Written for: Poets & Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #9 – Contagion (posted by Magaly) “You know what else can keep a mind from losing itself in a time of crisis? Creativity, and community, and ink-infused hope. So, dearest poets and storytellers, for our 9th Weekly Scribblings, I invite us to write new poetry or prose inspired by the idea of “Contagion”—social contagion, or metaphorical contagion, or biological contagion… Let your words spread positivity, or caution, or whatever you prefer… the choice is yours. If you go for prose, your entry should be 369 words or fewer.” https://poetsandstorytellersunited.blogspot.com/
Flying through the air headed towards fear not knowing what lies ahead in the case in a virus still with unknown questions needing answers now listening to Trump but not knowing if we can believe him or trust no one now leaving us alone to figure out how to leave home without ever getting sick being scared to fly.
Are you a sweet, sour, tangy or other type of person? Take that as you will! 😉
I am usually a sweet person. I can get tangy when feeling compelled but I typically laugh at myself and return to normal. I try not to be sour, at least not on the outside. I don’t mind sharing my problems but there is a line between expressing and whining, in my opinion.
Does the whole coronavirus phenomenon worry you? Or are you more a “meh – it’s just another severe flu scare” type of person?
I am nervous about it in the sense that I just cancelled a flight and will now be driving south. I don’t want to be in such close quarters as an airplane when so many people could be carrying the virus and perhaps don’t wash hands, etc. like they should. I’m also a bit more concerned because so much is still unknown. I have people in my life who are elderly, who have suppressed immune systems, etc., as do most people, and I don’t want to be a carrier or someone to spread it unknowingly.
When was the last time you were snooping, and found something you wish you hadn’t?
This has been quite a long time. I think probably about 5 years or so I found an empty liquor bottle under my son’s bed. Needless to say, rest his soul, that was not the only bottle ever left there!
What’s the most pleasant sounding accent in your personal opinion? Everyone has a pleasing accent to someone!
1. Do you prefer writing long form or short form content?
I prefer to write in a short form content. I find that when I start explaining too much or going into a topic too deeply, I run the risk of boring someone and/or divulging more information than originally planned.
2. How long, in your opinion, is the ideal blog post?
The ideal post can be any amount of words, I think some of it is the visual layout and spacial layout. If a post is just one long piece with no interruption it looks too wordy for someone to bother with. I think people read blogs to find connections. If you must read through an entire article to find the topic, you’ll lose people. I think that if someone shows interest then that might be a good time to elaborate further.
3. What do you prefer reading, shorter or longer posts?
I prefer shorter posts, however that being said, if the post has enough in it to keep my attention, I will read it no matter what it is about. Some people can get right to the topic, whereas, others drag it out. Unfortunately, blogging and suspense don’t work for me.
4. What are the topics on which you would like to read longer posts (say, more than 1000 words)?
I have read longer posts on topics that are more universal rather than personal. I think there are a lot of ways people can connect and through blogging, you are given an anonymous place to do so. I like to hear stories about real events, things that people have experienced.