Starting my blog, I thought writing a poem a day would be easy. For the most part, I can whip out an average poem in about 5 minutes with no revisions. However even just a week into this blog, I found myself slowing down. It was as though I was running out of steam for inspiration as well as simply the want to write. How could I feel inspired to write, when I had nothing to write about? It was hard to sit down at ten o’clock at night and tell myself to write something. At this point, I was beginning to regret my choice in blog topic.
About a month in, I began looking around WordPress more. I checked out other people’s blogs, and came across a blog called Daily Post. This blog posted daily writing prompts, weekly photography prompts, etc. As I began exploring, I felt more and more motivated. These prompts were giving me the inspiration that I needed. Although it was just one word, I had something to give direction to my poems. I felt ready to write, and even became more confident in my own poetry.
Another thing that inspires me is the response I get from other writers. Getting feedback and input on my poetry not only helps me to improve but also inspires me to write more.
Now, each day I look forward to seeing the daily prompt and letting it inspire me. Although I only am required to write this blog through the semester of this class, I am excited to continue on this project even after the required date.
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