The DIY Blog, or Our Little Game of Telephone
So, living up to the responsibility of delivering a new post “Every. Single. Day.” has gotten to our fearless blogger. She lies asleep as this post writes itself, possibly dreaming of the most surreal tweet-up her subconscious can concoct.
As she has had a difficult week of largely sleepless nights, the I Cilantro Cilantro blog’s bete noire—MTM—dare not beckon her from her sleep.
So Monday, the blog will have to write itself. Or, the blog’s readers will have to write it for her….That’s right, you. For one day, I Cilantro Cilantro will become a version of the telephone game, in which the blog post will grow organically within the lines of the comment section. Readers are invited to contribute one line, or many one-liners, building upon what everyone else contributes.
And to keep it interesting, you are asked only to contribute two sentence fragments: the first fragment will be to complete the previous comment’s sentence fragment; and the second will be the beginning of a new sentence, that the subsequent commenter will finish. Make sense?
By way of illustration, building upon a recent fragment “I’m really not a witch…” a commenter might say “…but I would love to be able to cast spells. My first spell would be…” and then the next commenter would pick it up and carry it forward. I hope you will all feel some responsibility for picking it up and running with it. While the topics can range far and wide, remember that it is the I Cilantro Cilantro blog that is writing itself, so you are encouraged to echo back our fearless blogger’s unique voice.
So, to start it off, the Blog Post That Writes Itself begins with the first words from the title of the very first I Cilantro Cilantro:
Why a blog about….