Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Write, Eat, Post, Bathe

 

Facebook destroyed my writing.  I quit thinking in blog posts and started thinking in status updates.  My blog died.  I’ve tried to resurrect it a few times, without success. This time, hopefully, will be different.  This time I’m using Facebook for blog-spiration. 

Saturday night, a few of us were sitting around playing on Facebook.  It is a sad and pathetic way to spend your weekend evenings, but it was what it was and we kept ourselves entertained.  We’d all blogged together previously and all felt guilty for abandoning our blogs.  (Why do we feel so guilty for not writing?)  We decided to form a new group: Write, Eat, Post, Bathe.  So named, because that’s pretty much how we were spending our Saturday night. 

We’ll attempt to make our Facebook addiction work for us, instead of against us, starting with a weekly writing prompt. This is the first weekly prompt:

So, write about writing this week--what you expect, how it makes you feel, why you fell out of practice or kept up with it, doing it professionally vs for fun, hiding from your real life--whatever. Any format, from poetry to prose to shopping list. Just write. And post your link so we can share. Totally optional means no stress. Write whatever or shamelessly stay silent this week. Have fun, for pete's sake.

I think this will be a fairly easy prompt to start with.  So, here goes:

I write because I am a comment whore. 

The End. 

14 comments:

Beth said...

Ha.

You are awesome.

That is all.

(Well, not really. That's a great backstory. Well done.)

spookyrach said...

:D Thanks!

(Notice how when I reply to your comment, it doubles the number of comments! Score!)

annie said...

Way to go, Rach! Here, let me throw you a comment! :)

annie said...

BTW, my WV was "mintiffi." It doesn't mean anything, I just thought it was cool...

That Janie Girl said...

You're not the only comment whore on this side of Texas.

My name is Janie.

I am a comment whore.

and my captcha was oommunt, which is like saying comment, with some freaking marbles in my mouth. Not that I would know...

Anonymous said...

Well, if you're gonna be a comment whore, I hope you use commas.

LJ

spookyrach said...

Y'all are such good commentors! And I'm glad to know I'm not alone, Janie. hahaha!

LJ - no worries. I always use commas. They help to prevent verb-err-ial disease.

Cyn Huddleston said...

Your comment is on the dresser. Now what do I get? :)

spookyrach said...

I'll write ya anything you want, baby! ~snort~

(by the way, I'm working on another itty-bitty poem. Some time when you're bored, would you critiquing it for me?)

Cyn Huddleston said...

Yes, ma'am. I will

Cyn Huddleston said...

Message it to FB to make sure I see it.

Ayekah said...

I agree with you Rachel, I think too, for some of us, the instant contact with each other ties us too. No excuse for not writing, but yet... I don't know. For myself, I stopped in 2009..... can you even? I can't even remember 2009.... I picked up guitar again.... more of a relaxing outlet and I so love music..... obviously.... I journal every morning at the least, so I do write. More than once a day usually, I have two I use in the morning. I need to right... and here I am making my own admission on your board... might be good if I went to my own blog ...... lol One more thing.... there is a great part of me that doesn't enjoy the virtual world. And I don't like to type either. enough rambling.

Dijea said...

I am a comment whore too, but I haven't gotten many of those lately. Working on my blog as well.....I must have been watching TV when that conversation popped up.

Can't wait to see what is next.

spookyrach said...

I know what you mean, Dijea. Not only have I not been writing, I haven't been reading, either. Hope to change that!