Ten Duel Commandments

Monday, September 04, 2017
Photo: Genius
Title: Hamilton: An American Musical

Just kidding. I'm just going to talk about five duel commandments/ blogging guidelines through a few good men and women.

1. Moana of Motunui
"I am Moana of Motunui. You will board my boat, and return the heart to Te Fiti." Vaguely translated: Know who you are, and don't be afraid to be who you are (Rule #1).

2. Wreck-It Ralph
Or his friend Fix It Felix. Vaguely translated: Don't just rant, do something about it (Rule #2). This isn't a rant blog on how much I hate unsustainable living and people who use up resources carelessly. This is a call to action and a how-to guide for those who want to do something
Title: about being and living better.

3. Donkey from Shrek
Because he describes Shrek for what he is -- "really, really tall". Can't deny that, Donkey. However, something I want to develop through this blog is my word bank. I am banning myself from using the word "very", or "really" (Rule #3). Good luck to me, really.

4. Dieter Rams
Because less, but better (he wrote the book, by the way!) (and Rule #4). Aside from the overall theme of this blog being zero waste, I do not want this to be a brainfart platform (that's what my Twitter is for!). I also don't want to ramble and have long pointless entries. The less words I use to get my point across, the better, so less is better. (Also, a sub-rule would be: edit).

5. Jack Sparrow
Because he looks like he's always having fun even when times get tuff. Vaguely translated: Have fun (Rule #5)! Why would I write here if I didn't enjoy it :)

To recap:
Rule #1: Be who you are
Rule #2: Be critical, but not a critic
Rule #3: Don't use "very" (and "really")
Rule #4: Less, but better
Rule #5: Have fun
If you think I'm violating any of these rules, feel free to give me a (virtual) slap.

This was originally posted on my original blog on 31 August 2017 found here. Will be updating this from now on.


  1. Thanks for the great tips on writing blogs. I want to start getting into writing more and I'll remember to keep these guidelines in mind.

    1. Yes do it!! Let me know too if there are other writing tips you discover when you (re)start writing!

  2. I am really a very big fan, really.


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