First of all, my apologies that the #100WordsonSaturday post couldn’t go live last Saturday. A bad internet connection, and an even worse back sprain kept me from getting it out.
While we’re on the subject, I’d really like to know whether you’d like us to continue with the #100Words prompts and linkies? Or do you have any other suggestions/ ideas that we will be able to incorporate here. Do let me know.
I was happy to see that so many of you linked in to last week’s #MondayMusings post. It would be fantastic if you could visit all the blogs linked. However, I know how difficult that might be. Please do leave comments on the host’s blogs and at least two blogs linked before yours. Thank you.
I’ve just read a fantastic post on Journal Writing on the Time magazine website. I would urge you to read it too. I’m convinced that all writers should journal to make our writing meaningful to ourselves and others. While blogs started out a jouralling tool of sorts, they are now far too public for us to completely be ourselves there.
I prefer a note book for journalling, but I know of other writers who successfully use apps for journalling. LifeHacker’s article, ‘Why You Should Keep a Journal‘ gives links to some good journalling apps.
The best argument that I’ve read for journal writing comes from the famous writer, Anaïs Nin
It was while writing a Diary that I discovered how to capture the living moments.
Keeping a Diary all my life helped me to discover some basic elements essential to the vitality of writing.
When I speak of the relationship between my diary and writing I do not intend to generalize as to the value of keeping a diary, or to advise anyone to do so, but merely to extract from this habit certain discoveries which can be easily transposed to other kinds of writing.
Of these the most important is naturalness and spontaneity. These elements sprung, I observed, from my freedom of selection: in the Diary I only wrote of what interested me genuinely, what I felt most strongly at the moment, and I found this fervor, this enthusiasm produced a vividness which often withered in the formal work. Improvisation, free association, obedience to mood, impulse, bought forth countless images, portraits, descriptions, impressionistic sketches, symphonic experiments, from which I could dip at any time for material.
Do you keep a journal? If so, does it help your blogging and writing? Do share!
It is time for #MondayMusings and all you have to do is:
- Write a post sharing your thoughts on a subject of your choice. Make it as personal as possible.
- Use the hashtag #MondayMusings and link to this post.
- Add your link to the linky which you will find either here or on Everyday Gyaan or on the post of a co-host.
- Use our #MondayMusings badge to help other bloggers join in too.
Every Monday, another blogger will be co-hosting with me. If you’d like to be that blogger, let me know either in the comments or by using the contact form. I’ll let you know the date and provide you with the code.
Today’s linky can be found here below and my co-host is my evil twin 😉 Sacha Blessed of Visualize Authenticity.