I purchased a Personal Plan from WordPress yesterday, and one of my concerns for this website is that I would be wasting my money if I didn’t update this more often. So what I thought to do was to challenge myself to post every day. The problem I saw was that most of the “everyday writing challenge prompt” had very uninteresting writing prompts until I came across The Learning Network by The New York Times.
The Learning Network has a page called Writing Prompt, and all the essays and their prompts are very interesting. (I was thinking of using SAT essay prompts. Maybe I can consider that as well.) The Writing Prompt page has three subsections: Student Opinion page, Picture Prompt page, and the Current Events Conversation page. Each essay posted on these pages answers one question, so what I would do is answer the same question that the featured essay is answering.
If the essay and its prompt posted on that day is not up to my liking, I always have Plan B. The Learning Network has 401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing and 650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing.
Now, this doesn’t mean that I’ll be writing prompted posts each day. I’m treating the prompts as a way to write something when I don’t feel like blogging about myself since it’s rarely about myself anyways. I used to have a weekly blog challenge, and it was extremely difficult to keep up since I was just a kid and didn’t think that my life was that much interesting although I’m not saying that I’ve become interesting through time.
What gets you writing? Inspiration rarely comes to me, but I hope that The Learning Network can assist me to get over this writer’s hump. See you tomorrow!