It’s the title of the blog y’see, Heroically -Bad- Writer…S…..let me explain.
I was re-blogging the other day and a sudden insight occurred. ‘Wait. The way you’re going about this. Could it not be construed that you are including this writer in an all-embracing sub-genre of Bad-Writers? There are 50+ followers now. Reflect upon this issue’.
So after my wife convinced me to get down from the rockery and put my trousers back on (It’s the cup of tea with three spoonfuls of sugar. Works every time) and settled me down, I realised this matter for once would have to be addressed in a mature and responsible manner.
That brought on a headache. Reality is fine in small measures; I suppose, but addressing the said circumstance as in The Big Picture is a great effort.
For a start stop including other writers in the title. That ‘S’ has to go
Then there was problem with ‘Bad’. When one considers this, should one be embracing the term as in the Urbanesque 1980s indication of rebellion and individuality? Or in a more dynamic perspective; is the word ‘Bad’ being seen as a statement of subversive confrontationalism against the strictures and norms of the contemporary? There again to re-visit the original self-referential and deceptively deprecating humour of the original sub-theme become redundant in the evolution of the in blog itself. Or there again is it just a load of poobah?
In short dear reader, let me address you directly
(Pause for you to and replenish or start a receptacle of your favoured beverage of the hour)
You see, I need your help here; the decision is weighing me down. The stress is such that my consumption of extra strong mints is nearing the Mint-Event- Horizon after which everything I consume will taste of mint; not a happy thought.
So should the word ‘Heroically’ be replaced by ‘Unreservedly’ or ‘Continually’ to avoid the charge of confrontational or self-aggrandisement?
‘Bad’ as illustrated above should probably go. ‘Determined’ as a certain dignity; there again ‘Resilient’ has a certain rugged appeal, but as I am British, it does sound a trifle pushy when referring to oneself. ‘Imperturbable’ has a certain gravitas, but when you say Unreservedly Imperturbable, quickly, a few times it does sound clumsy and lends itself to coming out as ‘Unreservedly Imperturbabably’
Of course having removed the ‘S’ thus making the whole thing in the singular, now requires the title to have an indefinite article. ‘The’ would be just plain arrogant like I was the only one on the planet.
So I’ve managed to decide on ‘Bad’ and ‘S’ going