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Thursday blog 4.2.16 destroying talent

In today’s marketing based world the thing that is getting worst hit is talent I think, just a few days ago I was reading something like that in Vishal’s blog, my friend Vishal writes lot of contemporary articles and other more tempting things, like book reviews. He was lamenting about the glamour lost from award shows.

I remember as a teenager we used to wait for the Oscar, Grammy then with time the stories started to surface, how lobbying often bypasses talent and somehow some awards did seem to do that.

I get dozens of offers everyday – “to send targeted comments” for some fees, “facebook likes” and other offers are there too. Then I read blogs that have actually good writing in them (mine are not amongst them) but no comments or very few comments, then there are those who have hundreds of comments, every day, but without much contents. Not only that, most of these blogs come and go in a short span of time, they don’t stay for long, one or two month at the tops.

Now, we all have friends, but how many of them are that committed? I truly doubt that!

somehow one starts wondering if those are actual readers or just paid ones, everyone has full right to sell his or her blog, I am not preaching about that, I am just lamenting that these “marketing minded” writers/artists wash away talented ones like flood water.

Do you agree? That selling today works more than actual talent?

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A bookworm transformed into an addicted writer. I love to write and illustrate them myself. By love I mean love, no half-hearted relationship, a full-fledged, passionate love, I can’t pass two days in a stretch without writing/painting (cyber), just feel empty like lovers do when their lovers are away on a tour! Even though I am thoroughly enjoying self-publishing with amazon, but if you like my work and want to publish my works in your magazine, books or better if you want to publish a book of my works please make me very happy by contacting me. Or if you want to sell my works on commission basis only!! contact me, I will be quite relieved. Honestly writing and selling your own work is a very BORING combination. So you are more than welcome! Mail me @sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com, sermistabasu@gmail.com or go to- my blog (I have 16 blogs in wordpress, all active, some on daily basis, every one on weekly basis screaming and vowing my LOVE for writing and painting- this one is first-born, so special) mydomainpvt.wordpress.com (You will get the link to my remaining blogs there) or you can check out my ezines- monthly- Agnishatdalezine.wordpress.com And Agnijaat.wordpress.com if you want fb you can go to my page facebook.com/sermistabasu, linkedin- linkedin.com/authorsharmishthabasu my email id sharmishthabasu@hotmail.com and sermistabasu@gmail.com I am in goodreads and completelynovel too http://www.goodreads.com/sharmishthabasu http://completelynovel.com/sharmishtha-basu http://amazon.com/author/sharmishthabasu I guess I said enough about myself, right? You will forget if I stuff too much here, so if you are curious to know this humble creature just join me in my blogs :)

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