What makes a blog great? What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?
Blogs are great when I know the blogger has worked hard to make it interesting. There are bloggers who mainly post photographs, those people are gifted photographers. It’s a joy to see their awesome photographs. There are bloggers who are gifted poets, they can write on any subject and also combine it with photographs, these are talented people.
I follow blogs written by my friends, I’ve started following some blogs where the blogger tries very hard to do well. I think they need encouragement and I also like reading their post.
I have a few followers, I follow a few, it’s easier because it takes time to read the post and write my comment. I like to write comments when I read a post, I don’t feel happy just by clicking the “like” button.
Whether a person,a pet, an object, or a place,write about something or someone you connected with from the very first second.
I used to watch a lot of Bengali movies sometime ago, once they had an ad for a Pakistani movie, I never watched them I thought they didn’t have actors impressive enough, I still wanted to check it out. Well My feeling about Pakistani movies completely changed because of one actor.
His name was Waheed Murad, he was very different from the ones I watched I liked him the very first second I watched one of his movies. He was handsome, articulate and charismatic. I began watching his movies one at a time and have quite a collection.Overnight he became my most favorite actor.
I was actually amazed to know Pakistan film industry had such a talented actor, I read his biography and found out he was well educated, had an English degree in literature.
I read more about him than any other actor I know, sadly he died at age 45 in Karachi,years ago. I found him and his movies long after his death.
I am sorry this prompt does not give me any confidence.A Music Critic? This is just a joke I think.I did not study music.Yes I love music.Taking the role of a critic is not an easy subject.
I can say I love Celine Dionne’s voice,she sings her songs so beautifully.I love her song in the Titanic.
Madonna’s song ,”don’t cry for me Argentina is beautiful.It feels as though she really means every word in that song.To me she is very talented .She has what it takes to make one believe.
Julie Andrew’s song; The hills are alive with the sound of music was remarkable.
Yesterday while going to the mall I heard someone singing a song .I asked my daughter who she was,it was Pink.Now she has talent,the way she can change her voice according to the lyrics is truly amazing.
I only picked the ones I like. The ones who have no talent and still are doing well,is amazing.I wonder why?
You can tell I have failed as a music critic.But it was fun writing about some of the talented ones.
There are hundreds of Indian singers who are blessed with remarkable voice and are also gifted lyricists. I am not sure if I name them people will recognize them. Just for fun I’ll name one.His name is Mohammed Rafi. He is not alive but he still is very popular. One song I have listened several times in the past few days begins thus: Dil jo na keh saka wohi Raa-ze dil kehne ki raat ayee,from the Bollywood movie ‘Bheegi Raat’.
Mohammed Rafi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
This is all I can say about my knowledge of Music.