Singletude: A Positive Blog for Singles

Singletude is a positive, supportive singles blog about life choices for the new single majority. It's about dating and relationships, yes, but it's also about the other 90% of your life--family, friends, career, hobbies--and flying solo and sane in this crazy, coupled world. Singletude isn't about denying loneliness. It's about realizing that whether you're single by choice or by circumstance, this single life is your life to live.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Singletude Seeks Rants and Raves

Okay, all you budding writers! Sharpen your pencils and don your thinking caps because this is your chance to flex your literary muscle on Singletude! That's right, for one day, the homepage of Singletude will be your platform to sound off at the world!

Do you have a pet peeve about the single life? Maybe you love your job but want to tear out your prematurely graying hair every time your coworkers skip out early to pick up their kids. Maybe your patience is wearing thin on the scraps of time your coupled friends are feeding you. Maybe you fantasize about advising your nosy aunt to get her proboscis out of your love life and back in her knitting. Nicely, of course. There's no telling what damage she could do with that schnoz.

Or, keeping in mind that this is supposed to be a positive blog, after all, maybe you'd like to share with our international audience, especially those married cynics who can't (or won't) imagine us enjoying ourselves at a chill lounge or comedy club while they're wrestling two tantrum-y tots into bed, what really rocks about being single. Perhaps you'd like to tell us about the new business you started after your last break-up, the exotic vacations you jet off to without worrying about anyone else's schedule, the unbreakable bonds you have with your circle of singleton friends, or even something as seemingly minor as your full nights of dreamless sleep, uninterrupted by someone snoring, tossing and turning, stealing your covers, or shoving you into a remote corner of the bed.

Whether you have a rant or a rave, as long as it's about the single life, you're invited to submit it for possible publication on Singletude and dazzle the readers with the prowess of your pen. Your rant or rave can be long or short, formal or conversational, wickedly humorous or sweetly sincere. My one request is that you write it with a PG or PG-13 audience in mind. I reserve the right to edit submissions for content, clarity, and length, though I will make every effort to leave them as untouched as I can. I'll also include a link to your blog or web page so that people can find out more about you.

If this gets a good response, the rants and raves will become a regular feature, and I may even run a contest for all published submissions. (Yes, that means prizes for you!)

So make a date with your word processor and send the results to Singletude! I look forward to reading your rants and raves!


Wizardry said...

Oh my. This could be quite fun. And yes, I am looking foward to leaving and going to college. Which I'm doing this year. I'm doubling up and taking my senior year of high school at a local college, which will get me out of the house more often, and maybe get a few college courses out of the way too. But yes, I'll do my best to make some time and submit a rave. Or rant. It depends on how I feel.

Clever Elsie said...

Good move! That's what I did, too--or something very similar--when I was finishing high school way back in a year that shall remain nameless.

I look forward to reading your rant, rave, or whatever combination you're in the mood for!

RBK's Realm said...

Hi there,

I have been reading your blog and truly enjoying it. Check out my blog as you have won something. I think you will enjoy it and do play along. :)

Clever Elsie said...

RBK: Hi! Thanks so much for the nomination! That was so thoughtful of you! :)

I hope you won't mind if I add your blog to my blogroll. It's great to have the perspective of a single parent here, too, especially one who approaches that task from a different cultural tradition. Since I started this blog, I've been blessed to communicate with people from all corners of the globe, and I think it's interesting how the role of the single individual is so universal yet so different from culture to culture.

Anyway, I hope you'll stop by again!

RBK's Realm said...

Please go right ahead and add me to your blogroll. And yes you may find the reflections of an Indian single woman in the US quite interesting... And I am hooked on your blog so yes, I plan to come over regularly...