I am a seekers of patterns and causalities. A humble spectator, an inept analyst. A frontless back-end. A call-it-as-I-see-it-er. An aspiring, unsuspecting puritan. A serious man, an idiot savant …without the savant. And even the idiot, when silent, is thought wise.
I’ve always held off my thoughts and opinions in the fear of being laughed at or proven wrong (in that order). In class, I’d hang my head to avoid standing up to questions that I could easily answer. In meetings, I wait till everyone around the table has had their say. Then I wonder if I have anything to add. This blog is an attempt to put myself out there: to be the first one to speak and risk the ridicule; To risk being told to my face that I am, indeed, mediocre. Perhaps then, I’ll manage to take this attitude out of the virtual world and off for a walk.
I am: a Muslim, a Bangladeshi; by profession an advertising and strategy consultant; Aspiring writer and development enthusiast. Social misfit and talentless musician.
I hope my blog will be about ‘ideas’ – borrowed or otherwise. Please share yours.
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like the name of the blog and also the introduction in this page.
Thank you. I am quite new to blogs – and am still trying to figure what to do. I hope you will come back, read my posts and suggest improvements.
Your honesty is refreshing and your writing is original and worth reading, so keep at it!
Dear Tara, thanks a lot. ‘Original’ was the compliment of the decade! Hope you come by again.
Thanks for stopping by Candle & Quill! And remember – your opinions are unique, so never be ashamed of them!
Never ashamed. Right. Thanks for your visit. Please come by again.
Very interesting blog and humorous, well at least from the parts that I read.
Yay, thanks Silvia. Your kindness is exceeded only by your beauty. Please come back and talk some more. It’ll make me write better.
I’m so glad you decided to “put yourself out there” love your blog! Bless up!
Hey hey! Yeah …putting myself out there isn’t as easy as I thought – but hopefully I’ll get mo-better. Loving your blog – be wary of those doxxers though! Peace out!
Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your support! Also, the artwork you use for your blog title, I really like it. It’s a very powerful and dramatic piece. Who is the artist?
Thanks and I’m really enjoying your blog too. The artwork, which I’ve been (embarrassingly) unable to attribute with a tooltip, is by a talented Canadian digital artist named Vitaly S. Alexius. For more: http://alexiuss.deviantart.com/
oh yes! I’ve seen this artist before! I wonder how I didn’t recognize his style. Thanks for the link!
The moment we make a stand, we cease being mediocre. Good luck on your journey.
Thanks a lot Quo! Really like that attitude …but I guess I’ve grown old enough to be okay with mediocrity. Its kinda cool really. BTW really enjoying your hilarious posts.
Hi Adnan, thanks for stopping by my blog and for liking and following! I like your style of writing – very funny. Linda.
Hey Linda! Thanks a lot. Love your blog and the window it opens to Latvia. I think you’re really brave for erm …braving the country and the culture there. Looking forward to more from you!
Still haven’t figured out if I’m being brave or stupid but I’ll go with your take on things 😉
The Scream…thank you for liking Sleepy Thoughts.
Hey Ms. Vee – yes indeed its ‘The Scream’ a piece I find constantly mystifying. Love your blog and ‘Gracefulness’ was a delightful read.
Thank you for your kind words. I find the Scream to be indicative Mona Lisa.
A “humble spectator”- I like that…as well as the idea behind this blog. I look forward to reading more. Thanks again for stopping by my blog!
Hey Anna – thanks a lot for swinging by. Loving your posts and photos! Keep up the great work.
Love the painting the scream I had the pleasure of seeing it on my travels, so it caught my eye, your writing style is very unique and interesting Im glad I stopped by.
Ah! I await the day I’ll get to see Munch’s masterpiece. I was very moved by your ‘who am I’ section – it had so many little stories within stories. Thank you for your compliments and best of luck with the novel.
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really interesting blog! i like you writing style. Great work Adnan! 🙂
I don’t how I missed your message earlier (hence, the delay). I have been checking out your blog too. “Don’t Just Write Words” was especially enlightening for such a brief post 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and dropping a line.
“In meetings, I wait till everyone around the table has had their say. Then I wonder if I have anything to add.” –> That’s exactly what I do as well! I recognize myself in your words. Looking forward to reading your posts. Cheers!
Hey Norah – it took me 11 months to plan this reply! Am so glad you dropped by …another classical introvert, it seems. I’ve been away for a bit – getting married and stuff – but I hope to be back. I’ll come visit your blog soon.
Hahah wow really? Congratulations! I didn’t even remember this comment so no worries 😉 .
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Regards & Many Thanks,
PR Executive | Lamudi Bangladesh
Thank you, Tasneem. Mine is a niche, personal blog and perhaps it’s best that it stays that way. Why don’t you come and read some of the pieces?
All the best to your venture.
You are most welcome. Sure I will through your beautiful writing, even I went through some. That’s why was interested to contribute a little from us! All the best to you too 🙂