04 July 2006

6 months of Top Ten's ...

While I've been blogging for some time now (my first post was on 13 September 2003 - what a long time ago that was). In the old blog, which was a pretty lame one, I garnered a grand total of 7 comments thru my long existance there.

In August last year (2005), I decided that some of my blogs were a little too harsh to be published under my name, since I was being very critical of my work then in those blogs. Thinking that I needed a bit more privacy, I switched to blogspot.

I started in August, using this blog much like I did the previous one - as a sort of diary, and expecting myself to be very critical of work. However, the death of my grandma, and a certain turn of events made me think a little about my own outlook of life.

After a short time, I decided to adopt some changes, and to reflect those changes, I started blogging differently too.

Instead of writing negative things about work all the time, I'm now only writing negative things about work some of the time. And I started to write Top Tens as one way to let off steam from work without being overtly negative.

I only seriously started doing Top Tens exactly 6 months ago. And boy, what a difference it has made. It's not so much whether you find it funny or not (although it helps a lot if you readers like it). It's more about the personal satisfaction and the fulfilment I get in the thought process that results in Top Ten lists.

Why does it help me let steam off work? Because I need to concentrate on Top Ten. And when I do that, it takes my mind off work - you can't be thinking about work and come up with a Top Ten list, really.

As a little celebration of the Top Ten list, here are some old ones that I really liked. I love all of 'em, but I love some more than others ...

And here are the ones I liked, but no else did (or so the comments suggested) ...

The listing of Top Tens here is not exhaustive ... there are some I've left out.

It ain't a Top Ten list but I still heart it ...
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Share with me your thoughts ... let me know what you think ...

I'm looking forward to many more Top Tens myself, even though work has been keeping me so busy it's sometimes hard to even do a decent Top Ten.

8 comments:

angel said...

Wot I think? Does it matter? No, rite?

Do whatever makes u happy, mozzie... whatever makes u happy...

abe said...

Nice!! I suggest that you could maybe apply for a job with David Letterman!!! ;)

Inevitable said...

I enjoy your Top Ten list.
Like you, it takes me off my work even though for only a few minutes... Thanks

cheng sim said...

a true blogger will always search for a different style of writing to distinguish themselves from their blogger peers. im proud to say that you've found yours. its your identity now. trust me, whenever i read a Top Ten in some other blogs, i knew they got that from you. *confetti*

hey, i love your Top Ten. its really funny and no, i wasn't trying to be sarcastic.

debbie said...

Ditto all the other comments... XD

moz monster said...

angel: It'll be an awful lot nicer to have some support ... and that I know I have from you !!!

abe: I don't stand a chance against that man. He's a legend !!

inevitable: But how could I compare with your lovey dovey poems ?

XJR: Thanks ... I don't think I can claim credit for Top Ten lists, you know ...

debbie: Nice to hear that ... thanks !!

Che-Cheh said...

I enjoy your Top Ten List...bravo!

moz monster said...

che-cheh: Thanks ...