Digging up your Digs – Others’ posts

Blogging 101 – Task# 12 – Read six posts written in response to the same prompt, and leave comments on at least two of them.


The prompt was “Digging up your digs”

There were total 99 responses to this topic and mine was the last one. Just shy of becoming a centurion. The task was only to read six posts but being a sucker for reading articles I skimmed well over 40 of them. I observed some patterns:

  1.  Most of the posts mentioned about plastics
  2.  Many of them mentioned about books (including this pointless and prosaic one)
  3.  Good chunk of them assumed that the future archaeologist would have been from another planet.
  4.  Some of them mentioned about burying valuables in a time capsule for future. ( I’m kind of sceptical about this idea. I was someone who thought storing stem cells for future was a waste, forget other valuables. But if at all I decide to leave one, I will buy the most soporific but important books which I could never read, along with my picture and a note saying this was the most learned and well respected man in the whole world. When we are making a history, let’s make it a good one! )

Below are some of the other people’s thoughts on “Digging up your Digs” and my thoughts on their thoughts about the topic.

1) http://soulnspiritblog.com/2014/09/04/immortal-timeless/

Hello, I stumbled upon this post through the Daily Post Prompt “Digging up your Digs”. I enjoyed your narration. I also like how you have used this prompt as an opportunity to inform the readers about Lord Shiva while also subtly mentioning that the faith will not fade off for another half a millennium at least. You have also mentioned about the significance of The Lingam at Ellora caves. A good write up. Thanks.

2) https://randomactsofsnark.wordpress.com/2014/09/04/digging-up-your-digs/

Hello, I stumbled upon this post through the Daily Post prompt “Digging up your Digs”. I liked your post and specially the ending notes – “But despite the curiosity of the found items, it still doesn’t tell the complete story, because in the end it’s just stuff… It doesn’t tell of the relationship that formed who she was as a person, the stuff doesn’t tell of her hopes and dreams and her struggles. “
Well said! Stuffs merely tell about one’s existence and not about how we lived. As Linkin Park wrote,”In the end, it doesn’t even matter” . I enjoyed reading this post. Cheers!

3) http://thegadabouttown.com/2014/09/03/daily-prompt-a-1000-year-project/

Hi, I reached this blog through the Daily Post prompt “Digging up your Digs”. This post was very informative. I had never heard about Jen Finer or his 1000 year project of LongPlayer. It is mind boggling that someone has created a composition that would run for 1000 years and the start looping again. It is amazing to see how people kickoff projects knowing they might not be there till the end but may be we must leave something for the future. Hope and Optimism are the lifelines for humanity. Thanks a lot for this post, I also learnt something about the great vowel shift.

That’s all! I always fancied some good number of comments for my posts but never thought I will create a post just out of comments!  Cheers!

5 thoughts on “Digging up your Digs – Others’ posts

  1. It sounds easy to create a post out of comments, but actually I’m overwhelmed by the number of other posts you read.40! I didn’t even have time to do my task from yesterday, not mentioning writing a post about it , not mentioning commenting on the other’s. Hey, I’m commenting on yours now. You are my guru 🙂 instead of sleeping at 6 am I’m reading your post 🙂

  2. haha! I didn’t take homeworks seriously when I should have. 🙂 But frankly, after pounding the keyboard at work for a good part of the day, this is one of the things that I look forward to.

    thanks for the comment.

  3. Beware what you wish for! Check my tag line before thinking about guru and all.

    Thanks for the uplifting comment. 🙂

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