While cruising the web I found some interesting writing exercises. Since writing this blog I have become more and more aware of my writing style. It is a bit conversational. While this is fine for a blog, I found myself looking for ways to stretch my creative thinking and writing. I found this list of exercises that I am enjoying. Writing a 250 word, grammatically correct, sentence is hard, but interesting. You find yourself pulling out punctuation you only read about in school. Take a look at these exercises for fiction writers.
Strong week, I even quoted Ice Cube yesterday because “it was a good day!” I had a strong week on the job search, finished a new ad for a client, made it to round two in the interview process for two different opportunities and started round one for a third! I wrote a guest blogging piece for one of my favorite bloggers, when it runs I’ll share! My kids are well and I’ve learned to tune out the dog’s snoring. It has been a week of focusing on my strengths, staying positive and being thankful for the small stuff. We all need a little light at the end of the week so I thought I’d share mine with you all today. One of my favorite bloggers reminded me this week to “Think Small” and it helped! I started the week SMH (shaking my head) at all the blog orphans I discovered during my webbing, and I’m going to finish this work week by sharing some of the absolutely brilliant gems I frequent!
ManageBetterNow -On a daily basis I get smarter and think more about how I can serve others as a manager when reading ManageBetterNow. My friend I have named John (not his name but he feels like a John and incidentally my father’s name was John,) thinks he’s writing a management blog, but he’s actually teaching a course on servant leadership and writing the book on how I will approach any new endeavor. He doesn’t even charge for this stuff!
Life Can/Do – Tim, I love the name of this blog! Shares poignant life lessons and reactions to life that I find insightful and artfully complex for a clearly left brained IT human. Loved last week’s post on Responsibility gosh we all should be so bold as to put it in writing!
Maze A Day cause I’m a visual human and I can stare at these beautiful pieces of Maze art and get lost in them! I have actually printed a couple out and tried them. They are real mazes!
Lead, Learn, Live by David Kanigan He made me cry yesterday with these beautiful words “…You don’t need to wait for your turn at life’s inevitable traumas to learn the flourishing of those who thrive.” Always good thoughts, feelings and life leading lessons in each of his posts. I get excited when I see a new one and read them right from my iPhone!
So visit these or others, there are so many nuggets out there together we will fight blog abandonment by reading the thoughts of those who are kind enough to share! I’ll get back to geeking out on new media tools next week! Have a great weekend!
Sounds sad doesn’t it? Cute little smart nuggets of potential left languishing on the internet. No nurture no care and no love. I know, you’re busy or you have exhausted your list of topics. Run out of quippy puns and anecdotes for the world? Don’t worry, it’s not to late. I’m here to tell you your blog misses you and will take you back! They won’t ask where you’ve been they just want a parent someone to claim them and restore them to their socializing glory. Sending out updates to followers is their reason for being and they have not forgotten how. In as long as it took you to read this and hang your head in shame, you can write a new post. Just a few words of encouragement for friends, a new You Tube video you love, or the joke you heard yesterday. It doesn’t expect you to write a novel, 2 words to start is perfect. “Welcome Back!”