I’ve decided I’m not good at joining in daily for the Bloganuary prompts – oh I see them and think about them, and then go about my day.
It’s summer here with warm sunny days, bikes rides to go on, books to read in a shady spot on the verandah, bbqs to have in the backyard, chats to have on the phone to family and friends, watching cricket and tennis on TV, essential trips to town – no lingering due to you know what….
But I did manage to write a dedicated post for Day 10 all about 5 (very different) things I’m grateful for today and I also explained what Bloganuary is all about.
During the month of January, an email comes in with a daily prompt, helping to serve as inspiration for blog content that day or at a later date. It’s fun and there’s no need to commit to posting every day but it can help sometimes to use the prompts provided. You can read more here.
Bloganuary day 1-14 prompts:
I’m summarising the first 2 weeks here and thought I’d write a sentence or two on each of the prompts so far, just for some fun.
Day 1: What advice would you give to your teenage self?
These types of things are always tricky as we now have so much more wisdom and perspective on board. I would simply encourage myself to keep smiling.
Day 2: What is a road trip you’d like to take?
The drive north to see my daughter, SIL and grandson – only about 1200km from home!
Day 3: Write about the last time you left your comfort zone.
Last year I was asked to give a talk about blogging at the local library – it wasn’t attended all that well but it was well worth doing – 10 thoughts I shared about blogging
Day 4: What was your favourite toy as a child?
I think my bike, it gave me so much freedom. I’ve always had a bike and still love riding today and enjoy introducing my grandchildren to the joy of riding.
Day 5 : What is something you wish you knew how to do?
I’d love to write a novel. I’ve given writing a children’s book a go and would love to know how to write a novel for adults.
Day 6: Who is someone who inspires you and why?
So many people inspire me – my mother, my daughters, my sister, my blogging friends, locals who have overcome dreadful adversities like the bushfires.
Day 7: What makes you laugh?
Trying to tell a joke, I always laugh before the punchline.
Day 8: What do you like most about your writing?
My honesty. I think it comes across as authentic.
Day 9: What do people incorrectly assume about you?
That I’m self assured and confident. I sort of am, but not all the time.
Day 10: What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?
See my post With a Grateful Heart
Day 11: What does it mean to live boldly?
This was a great daily prompt as my Word of the Year WOTY for 2021 was BOLD. Every month I wrote an update on how I’d been bold and it’s something that will stay with me as it was a great way to be.
Day 12: What emoji(s) do you like to use?
My top 5 used emojis are 😂🧡😊😢⭐️
Day 13: What does your ideal day look like?
Yesterday was pretty ideal to me – a warm summer’s day, blue sky, not too hot, an exercise session with my trainer to start the day, reading a book, no other plans…
Day 14: Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.
I thought this post sums it up perfectly – What I’ve learnt from surviving a school trip that went terribly wrong
Well that was a good exercise to do – how would you answer any of these prompts? Are you participating in Bloganuary, daily or otherwise?
Happy Friday 🙂
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