I don’t wish to put too much about them on here. There may be a couple of days where I add something along the lines of “time used on other projects” – but I will try not to cheat that way i.e. and do nothing (as of 20 March 2012, I haven’t)!
Enjoy the blog.

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The following text was the original description of the blog used until 20 March 2012:

 Do you want to improve your writing skills? Perhaps the quality, or maybe just the quantity. Well I’m not going to be explaining the ins and outs of writing structure here. There won’t be many tips on punctuation or style as a function of this site. I’m interested in writing but with a family, and the daily goings on, have little time to do it. A typical excuse you might say, and I would likely agree with you. So I figured, let’s start with some commitment. A useful, or so it would on the surface, tip, is to write for 15 minutes a day. It doesn’t matter what about. It could be one of your projects, a diary, some question you want to answer, some meaningful, or meaningless, blurb.Just do it for a minimum of 15 minutes a day (or more if you want). No cheating, you cannot do 30 minutes one day and have it count for the next. So I figured, lets give it a go.

Then I figured on something else. What would I put in it? Could I keep up the commitment, and if so, what would I write about. Surely 15 minutes is nothing much is it? So I figured I would up the stakes and put it on a blog. That is pretty much whatever it is that comes out. Some days will be ultra tedious no doubt, and others, well let’s just see what happens. Can I do that?

So here it is, with just a couple of rules:

  • Privacy – I don’t think I’m ready to totally put my person out there as I’m a bit private, and I don’t want someone stealing me. I will therefore use aliases.
  • I have a couple of projects on the go and I don’t wish to put too much about them on here. There may be a couple of days where I add something along the lines of “time used on other projects” – but I will try no to cheat that way i.e. and do nothing!

The rest, it can go on here. Enjoy and hopefully don’t get too bored.

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13 comments on “Old Version – what the blog was about?

  1. L.S. Engler says:

    Hey, there, good sir of the splattered cranial matter! I just wanted to drop you a little note to let you know that you were one of my nominees for the Versatile Blogger award. Come check it out and join on in, if you’d like! Thank you for having an awesome blog!

  2. Lauren says:

    I love writing, and every little bit of advice I can get just keeps adding to what I can use in the future – you’re on my reading list 🙂

  3. @alipeoples says:

    This looks like a fun blog, I smell a follow.

  4. Cool! A blog that helps with daily writing prompts, which we all need. I’m going to visit whenever I’m stuck. Which will likely be on a daily basis. Thanks for following mine!

  5. mrbrainsplat says:

    Well the blog is all kinds of stuff, so hopefully you might enjoy some of it.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Dan says:

    Thanks for following my blog – I came over her to check yours out as well and I’m glad to say that I’ll definitely be back!

  7. Ann Marquez says:

    Ditto Dan above: Thanks for following my blog 😀 I’ll be back as well 😉

  8. Elliot says:

    You’re welcome, thanks for stopping by, hopefully you might find some of it interesting.

  9. DyingNote says:

    There’s scope for a one-on-one messaging tool on WP. But till that comes up, I had no choice but to go to your ‘About’ page for this message. Over time I’ve grown to respect your opinion. It’ll be nice if you could go check my other blog banteringram.com (also on WP) which is a very erratic outpouring of random thoughts from yours truly. I’d value your thoughts on those posts but it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to, given all your time commitments. Thanks.

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