|Posted by Ratin8tor on August 19, 2012 at 5:00 PM|
Hello and welcome to In Too Deep, where I over-analyse a certain section of pop culture.
A year ago (sorta, roughly, kinda) I started writing a simple blog where I talk about anything that happens to cross my mind. 200 blogs later, I'm still doing it. Who'd have known. So what should I talk about with such a prestigious blog? Well why not tell you, the reader, the secret to my success. Just how the hell do I write what I write.
See, it's both easy and hard to write one of these blogs. There's a few steps that need to be undertaken in order for it to work:
Step 1: Find something you like. Now this is probably the easiest part. Say you like Batman, or Doctor Who, or Disney, or Death Note. Find something that you have a somewhat good knowledge in.
Step 2: Find something you also like. Once again the purpose behind this is to work out what you enjoy. Say you like Disney, and say you also like Death Note. Those are the two things you like.
Step 3: Find some sort of way of connecting the two together. Now this is probably the hardest part; and you probably need some brilliant pattern recognition software already pre-installed in your brain. But as I've learnt time and again, everything is connected in some way. It's not hard to find some sort of connection between two things you like.
Step 3A: Make up a connection. If for some reason there isn't a connection between the two things you like, make one up on the spot. Find something that connects them and talk about it.
Step 4: Write the blog post. Now that you have your crazy idea where you combine two things, you can go wild writing about it. Combine Disney with Death Note. Toy Story with Theology. Insane theories on why the Simpsons don't grow up or on how the Sorting Hat works. Once you've got the connection write about it.
Step 5: Post the blog.
Step 6: Wait for critical acclaim as people debate whether the muggles could beat the wizards in the war (which is brilliant conversation starter by the way, if you need to break the ice at a party).
And that is probably the extent of my process when it comes to writing these things. 200 blogs that can all be boiled down to comparing Object A with Object B and explaining why the two of them are similar. Course it's more fun when you get really crazy and come up with some really strange stuff, if for no better reason than it throws people off and forces them to rethink everything.
But while I've got your attention as you're busily writing down these tips to trump me in the blog writing apartment, I might as well thank a few people.
Moviefan12: For being a blogger and inspiring me to blog. He proved that you can do an on-going blog series about stuff you like and people will still read it.
Les: For promoting me in the early days and giving me the motivation to keep this silly thing alive.
James: For setting up this fancy new website for me to post my blogs on for all the world to see.
Everyone else: Anyone that I've ever done a crossover with or had a debate in the comment section with.
And finally you. Yes, You. The reader. Without people reading, then this is just my inane ramblings about things I enjoy. Without people debating in the comments I wouldn't have had the motivation to continue.
So there you have it. How I write my blog series. A bit self-congratulatory, but I think after writing 200 blogs in a year (and probably racking up about 140,000 words doing this) I'm allowed to congratulate myself. We'll resume proper over-analysing next time. Till then.
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