Finding Everyday Inspiration: And They Blogged Happily Ever After

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Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration.

Today’s writing prompt is a non-prompt in which you are invited to do some of a number of things from which I can’t choose because I’m choosy. One of them was doing an interview, and I briefly considered doing a Q&A with the voices in my head but, again, couldn’t choose which one.

Another idea was to contemplate what you learned about yourself and your writing. I’m always contemplating: suicide, new tattoo, new life, new kitten, new therapist, brain transplant, also, cookies, coffee and crap. I don’t think contemplating does me good but I may be overthinking.

This should’ve been a computer keyboard but close enough

Before you get as depressed as me or worse, hang on because there follows a list of people who are out there. More specifically, fellow bloggers who for reasons unknown joined me in the Everyday Inspiration challenge and are doing a better job of it. I dread to think that I might have inspired them to jumping on the bandwagon. On the brighter side, at least no one jumped under the wagon, right.

Here they are. I might have forgotten someone. Not because I’m mean (though I am, admittedly, mean) but because I’m not an algorithm (though I aspire to it) and hence I might make omissions (I’m currently contemplating whether or not I might be suffering from early senile dementia). Now, for more cheerful, coherent and wholesome reads, go over here:

Whom did I forget? Come over and shoot me. Or, you know, you can just tell me if you’re not up to doing time for shooting me. Oh. I nearly forgot the happy ending. I even forgot that I forgot to mention that this is the last day of the writing challenge! And after that, they happily blogged ever after.

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25 comments on “Finding Everyday Inspiration: And They Blogged Happily Ever After”

  1. Thank you so much, Mara, for including me in this list. I’m not sure I deserve it. The other sites you link to look so much more interesting than mine. I have published a response to your prompt and some other stuff. I’ll try to finish the sequence of tasks tomorrow.

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    1. The nice thing is that all the sites and bloggers who own them are so different from each other! Thank you for responding to my prompt, I really value it very much.

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  2. Thank you for including me in your list, Mara! I only have days 19 and 20 left to finish, now. I thought I’d never get the anecdotes post done, but it turned out to go much more quickly than I’d expected. 😀 (Your morning wake-up series was fun!)

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    1. Thank you for joining me in this challenge! I thought number 19 was the last prompt and just now I received number 20, which really wraps it up, so it was a fun surprise 🙂 One more post to go for me.

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      1. I’ve just got number 20 to do, now. Then I will be able to start right away on the Introduction to Japanese Poetry workshop that was to begin on Monday. The teacher has a scheduling conflict for that day. Which is just as well, since we learned yesterday that we have a family funeral (an aunt, this time) to attend on Monday, and so I will be able to get a head start on the workshop materials and assignment. I have been loving this course and reading through the related posts on my WP Reader for this account.

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        1. I am very sorry to hear about your aunt – and the other losses you mentioned in your last post, it is disastrous beyond words.

          On a more pleasant note, I am looking forward to seeing some Japanese poetry on your blog soon. This is something I’d be very interested to read.

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  3. Thank you for the shoutout of the tribe, Mara, and for the kind words.
    You don’t go justice to yourself, but hey, no surprise, as your posts are invariably great.
    As you pointed out, we’re a diverse and unique bunch of bloggers, and sometimes I still wonder how we got together. Perhaps that’s exactly why.
    Sending a hug to Ella, in case you refuse mine. 🤣

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    1. Well, since I’ve been to the madhouse, I’ve acquired the habit of hugging everyone randomly, so of course I will accept your hug! You don’t need to hug my cat, I wouldn’t ask such a terrible thing of you 😀 And thank you for being around. I look forward to your next posts, they’re always fresh and inspiring!

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  4. Hey Mara! Thanks for the shoutout. As Lucile says, we’ve become a tribe. You should write about our tribe! I love the idea of interviewing one of the voices in your head but not being able to choose which one LOL. Love it.

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    1. It’s so nice to think that I’m part of a tribe ❤ I’m not sure I’m the right person for a tribal post, maybe another tribe member with more sense could attempt that 😀 And thank you for your lovely comment, as always!

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  5. I totally relate to “interviewing voices in your head.” That’s the story of my life. In fact, my whole blog is a series of conversations with voices in my head–but they speak as anything and everything in allegorical style. In other words, I’ve had conversations with a floor, a loaf of bread, a shower cap, and on and on. I’m a new follower and thought you might get a kick out of my blog as well. Or not. Here’s the link: overthehillontheyellowbrickroad.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you so much for tuning in and giving me a friendly nudge, it’s sometimes a bit overwhelming in the blogosphere and I miss good stuff! I seriously love your blog, so original and refreshing, yet full of insights. Here’s to happy blogging!

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