Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.
Why do this?
- Writing with a specific person in mind is a great way to focus both your thoughts and your goals for your blog.
- Exploring new elements and post styles adds more tools to your storyteller’s toolbox.
- Publishing different types of posts and media adds visual interest
Today I dreamed about a line I’d written months ago, well maybe more than just mere months. I wanted to see if I could turn that line into a paragraph. I grabbed my flash drive this morning and then I remembered that I wasn’t too sure if the line was saved to the drive. I debated with myself. If I turn on my desktop and wait for it to start up so I can load the file onto the drive, I am going to miss the bus. If I miss the bus, I’ll be late for work. I could on the other hand just hope the file is on the drive and make it on time. After going back and forth in my head for a minute, I turned on my desktop. Yeah, I ran around the house like the Flash trying my best to hurry. I know if anyone saw me at that point I would have looking like a maniac.
My desktop is ancient by today’s standard. It pretty much has a mind of its own. It can run as fast as cheetah one day and then the next it will go as slow as a tortoise. I know, I know what you are going ask me. Why not just replace it? I couldn’t justify the cost in previous years to warrant replacing it. These days however it is becoming problematic. I just don’t really know what features I should have and what’s going to be cost effective in the long run. I have to do my research.
Let’s get back to the matter at hand, the file on the flash drive. I race around the house making sure I have everything and I haven’t forgotten to complete any of the necessary tasks in my morning ritual. You know forgetting to put on deodorant could be an issue in today’s projected 97+ degree weather. I digress.
I check the desktop and it’s finally loaded I open the drive and of course the file wasn’t there as I suspected. As quickly as I can, I transfer the file from my “in progress” folder to the flash drive. I grab the drive and then I race out of the house. On my commute, I am repeatedly saying the line in my head. I arrive at work and I am still saying the line. I am trying to come up with something magnificent that will follow those words. I want something that is going to inspire me to write so feverishly that I can hardly contain myself. As I sat at work, the words did not come.
There was work to be done which interrupt my creative thought process. This is what seems to happen to me. Work or school interrupts that flash of creative zing I get and then it just disappears like it never was. I cannot believe I am the only one out there experiencing this. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Anyone?