Thinking of the blogosphere much like the stars in the cosmos, there are more possible writing prompts, than one can possibly count.
Simply, pick a prompt that catches your eye or that you have some interest in, or go “hog-wild” and start writing a post, based on a prompt that you have absolutely no interest in or know nothing about.
Not giving any sort of preamble to this issue, Dr. Tanya poses these four questions.
1. Do you like to respond to writing prompts?
2. Do you feel that they add value to your blog?
3. What is your favourite kind of writing prompts?
4. Which ones are you less likely to do?
Writing Prompts – Yes or No?
Do you like to respond to writing prompts?
I’ve only ever responded to “writing prompts”, on a couple of occasions, other than this wonderful “Blogging Insights Series.”
If by not responding to “writing prompts” does that mean I don’t like them?
Not sure. Obviously, there are plenty who do like them and respond with much gusto and terrific posts. When I read what people have come up with in response to these writing prompts, I think, “what creativity and brilliance.”
In all honesty, I find that with my work and outdoors schedule, the time I currently do have needs to be focussed on pursuing the topics I feel passionate about; exploring them further; and ultimately writing about them.
Doing that in and of itself consumes all the time and energy that I have. Adding “writing prompts” into the mix at this point simply doesn’t fit into the equation time-wise.
Do you feel they add value to your blog?
The couple that I did in the past, I thought were really good and yes, they added value of some description to my blog.
The “Blogging Insights Series” I feel has added tremendous value to my blog as a resource, but more importantly to myself as a blogger, on that many of the topics have forced me to step back and examine specific issues/topics in greater detail.
What is your favourite kind of writing prompts?
At this very moment Dr. Tanya’s Blogging Insights Series.
Which ones are you less likely to do?
That’s a great question, but not one that I can answer since I really don’t do writing prompts.
If I had to answer, I suspect it would be those ones that would get me thinking outside the box, perhaps on topics that might not get mainstream attention.
But, on the other hand – who knows?
All of this isn’t to suggest that at some point in the future, that “writing prompts” won’t be a feature on my blog or an aspect of blogging that becomes a greater component of my writing. They certainly appear to me as a challenge and challenges when it comes to writing is something we shouldn’t steer away from.
In fact, to grow as writers it is often just the thing we need to do. Run towards the challenge and grow.
For those of you, who are right in the thick of it when it comes to responding to “writing prompts” or perhaps are creating your own prompts for others, keep going. You’re doing a great job of it.
As always, a huge thanks to Dr. Tanya(Salted Caramel) for her neverending work on this “Blogging Insights Series” and looking at “writing prompts” within the blogging universe.
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