I’m jumping in to Dr Tanya’s question this week as it’s something I am sure everybody asks themselves at one time or another.
How do you write fresh content when everything that is worth saying has already been said ?
Anyone familiar with my blog knows I do a lot of challenges in the way of pictures, a leading sentence or word prompts, plus I now set the Three Things Challenge prompt every day and also Fibbing Friday on alternate weeks.
Setting a challenge is an interesting concept as there are so many possibilities, especially when the words chosen have more than one interpretation. I love to read the responses, and participate myself, hopefully throwing out a different tangent to someone else.
Hubby likes ‘my posts’, that is those that are 100% Di, and not a challenge or prompt from elsewhere. These will be about Maggie, some poetry, maybe a short story or observation, our walks along the beach, and recently my second strike with breast cancer.
Picture prompts are also fun as I try to see something that others may have overlooked and base my post around that.
I worry my blog will become stale or dull, so taking on the 3TC from Paula at LightMotifsII a little while ago was something different and new to try.
For me though, it is all about participation and contact via the comments on a post. I love the interaction and sometimes that in itself can trigger inspiration for writing. Everyone has ideas, be they similar or totally different, but it’s so nice to share don’t you think?
Photo: Sunrise Christmas Day 2018.