Before 2015 ended, I was searching for ways to motivate myself to write more and be better at it. I ended up stumbling upon The Daily Post. I told myself that I would take a swing at it–this year. Well, January 2016 ended more than a week ago and I still haven’t started.
I literally could not get myself to write anything–until I HAD TO write something for work. It was short and it took me a long time to send it out for review. I realized that the reason I stopped was not because I had nothing to write about nor was it about not having the time to write–it was simply because I no longer had confidence in my writing abilities thus my lack of motivation.
But I digress. I checked out The Daily Post again and downloaded their writing prompts ebook. I went through the list and it seems doable–as long as I allocate and hour or two a day to just write.
Here some of the prompts:
- Mentor – Have you ever had a mentor? What was the greatest lesson you learned from him or her?
- Local Flavor – Write a piece about a typically ‘local’ experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.
- Fill in the blank – Three people walk into a bar…
- Goals – When you started your blog, did you set any goals? Have you achieved them? Have they changed at all?
I’m not saying that I will write every single day! I might just end up eating my words–again! But I might start with at least once a week. I think that’s better than not having anything new in my blog for 6 months!
So here’s to writing more–starting tomorrow! BWAHAHAHAHAHA I’m not even kidding. This is my entry today–it counts!!!
See you tomorrow!