I felt guilty that I was not able to post daily in my WordPress blog before. But early this year I resurrected my blogging interest sharing things I derive mostly from my past personal experiences, my own personal thoughts, and to WordPress.com’s Daily Prompt. There were even times when I also clicked the “Inspire Me” link (via posting New Post found top right of blog page) just to help me squeeze out my thoughts into blog writing.
It’s nice to be prompted again with such a question whether I have fulfilled my goal of daily posting. Well I did last March 2013 where I managed to keep up despite staying up late. Blog writing is definitely a challenge more so posting daily. A couple of times I kept asking myself why I still blog. It’s no joke to write about a topic of interest even when I’m prompted to answer a question. There are times that I’m not comfortable sharing it or I find myself having difficulty translating my thoughts into written words.
But being able to come up with a great post is something fulfilling on my part as well. It just feels great to have successfully put into writing what I have in mind. And then I will realize that I have already written not only sentences but a couple of paragraphs much to my surprise and delight!
I once read an article that writing daily is good since it helps one to be reflective on what has happened in his/her daily life. What’s even more pleasing is to be able to read previous posts realizing I wrote something I never thought I have something to share and even inspire.
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I was browsing the web when I come across this slide presentation. Its teaser title caught my attention which intrigued me to read the whole presentation with its visuals. Really an interesting read especially to people (like me) who sometimes struggles to write.
Judging by its book cover I must say I might not be initially drawn to read the book. Frankly, I am not familiar with the author since I got more exposed to reading books from other popular authors I know such as Bruce Wilkinson, Joyce Meyer, John Maxwell, and Bo Sanchez.
More than the cover of the book itself, I was interested to read Patawaran’s work because a friend has recommended it as a good read not only for experienced and aspiring writers alike but also to those who want to improve their written English skills.
Upon learning about this I headed to the nearest bookstore and asked my mom to buy it for me as a birthday gift last year! Since I have read lots of inspirational books, I thought to myself why not try something different this time.
What I find surprising when I started reading the book was it took me a day reading just one chapter. It was something unusual for me because I would finish reading a not so thick book in just a day or two.
I believe it helped that I took time reading every chapter in separate days because my learning was focused on a particular subject. Whenever I encounter difficulty understanding a sentence or paragraph, I would reread them until I can fully get the author’s message. It was like my mind has been retrained to appreciate another writing style, which I am not used to come across compared to my previous readings.
To sum, the book is indeed worth reading for me since I find it a learning tool to help me improve my writing skills. There is also a possibility that I will go over with the book the next time and I believe I would still learn more from it.
I have been out this weekend since I attended my first ever International Conference (ICON) at Camarines Sur as a CFC-Singles for Christ. Due to my excitement, I busied myself packing up things for my weekend trip. Hence, I missed a few days writing here in WordPress. Never mind as I love to take a break and rest.
As I am trying to get back to feel writing again, I found the following quote that lighted up my mood. A great reminder to write with enthusiasm! =)
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