My take today is on the Daily prompts itself and the challenges put up by the Daily Post. Am not a professional blogger, more of a passion to write, to express myself and also a means of getting out of the mundane daily tasks of life, one that we all go through day in and day out. Sleep, work, eat, sleep, in summary!
What do these prompts mean to me? I don’t think that can ever be expressed or quantified, but being a part of a community, be it any, a blogging one or the photography one that I have also joined, is in simple terms being a part of an extended family, where you have so many members, that despite knowing many of them, you don’t know many of them. Only difference being in this case, it works on the reverse.
What have enjoyed the most of these Daily little challenges is not only the fact that it inspires the grey cells, that are often hidden somewhere in the vertex or vortex (what ever one calls it) of the brain, but it inspires you to think beyond the boundaries that we all live within. What this has become is part of a ritual of life, that one looks forward to eagerly waiting every day, as to what surprise would pop up next.
Similar to a little boy getting a packed box of candy, not knowing what flavours exist or are hidden, the prompt brings both a combination of fear (of the unknown) and an excitement that could know no limits.
The learning curve has without doubt been tremendous. Where else do you get more than 100’s of teachers / guides / prompter’s, all for free. In this environment, the biggest plus for me has been not the simple fact that I am just building up my blog, but the fact that I get to know so many different genres of writers, so many layers of thoughts and ideas, with many staying on for life.
Beg, borrow and steal is an old adage, but have over the years also learnt that when you see something good, feel free to copy it shamelessly. You can only get better. And I aim to do that.