Monday, October 31, 2005

World's first blog story

I guess we have all seen the power of the blogging community whose full force was felt recently during the IIPM fiasco. As I fully realized the reach of the blogosphere I thought that I should use it in a constructive fashion and combine it with the tagging phenomenon to come up with the world’s first blog story. Every member on the tag chain gets to pen down a line in this story after reproducing the text verbatim as it has reached him/her along with the name of the person that tagged him/her. Everyone after penning down their line gets to tag one person but make sure the person you tag is a regular visitor to your blog and doesn’t take ages to do his share of the story as in case a lax occurs in the chain the story gets held. This is not a one time only tag so any person on the chain once can be tagged again if desired. The end result should be a pretty big blog story which propagates around the world with everyone contributing their share of their creative juices. The great thing is that the chain can be easily followed forward or backwards from absolutely any blog that is part of the chain and is good fun coz everyone just has to write one measly line. Make sure you reproduce the above text whenever you add your bit so that everyone understands the whole concept behind this tag. So well here’s the first line.

He had always known that silence spoke volumes, unfortunately it was in a language he failed to decipher on most occasions.

And well I also get the honor of making the first tag. So Totti consider yourself tagged do write asap (its critical to this tag’s success remember).

Happy Diwali to all of you.

P.S. A blog reader could do with some help on the evolution and status of English slang. Ppl interested in helping out can go through the last 2-3 comments of the previous post and volunteer accordingly.

27 comments:

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totti said...

i like the idea and i have written down my line and tagged pointy!:)

Susu said...

kewl... interesting concept.. I saw it in one other blog.. the story really went off quite nicely.. but I am afraid that weak link(like totti) might screw up the story:-p we should have some moderator for backtracking in case it screws it up... but I guess it can never go offtrack since there is no defined track... hope to have a nice long storywhich grows infinitely long and eats up blogspot's server space :>p

Point 5 said...

Interesting idea....but I think the updated story should be periodically posted on one fixed blogsite /website...so its easy to check the development, rather than following the links all right .....

Can u take the responsibility of posting the updated version...say every week ?....or else delegate it to Totti...he is jobless anyways...

Casablanca said...

Hmmmmm... so it was a tag that Totti was writing! And I complimented him for a line which you wrote? Lol.

But its his fault... he never mentioned it as a tag :p

Rohan Kumar said...

@totti thnx man, liked the way u led it on, I hope u can edit ur post and make sure u put in the concept behind this tag on ur post too

@susu Damn I thought this was an original and novel concept and well every person brings his/her talents to the table on this one, its a dynamic entity and the unpredictability is wat will keep ppl interested, u better do ur bit soon enough

@pointy good idea pointy, even though the chain due to its dynamic nature will go out of hand in a while why dont I make a blog for this and make u, Totti and myself members so that we can update it whever any of us has time?

@casablanca I shall take it as a compliment nonetheless (hope u will get on this chain soon enough too), abt that voluteering bit I dont think its a good idea neither will it end up being one of the most pleasant experiences of ur life ;)

Casablanca said...

Hmmm.. not exactly the first blog story... Brood Mode also started this a few days back.
But interesting nonetheless :)

Demi Goddezz said...

Happy Diwali..

totti said...

Casa - i will take the compliment nevertheless.These days are pretty dry in terms of compliments.:)

Rohan- I checked the story in the morning, it has taken a very good form. Pointy, Sus have written beautifully.Sus sounded my thoughts about being the weak link :p

totti said...

What was the thing you asked me to do? I put down the link in the first line indicating the source (your blog)?

Point 5 said...

Rohan, I think its easier to put a link to ur post explaining the concept than copying and pasting it along with the story. This would ensure that the post is not very long. What do u think ?

Rohan Kumar said...

@Casablanca Ah that rvelation has kinda taken the wind outta the blog story balloon :(

@Demi Goddezz Happy Diwali to u too, when do we see ur next post?

@totti Arggghhhhh this compliment is mine (imitating Cartman) :)
Ya but make sure you write that u r part of a tag chain that is part of one big story so that ppl chancing upon it anywhere know its part of the chain

@Point 5 Ya but just to make sure everyone does that I think we need to put a rider mentioning that its part of a blog story tag?
(Incidentally Susu has already forgotten to mention the link to post or the concept of the blog story as I write this comment, in his post)

Casablanca said...

Hehehehe... Rohan's a control freak! Look at him trying to get the blog story all organized and right ;)

All those who agree, say aye.

totti said...

Aye, Aye! i can hear rohan screaming in his cartman's voice."arrgh..Goddammit.You guys, i am not a control freak" :))
He is the male-counter part of monica!

Rohan Kumar said...

@Casablanca Nays (or watever else is the most opposite of aye) and in case u were wondering as blog owner my vote counts as 10 ;)

@totti Aye respect my authoritah
I can be a control freak only when I have already hit a certain someone for 5 sixes on the cricket field and I am trying to ensure the last one doesnt go for a four or something
Pointy since you have gone thru a similar situation while facing the same person bac me up on this one :)

totti said...

:)) . dude.remember parthu was the one who hit you for five sizzlers.Anyway, how about some cricket this weekend.Saturday morning.I want to play.So, does guru.All depends on weather.

totti said...

i have added the blog tale link on my blog lists on the right side

Swathi said...

hats off to u for starting a whole new tag.I wused to alwayz wonder 'bout the origin of these tags (now i know!)

would patiently sit in a corner and wait for my turn :)

Casablanca said...

You have been tagged :)

Rohan Kumar said...

@totti Since u bring this up I have to remind u abt the instances when you have suffered my wrath in far more harrowing situations

@Swathi Thnx, as u await ur turn u can follow the story at theblogtale.blogspot.com in its entirity

@Casablanca the baton's been passed on :)

Prerona said...

hello. i've been tagged with this by teleute and i have a question, so i've come back to the source of the story to get it clarified :)

simple question, how much can i add. sentence? paragraph?

very nice thing you have started, by the way :)

Rohan Kumar said...

@prerona Sorry almost missed this comment of urs as it was in an older post, u are at liberty to add upto 2 sentences unless there's some idea you really wish to be included in the story and it wont fir into 2 lines. Also u can keep track of the story as it develops on theblogtale.blogspot.com in its entirity.

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