Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Blog to-do

I've been thinking that it doesn't really makes sense to fill up the tango part of this blog with detailed reports on my milongas and learning experiences. In posts where it's possible to tell where I must have been and when, my unwillingness to risk hurting anyone's feelings (or making myself look a fool) would mean leaving out nearly everything that's bad or tricky to deal with, and consequently everything remotely entertaining. I think it would end up anodyne and give a false impression. I often find the bad bits humorous or interesting, and they really contribute a lot to what I get out of my dancing.

So I think that if I have something waspish to say I will reserve it for a while and perhaps just describe whatever it was later, without mentioning any particular names or places. I haven't done fiction since I was at school, my mind doesn't work that way without a lot of persuasion, but perhaps I'll give it a go if it seems required.

I will do an occasional series on "Annoyances", the minor but tiresome and ludicrous things that I'm sure must happen constantly to everyone else as well.

And perhaps I'll do some brief descriptive reviews of the places I go to dance, with:

  • What the class was like or about, if applicable
  • Atmosphere and hospitality
  • Practical considerations, opening hours, how to get home
  • What I thought of the DJ'ing
  • Floorcraft
  • Anyone or anything interesting that turned up or happened
  • Where to find the website or schedule
And thirdly, I'll post some favourite tango videos one by one with what I like about each of them.

And if there's anything else on my mind I'll just say it, and see what gets comments. I'm vain.

What do you think?

7 comments:

tangobaby said...

You know we're all gluttons for tango videos, the good as well as the bad! (Or maybe a knitting video once in a while, too. I only know how to crochet.)

;-)

Jodie Agnescu said...

Sounds perfect! I would especially like to hear about your annoyances/pleasures and the entertaining things/people that happen to you.

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Psyche said...

"In posts where it's possible to tell where I must have been and when, my unwillingness to risk hurting anyone's feelings ... would mean leaving out nearly everything that's bad or tricky to deal with, and consequently everything remotely entertaining."

I worry about this too! I don't even want anyone to come across my blog and find something negative about themselves on it. I also like my annonymity. That rules a lot out! But I like your suggestion of waiting a while before recounting a tale. I may try that.

Wannabe tanguera said...

I think this is a great idea! Sometimes I find the comments about 'this leader was that' or 'that follower was terrible' so negative and shows the worst of tango. We're all insecure enough without all of that too. But little annoyances are always good ;-)