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.