Hi there! How are you? I hope you’re well, and if you’re not … uh, I hope you get well soon.
Anyway, this isn’t a usual thing for me, to post up a personal message addressing those of you who come here often. Or, if you’re here for the first time, welcome!
So, since we’re on the same wavelength – or so I think – I just wanted to reiterate a couple of things about this website. This isn’t a personal blog, or a diary or journal (although maybe sometimes it is), but it is a collective platform where anyone from any walk of life can contribute about well, anything lah! In case you missed the memo, the site name gives it away …
Since this site was launched a few months ago, I’ve got many people asking: “What to write about for Anything Lah, ah?” Maybe they thought I was being a cheeky asshole when I responded with “Anything Lah!”
But seriously. Anything.
I understand the challenge and intimidation that might come with that freedom. If I can write about literally anything in the world, what the hell do I write about?
Here’s a guide: the newly set-up “TRENDING” category, which are filled with our most popular tags – the ones that got high readerships and shares. Perhaps that might give you a clear indication as to what to write about. If none of your thoughts are listed in that category, don’t worry – we’ll add a category especially for you. Read through what other people have shared, and if that inspires something in you, or if that makes you want to write about something you’ve always wanted to share or release, do it!
The other thing that was recently added is the “NEWS” section, where announcements, submission calls, etc will be listed – in case you miss out on a post like this.
Another thing you might have noticed (or not), is that whenever you open a post, there will be a tiny black-and-yellow box on your left: The Subscription Box … that’s for you to type in your email address – to subscribe to us and follow us!
So, if you enjoy what we do, and what other people post, support us by subscribing to us! Pretty please! I mean, we can see the stats … hundreds of you flock over daily, mostly through google search or organic ways so why not receive an email to remind you that something new is up?
Last but not least, Anything Lah is pleased to announce that we are now accepting BM submissions from today onwards.
So, those of you who read and say, “Oh I can’t write in English that well”, you can now write in BM. Those of you who say “I can’t write to save my life”, it’s OK. Remember, this isn’t about being a professional writer. This is about sharing, releasing and most of all, being part of a larger community.
That is all, for now.
We hope to hear from you soon, either in English or Malay. Other languages too, maybe. Thank God for Google Translate.