#Blaugust Day 3 — A Writing Prompt: What Do I Get Out of This?


This is part of the Blaugust series!


What are you hoping to get out of Blaugust this year?

I feel that writing consistently every day really has its own intrinsic rewards. I’ve learned from years of NaNoWriMo that the more you push yourself to write habitually, even on days when you feel you’re only spewing words at the screen, the easier it is to write and the faster writing comes. It’s not something that happens over night… it’s something that comes with time and practice.

Yes! You can practice writing/blogging! It’s honestly just like any other skill. I’ve seen the effects it can have in novel writing, so I know that it can do some good for the average (and above average) bloggers, too.

The other thing I hoped to get out of Blaugust is a bit more exposure for this side blog. It is my “micro blog,” but it’s a bit of an experiment for me as well. I wanted to see if a WordPress based micro blog could be just as “successful” as a Tumblr-based micro blog. The verdict is still out on this, but posting more content here never hurts!

So far, I’ve certainly seen an uptick in folks stopping by and commenting. It’s always a pleasant thing to hear feedback on my blog rambling! 🙂

Hope you’re having a good Blaugust so far, too.


  1. It’s weird — while I bang on about how I blog for myself and not for others, and that’s still true, there’s such fun and joy to be had out of people stopping by to comment. My old WoW friend Kanter (http://mmoonenight.blogspot.com/) said on Anook that he’d try to comment on at least one blog post a day, which seemed like a great idea, and in the last 3 days I think I’ve commented on 5-12 blogs every day. It’s been wonderful — it’s what I used to do back in the good old days (of Google Reader) and I’m happy to be doing it again.

    1. I also try to comment on as many blogs as I can, though I try to make sure the topic is something relevant for me to comment on. Otherwise, I don’t feel as if my comment is sincere enough… I guess that’s kinda weird.

  2. I recently started a photoblog from scratch and use my same wordpress login, so it’s made the whole thing really easy. Switching from either site is effortless, and I get notifications for both blogs in the same place, no matter which site I’m looking at.

    I think WordPress is viable for any style of blog. For me, it just came down to a different subject matter and visual presentation.

    1. Linking WordPress blogs is really great! I have sooo many sites that run off of WordPress, and it gives me a central location to check stats, etc. (If I ever remember to check it). 🙂

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