This post has nothing to do with today’s Daily Post prompt, ghoulish, but I wanted to end my month-long self-challenge to blog every day with a link to the Daily Post since so many of you who commented and liked my posts came through this portal.
What did I learn from engaging this self-challenge?
First, it was an exercise in finding connections. I was able to find some kind of relationship between the daily prompts and my imagination, even though at times that connection was tenuous and convoluted. Usually I wrote these posts sometime between 6 am and the time I started the day job. At the very least, I proved to myself that the synapses can still fire even that early in the morning.
Secondly, I learned to expect the unexpected with regard to the responses. For example, yesterday’s post about “Fluff” was a piece of drivel in my opinion, yet it got more likes than any other of my blog posts in the last month. Then there were other posts that I thought were pretty darn good — which hardly got a look. I think my Inner Critic has gone on a bender because my writing instincts have become a bit skewed.
Third, I reinforced my commitment to write every day. The writing has become every bit as much a morning spiritual practice as has my yoga, meditation, and reading.
What’s next? I am still going to be writing every day but not necessarily through blogging. I have some personal writing that has gone long unattended, and I also want to work on my drumming and photography.
Oh, who am I kidding? If a prompt floats my boat, I’ll still be posting!
Thanks again. And Happy Halloween!!!!