5 reasons to love everyday inspiration

Congratulations! You’ve reached the final day of Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration We hope these prompts have encouraged you to brainstorm and write in new ways and introduced you to new tools and resources.

I just got this message in the email and felt a little sad – the course is finished. Already? I will miss the daily doses of inspiration in my inbox. Although I didn’t do every prompt every day, the ones I did really encouraged me to try something different with my writing.

I was attracted by the write up:

Writing: Finding Everyday Inspiration is a twenty-day challenge that warms up your writing muscles and helps you to find inspiration in the places closest to you — but where you might not think to look. This course gives you a lot of freedom to experiment: you’re encouraged to shape each assignment as you wish. We’ll offer that initial spark each day, but we won’t tell you what to do. In short, we just want you to write.

5 reasons why I loved this course

One

I tried some different layouts and took inspiration from different sources: writing a letter, using maps as my muse and playing with word count, writing shorter posts with 188 words and another of 293 words.

Two

I found massive inspiration in writing as if I was taking coffee with a friend. I will definitely continue this one once a week and have already written my second post. I even designed a small graphic to showcase my posts.

If we were having coffee-long

Three

I think tagging my posts with the everydayinspiration tag got me noticed in the broader WordPress Community and nominated for the Versatile Bloggers Award this week by Liz from Unoriginal (Love) Notes. Although I haven’t responded to the nomination yet, I am still honoured to have been noticed. This has to be the highlight of the course for me.

Four

I’ve learned a few things about myself too:

  • One – I like a challenge and I’m beginning to feel comfortable enough to be able to choose the bits from it that resonate with me, the bits I want to do more with.
  • Two – I can intertwine things I learn into something I am already doing, as I have done with some of the course prompts. They have become part of the stories for my A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Three – I am versatile! Lots of what I write is about photography, but I can turn my hand to writing about other subjects too!
Five

The course was called Everyday Inspiration. My blog is called Everyday Delights. What more do I need?

I can highly recommend this course to anyone on WordPress. Its easy enough to fit into a day and you don’t have to respond to everything. Take what works for you and try it! I especially liked clicking on the link at the bottom of each daily email that invited me to “Visit the resource page for additional prompts“. I found tons of inspiration there too!

So thank you to the folk who put the course together!

Debbie blog sign off 2018

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