Life is a little bit chaotic right now and I’m finding it challenging to set aside the time to blog. I don’t want my blog to be more or less silent for the next 4-6 weeks, so I need to do something. Recently I reflected in a post about new bloggers using WP prompts, finding now that this is going to be my solution too. I’m going to experiment with the daily WP prompts, but maybe not on a daily basis. I’m just hoping that this will allow me to publish to my own set schedule of 4 times a week.
A blogging experiment with WP Daily Prompts
Prompts can be beneficial if we’re struggling for ideas, or when we’re starting out. I’m going to experiment to find out if I can produce good quality posts that are relevant and continue to engage my audience. I will only be responding to prompts shared by WordPress for the next 4-6 weeks.
Today’s Daily Prompt
Its time to get started with the experiment and today’s prompt:
Thinking about writing, and finding the time to blog; that does shape what I consider to be my favourite time of day. Its that time when I have calm and quiet. Tranquility so I can reflect and write. When is that time? Or on reflection, is it a set time or simply the establishment of calm, tranquil surroundings that is important?
On reading the prompt, my immediate reaction was early morning when the house is quiet; its also quiet outside. There is no traffic on the road, the neighbours are all sleeping. Living in the city, it can be quite noisy regularly. If I go beyond that, I would also say that it needs to be daylight, so summer rather than winter.
Its ironic that this favourite time is early morning as I’m not a morning person. I guess if I want to enjoy these peaceful moments, I need to work at being an early riser.
Do we need a favourite time for blogging?
I’ve seen posts across my year blogging discussing whether bloggers have a specific or favourite time for blogging. Thinking about that question, its certainly helpful to write when the environment is calm. Its helpful to have a tranquil space to work, but is that something we can create for ourselves?
It would be nice to think we can guarantee peace when we want to write, but in reality, how often does that work? We need to think about what we can do to create the best environment for us to work. For me that might be telling others that I’m working; playing music and if its really noisy outside and I have the windows open, using headphones. Of course, I could close the window, but I want to enjoy the fresh air. What else works for me is getting in the right mindset – reading a bit first, reviewing what I’ve been working on and making a cuppa. They all help me get ready for writing.
Questions for the community
Do you l a favourite time? What do you do during that time that makes it special? What about blogging? Do you have a special time, or special environment for writing for your blog?
If you’ve enjoyed this post, I’d encourage you to pop over to Wise & Shine where I dig a bit deeper into the arguments for and against using prompts as a source of inspiration.
I hope my decision to use blogging prompts encourages others to do the same. Sign up for my blog so you’re kept up-to-date with my progress.