And I wanna be a cowboy too, but given my crazy self-inflicted schedule of two, three, four, five (yes each kid, the husband, and the house are also job-like at times), I can’t seem to find the time to get all those deep and meaningful posts written. So, I’ll have to settle for a haiku and hope I win a MacBook Air. Copyblogger is running a contest where the person who writes the winning Haiku on twitter will win a MacBook Air. The second and third prizes look interesting too, but winning the MacBook Air will impress my husband more than the Epson printer I just wrote about.
Not being one who writes haiku’s often (i.e., probably not since 5th grade), I had to rely on these examples from the Copyblogger post:
“Haiku is a form of Japanese poetry. It consists of 17 syllables broken up into three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 syllables respectively.
Here are two quick examples found on Twitter Search with the tag #haiku:
Been up way too long / Need about a week’s more sleep / Might not be enough
The furnace is fixed / breath invisible again / how much is the bill?
Got it? Obviously, the more clever, comedic, or compelling your haiku, the better your chances of winning.”
So here’s my haiku:
Working day and night / To change the world for parents / One diaper a day
I was going to write at the end ‘one diaper an hour’ but since it’s late and my brain isn’t at 100%, I wasn’t sure if ‘hour’ would be read as one syllable or two depending on what city/state/country the judges were from. So I changed it to ‘a day’ to avoid any controversy. Plus it can be a stinky (wish you could change that diaper more often) experience in a a start-up/small business/Internet endeavor so I figured if the diaper shoe fits…Author: Aruni | Filed under: blogging, Just For Fun, twitter | Tags: copyblogger, haiku, macbook air, twitter, working day and night | 5 Comments »