The Entry I Did Not Wish To Publish

Why aren't there pictures describing anything?

Writing is an art, and so is reading. You can read thousands of words anytime, anyday. You can read more words the next day. You will not fail to read them as you know what you're reading. Yes, because you know what you're reading that pictures aren't here to describe anything.

In a good piece of writing, there shall be a picture or two describing the uttered words you have in mind. In a good piece of writing, there shall be illustrations visualizing the uttered words you have in mind. In a good piece of writing, there shall not be only letters explaining the uttered words you have in mind.

Be it in an article or news, or whatever goddamned thing you have in front of your eyes.

But why aren't there pictures describing anything, here?

Because I want it that way. I always wonder if I'd be able to have anybody read my writing without any additional motivation, like visual motivation for instance. I always wonder if people would read my writing even if there isn't a single picture to help you relax your eyes and mind.

So that's why there are no pictures describing anything. But at times, I do need to feed myself with some colours. So I put specifically some visually-enhanced entries under one certain genre. But most of the times, I prefer to challenge myself and ignore those colours. I did not wish to tell anybody about this for it would defeat the purpose. I did not wish to publish this entry for it would undo the challenge I put against myself.

But here again, I gain another challenge. Will I submit to the fact that by doing so my writing will be as dull as...a dull writing - I haven't got any good comparison for that, or will I not? It's really hard to attract readers nowadays, you know? Especially when your writing isn't about sex and scandals.

13 comments:

WZulhilmi January 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM  

sgt setuju. readers nowadays prefer blog that has pictures. lagi2 klu owner tu ada rupa. Walah! u got urself 1k followers. :(

Igniz January 25, 2011 at 6:34 PM  

Wzulhilmi: tough life ahead. haha.

Miss Lluvia January 25, 2011 at 8:24 PM  

I do read all your 'art of wisdom' even there's no picture to describe it..and your blog is the reason why I created a blog for myself. It's easier for me to know whether you have updated your blog or not. Haha.

anak pak man January 26, 2011 at 12:35 AM  

I'm sure you have fans who don't care, and who come here just to read, because you're writing is that good. I'm one of them. :)

Igniz January 26, 2011 at 12:35 AM  

miss liuvia: wow, thank you. :D

Igniz January 26, 2011 at 6:04 AM  

anak pak man: thanks dude. :D

phyto hystrix January 26, 2011 at 11:41 AM  

slm,

There are hundreds of ways to make a blog interesting for readers to frequent and for those who favour illustrations and photos,they might be entertained with photo powered blogs. However I feel that a blog that receives regular visitors without having much to offer other than pictures must have something special in its essence, that is either simple meaningful content, humour or anything else. Keep it going your way, cause yours rock the way it is! :)

Igniz January 26, 2011 at 12:07 PM  

phyto: agreed. thanks. :)

ZIE April 10, 2011 at 6:01 PM  

hahaha i dont usually read blogs because i find them boring.like you said, its hard to attract readers who actually read. but here i am, stuck in my room, reading your blog. a very fascinating but lack of colour blog. trust me, its hard to attract me to read blogs, even popular writers like fatin liyana or maria elena or whoever (no intention to kutuk but its my deep opinion) cant make me plainly sit in my room reading blogs like you did. :) well, i know its not important to grab my attention, i mean, who am i right. but here is something, keep it up. woah its like im posting a blog post here. funnay.

Igniz April 11, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

zie: thank you for reading. really appreciate it. i just don't want pictures to be the main attraction here, that's all. i prefer people to actually read my entries, not just look at it. that's why. hehe. :D

ZIE April 11, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

well, at least you know I do ;)

Anonymous August 5, 2011 at 2:19 AM  

salam igniz :)
i didn't realized pun yg your blog does't have any photos on it till i read this post.seems like your words are good enough to attract my eyes.haha

ramadhan kareem!
-nina

Igniz August 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM  

anonymous nina: wow, thank you! :D selamat berpuasa jugak!

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