I’ve been posting every day now for about three years, so this new WordPress challenge shouldn’t be too difficult, but it will be great to have some support. So I’ve just signed up to The Daily Post, which is helping people who want to post either once a day or once a week during 2011.
I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way. Yes, I’m looking at you! 😉
This actually fits with Tim’s description of my “invisible writing“, and although I’m not a fan of Stephen King I do happen to like the way he writes. I also thought that his book On Writing was very good. I read it back when I was hoping to finish my novel … ah well.
How about you?
The other day I received a paypal gift from an old h2g2 friend with a note saying “With thanks for the beauty of your writing”.
And well … huh? When I told him that I didn’t think my writing was anything special, that I’m just “talking” and putting the words down he replied with this…
I’m not sure what it is about your writing, but I find it no chore to read. It’s invisible writing, if you know what I mean. It doesn’t call attention to itself by either ostentation or awkward sentence structure or grammatical sloppiness. It cleanly and efficiently gets your thoughts across. And your thoughts are interesting, so that’s good.
Anyhow, I wanted to share this, not to boast about my “beautiful writing” or fish for compliments, but to show that you never know who is reading your blog and what they are getting out of your posts, or how much they are enjoying them. Especially as it seems a lot of people read blogs without ever leaving a comment and so often it may seem like we are writing in a void. So I am also reminded to leave comments more often myself.
What’s your reading to commenting ratio?
So, I dunno. This is either quite cool or kinda dumb.
Each weekday, Plinky.com provides a prompt — usually a question, or a request like “describe your favorite vacation” — and you type in an answer. Plinky is great for those days when you want to write, but have no idea what to say. Think of it as a way to fuel your creative mojo. Best of all: It’s really easy to share your answers on your WordPress.com blog.
There is some discussion on the WP thread that blog writing should be about quality rather than quanitity, blah, blah … which of course is true. But I think it’s also true that a little nudge can start the old creative juices flowing again. Also, it depends on why you blog and what you blog about. I’ve signed up and some of the prompts are actually kind of interesting, though I must admit that most of them leave me uninspired.
What inspires your blog posts?