After last year’s NaBloPoMO, I had so much fun hopping other blogs and talking to other writers that I set a goal for myself to do at least two more months of posting-a-day. I just did April and will do at least one more, so to help with this, I’m doing a round up of interesting blog prompts.
My advice for new bloggers: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – in moderation. Don’t copy their text without credit, obvs, but if you like how someone’s layout looks, use it! In fact, look at a bunch of blogs to see what kind of style looks good to you, and copy it!
“Excuse me,” she said quietly, preparing to dart out the bookstore doorway. Instead, he held the door open for her. “After you,” he said cordially.
One of the blogs I follow, The Seekers Dungeon, posted this exercise (I’ve taken some editing liberties):
Simply sit still with your spine as straight as possible. Close your eyes and slowly count backwards from 10 to 1 while following your breath. After you reach 1, continue to watch your breath. You will notice thoughts coming and going but try not to be bothered by them, just keep coming back to the breath. If you are like 99% of the population, after sometime you will have forgotten that you are meditating at all as you become lost in thought on some specific matter. tell us about the thought that you got lost in. What is the story behind it? The person behind it? The emotion behind it.
After you are finished writing, don’t hit publish right away. Take your post as a continuation of your meditation and breathe through it. Is every word correct? Are you clear in what you are trying to say? When you feel that you’ve completely fleshed out your ideas then hit publish, sit back, and relax. Good job!