The Biggest Blog Contest Ever - is what they call it. Indiblogger has announced a contest that has 1 lac as first prize. That's some money I must say. The contest is pretty simple - write a post on "What does real beauty mean to you" and win the money.
Now, as expected, many bloggers participated in it. Especially after knowing that the conest is not based on voting, but only the content that matters. Keeping in mind the past record of a few controversies, I am sure many who swore that they would never ever participate in any of the contest organized by Indiblogger must have taken their words back!
Many people I read wrote on this topic. First two three posts bowled me over. They really touched me deeply. I was amazed at what people thought the real beauty was! But after reading a few more posts, it was evident that everyone had chosen the safest, most effective and sure shot way to win a contest. Now come to think of it - if you have one entry that talks about beauty in a very technical manner and another one full of emotions and anecdotes, which one will you vote for?
How wonderful it feels when you read an entry that's written by a mother for whom the after-effects of child birth is real beauty, or the inner self is real beauty, or the out of shape body-tan skin-short height is real beauty. The key to win hearts and contest is to portray beauty in the things the world thinks ain't beautiful!
Now, one question to all of you - How many of you even talk to someone who is totally dark, fat, smelly and ugly? At least when you look at that person, for one minute you will have some opinion for that person. If you don't have any work with him/her then you will probably not even try to strike a conversation.
And contests make us say so many things! Real beauty according to me is hotness of Johnny Depp and Albie Morkel, cuteness of Brett Lee, charm of Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Rafael Nadal and all the other good looking guys around! *drools over Rafa while watching the French Open Semi Final*
Well, I agree. I thought so, too. But they are written to win, not to mean.ReplyDelete
For me real beauty is Neha with her smile. That is the sexiest thing. ;)
O come on ,..you should try..you are really good at it...ReplyDelete
Honesty is beautiful :)Yours and Guria's friendship is beautiful :)ReplyDelete
As usual, bang on!! But I saw a FB post saying, " pls click on this link and 'LIke' the Facebook Button" So, the 'Likes' are counted too??ReplyDelete
You have to write things that can charm others not the truth madame. :)ReplyDelete
Good, you can finish your draft on time than taking part in contests :-p
Love the idea of your beauty and second it too...will just need to add some more here and there for me :)ReplyDelete
I have read enough award-winning posts on this already! All the best to all of them!
Lol yeh kaisa post hai Neha? :P but a fitting retort nonetheless.ReplyDelete
But yeah your dimpled smile is beautiful. Second Guria there.
its always good to hear about someone else take on a relatively popular topic.. :) And, by the way.. don't loose hope.. just pen down your emotions, may be this time 1 lac is all waiting for you.. :)ReplyDelete
Who seriously calls a chubby puking machine a beauty....:P Acha post hai ree...:PReplyDelete
to each his own :)ReplyDelete
I love how u r always honest with your opinions :)
I think, contests like this will help bring out the real meaning of the topic. Many people based real beauty on the color of their skin, how they look physically or how many riches they have. But I think, real beauty doesn't go after materialistic things. It's rather on how we see it on the inside.ReplyDelete
Perhaps, you should have participated.You write so well.ReplyDelete
For me, I dont ever participate in such contests.
Ha ha ha. Neha you are simply incorrigible,ReplyDelete
Oh, Spade it is :)ReplyDelete
I agree with you. Most of the entries I read talked about a child's laughter, the beauty of nature, and like you said, the beauty of what the whole world otherwise thinks ugly.. After a point, it got cliched. Refreshing to read a different take on it.ReplyDelete
P.S:- It's another matter that I did post my entry to the contest. :p
Eh, so, you are not going to win I guess, but honestly, almost each one of us are like as you mentioned.ReplyDelete
Wonderful post. And some probing questions!!ReplyDelete
lol Neha I will promote it just for the beauty of it. well I wrote two posts for the contests and I believe in what I say. Try to adapt it all in my life. would love your views if you have time. love to you. The flame burns hot inside you making you HAWT and thats beautiful. :p .hugsReplyDelete
I was talking about this with a friend the other day and what instinctively came out of me ,instinctively,was quite amusing(I din know I had such a strong thing for old fictional characters!):ReplyDelete
'When they have a close up shot of House(Dr.) in the moment of one of those revelations he has every once in a while, those sparkling blue eyes paired with those thin pink lips... THAT is beauty!'
here is a heart expressing what does real beauty mean..ReplyDelete
Someone is Special
Haha! Interesting take on contests... this is my first and I have pretty much laid the blame for our beauty malaise on the beauty industry! So my post is marked for the boonies, I guess :)ReplyDelete
Nice honest opinion. Here is my take in case you may like to check outReplyDelete
You said it.. I was planning a post on similar terms after seeing the deluge on indivine. But lost interest. any way good to see an opinion that is surely honest. xReplyDelete
I so agree with you. Writing words just to win the contest when I doubt how many of them actually believe the same. Have quoted from your blog post on my blog article on a similar topic.ReplyDelete
PS: You too should have participated in the contest with the honest view that you have and also for the fun of being in the contest :) !
Refreshing post, lawyer girl :)finally someone who went for the throat (gut?) rather than the 'heart', heh. I read quite a few posts from the contest, but this makes me grin more than any else.ReplyDelete
I was tempted to put in a post for the contest too. But my blog focuses on humour. So decided to skip it.ReplyDelete
But your post is bang on. Reminds me what I read in scot adams blog. Apparently the management passes around Dilbert comics to keep up the employee morale. Weird!
real blow to real beauties. very well lashed at all drooling for some prizes, though I too am no exception, do agree with all the beautiful words ascribed.ReplyDelete
I regret how I missed this blog till date. Lucky enuf to be here.