Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Blogging Under The Influence

Have you ever blogged under the influence? With lap tops and mobile internet services, intoxicated blogging is possible anywhere any time. At home, on the beach or even from the local pub. And it’s so easy. And by blogging I mean even posting comments. Actually BUI could explain a few posts I’ve read of late. And some comments I see here and in other areas …………….


Anyway, I guess there’s no sure way of knowing a drunken post. After all blogosphere is not an English exam and people are free to use whatever language they wish without having anybody to approve of it. Wrong grammar and disjointed stuff can therefore not be used as an indicator that the person is Blogging Under the Influence. Unless the article starts all nice and proper and degenerates into incoherent blabber as time goes by or your readers know you well and they can sense a sharp difference in your style. But then again you could just have decided to use a different style.


A little bird told me that while blogging under the influence, one gets funnier and typing becomes easier and faster as the drink goes by. I wouldn’t know that because already my typing is easier and faster. The same bird told me that there’s a site for drunken bloggers but being a responsible citizen I’m not about to lead my readers to drunken sites.


No I don’t blog under the influence although someone thought I was high when I did this article. But it’s just an ordinary post surely? There are some blog commandments somewhere. Maybe we should add Thou Shalt Not Blog Under the Influence? My E-friend too has been suspected of this E-crime but I doubt she’s guilty. Practicing Chinglish is guaranteed to make one sound high.


Blog on – sober or drunk. It’s not a punishable crime. If you can still organize your thoughts and ideas into a post then you’re not drunk enough. BUI will probably not do you much harm unless you go as far as posting compromising videos of yourself and Co. Other than blogging, in other aspects of E-life be careful. After all this is the internet where it’s said men are men, women are men and children are FBI agents.

22 Comments:

neema divine said...

blogging under the influence...am a culprit...lol. :D

Nairobian said...

blogging under the influence....thats a unique concept and very tempting!

http://tinyurl.com/abn3f4

Eunuch said...

Ciku,
You are another one. Now you are on BUI but are you sure you were SOBER yourself when posting this? I am not sure but the e-slunder will make mama come FURIOUS, watch your back. Poor mama, TEQUILA oyee.

KK said...

Well... one could be under the influence of just about anything, not just alcohol... A demanding wife for instance, love, sneaky boss lady, second hand smoke, peer pressure.... Please don't pick on my favorite substance... I am yet to hear of anyone being killed by a drunk blogger.

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val said...

I have blogged under the influence a couple of times...not ati drunk..but mildly tispy :) Happy posts those were for sure!

But Mama's comment was funny! Can't wait for her explanation..hehe

val said...

I meant *tipsy*

lol...

Rafiki said...

I am sober of course.

UrXlnc said...

hehehe val

tipshy, shtipy, i mean tishpy, pisty ... aaahhh wharever...

lol ... bui it is ... gulty as charged :-)

Shiko-Msa said...

Neema how come I'm not surprised?

Nairobian don't say it was me.

Lol Eunuch I was as sober as can be. Still am. But this BUI thing sounds tempting. Watch out for some weird post in future.

KK. Blogging under the influence of a demanding wife. that's another new one Lol. But you're right tipsy blogging never killed anyone or caused any accidents.

Val Mama seems to have taken off to some place. I'm waiting too.

Rafiki I'm still waiting for your tispy review of the wine tasting.
New word tispy - nice.

Your Excellency hata wewe! Ok now I'm surprised.

joyunspeakable said...

hry..takes me back to the japanese envoy refered to by CIKU http://wanjiku-unlimited.blogspot.com/2008/09/wacky-business-names.html#comment-7694799504085687094

NOW you must be tipsy always to come up ith stuff like this

Our Kid said...

BUI? Well talk about new concepts. I only have one love. Blogging. People spreading lies that I drink... I will sue!

Shiko-Msa said...

Joy the Japanese story came from Mwalimu Taabu. I'd say the suspects there are Mwalimu and KK.

Always tipsy Lol. No way! I do articles mostly from the office alongside day job!

Our Kid we shall meet in court.

Mama Shujaa said...

Shiko-Msa;

Always ahead of the curve...you go girl!!! Thanks for introducing me to Our Kid..H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!!!!

Eunuch said...

Ciku,
I get you, you have DENIED BUI. And anybody who continues to insinuate otherwise I WILL TAKE YOU TO COURT even if Ciku doesn't.

Empower Kenya said...

BUI was fairly common for me when I was in campus...My Facebook and myspace were full of those updates after a night of action.
I have withdrawn from that not because it was harmful to me or anyone else, but because I have toned down on those UI moments

KK said...

I too only have one love, but unlike Our Kid...mine is drinking... it is after I drink that I suffer from these illusions of talent... I start to think I can dance, sing, charm etcetera etcetera... And fortunately or unfortunately, I sometimes think I can write and actually attempt to.

Shiko-Msa said...

Mama Shujaa thanks. I guess I'd be forgiven then for suspecting Our Kid.

Empower Kenya who knew there are so many culprits!

Eunuch the courts it is.

KK let me go scrutinize your posts.

Mountainous said...

I have been guilty of mailing and chatting under the influence but blogging not yet since I take a bit of time to plan and format blogposts.
twittering however I have been guilty many a time of T.U.I.-tering (I guess that's a new term)

Shiko-Msa said...

Kirima TUI. I remember that well. You kwanza.

31337 said...

aiyayaya. no me i am not guilty of any sins, i think, though my regular blogging in itself is quite suspect.

Shiko-Msa said...

Oh yes intelligensia you're right there with Our Kid at the top of the suspects. r