Writing Prompt Swamped

Hello again fellow bloggers and readers. I was ambling a bit this morning, checking out a few other blogs, and came across one where E. M. Kingston shares the love by listing a number of blogging challenges. You can check out her list here: WHERE TO FIND PROMPTS AND CHALLENGES.

I was surprised — astounded even — by the number of daily and weekly writing prompts she’s found out there! Also, I see she’s missed some of the main ones I’m familiar with, like Girlie on the edge’s Six Sentence Stories and Crimson’s Creative Challenge.

And if you’d like more ideas, check out Cee Neuner’s list of writing prompts. She has hers here, neatly divided into Photo and Writing challenges: FOR THE LOVE OF CHALLENGES.

Now that I’ve shared the love with these prompt choices, I’ll caution new bloggers to pick just a few prompts and follow them. It’s so easy to charge ahead, then run out of steam. Also, you’re more-or-less expected to check out others who’ve responded to this challenge and that takes time. Besides, if you do more than two posts a day your followers likely won’t read them anyway, because most of us follow a number of blogs and don’t have time to read several daily posts from each blogger.

You other bloggers + blog readers, please leave a comment with your thoughts on doing and following blogging challenges — or add one that’s been missed on both lists. 🙂

10 thoughts on “Writing Prompt Swamped

    1. I’m sure it has. I also found that having a limited word count made me a better editor. 🙂

      I’m amazed just how many prompts have sprung up of the grave of the original WordPress Daily Post. Following one writing prompt consistently is great, especially a daily one where the idea is to visit the other participants’ posts as well. Most bloggers probably opt for picking just a few, though I see that dedicated photographers often follow — or even host — a weekly photo prompt as well.

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      1. Yes, until the past three weeks. Now that my son and his wife are part of our household, I find it hard to find the time and quiet to write creatively. Have to work on that.

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