This Week's Writing Prompts for Thursday 05.22Hosted by Mama Katts
1.) The most challenging part about blogging for you is...
2.) You HAVE to go back in time and choose a different career path for yourself. What do you choose?
3.) A blog post inspired by the word: sweet
4.) Describe your dream home.
5.) Choose a recent Instagram photo and use it to inspire a blog post!
What prompt shall I choose. # 2 nah... I'm not unhappy with the choices I made.
3. Sweet to me means a recipe. and poundage.
4. I'm living in my dream home, except I'd like a conservatory. Sometimes it's a nightmare, but basically I'm not moving anywhere.
5. and I don't do Instagram.
So #1 it is. Funny the very thing that challenges me with my blog is what I started to write, and then immediately deleted.
A long time ago, I challenged myself to posting on my blog daily. When things were going tough blogging was my refuge. I felt it was a healthier way of dealing with my feelings than coming home and having a meltdown. My boys didn't deserve that, I was already neglecting them enough. Well things have not changed too much, I think I really "WATCH" what I say in my post. Heaven forbid you speak your mind. As one of the bloggers I read said, you don' like what I'm saying you can click out. It's no longer the soul cleansing experience I had originally hoped it would be. It's a little more "positive", and that's the challenge.While I'm thankful that I can find positive things happening in my life, there are some nasty things too. You see... I had made another comment and had to remove it.
I've met some wonderful bloggers over the course of my 1,111 posts, read some great thoughts, been inspired spiritually and read some VERY good books. I've spread my wings in the choices I make on the bookshelf, and artistically as well. But, the most beneficial portion of blogging is the comfort and support we give each other. SO, if I'm not writing what I'm feeling to some extent I'm missing out on that arm around my shoulder, just because the hand is over my mouth. But there again that's the challenge. I find my morning coffee tastes better when I know what Nise is reading, or what beautiful flowers Annie is seeing Downunder, and I've discovered more Canadian authors than I knew I'd like, but since I don't read as quickly as any of these ladies, my posts are less frequent. Does that mean I no longer need to "release". Not hardly. We all do! The challenge in itself is to put down in words what is happening in my life that someone would be interested in. I have to be careful not to tell someone else's story. Sometimes I just post a picture of my guys, because I'm missing them so much. Or sometimes I just want to write pap... perhaps that's more often than I'd like to admit. Like the song says... "there I've said it again"...the challenge is to keep thoughts coming that are good and clean and unoffensive. I'm really trying to be a good person in all this... BUT sometimes...Sandi posted on FB.