Writing Prompt Wednesday #19

Secret of success
What would it take for you to consider yourself a “successful blogger”? Is that something you strive for?

I can’t believe it’s been three years since I started blogging. I remember how nervous I was to start writing because I didn’t think I was going to gain any readers. But, on the flip side, I was excited because I enjoy writing. I’m a journalist, a writer, and now I was adding blogger to the list.

I’m constantly reading blogs and I’m in awe at how many readers come together to participate in someone’s post. I’m no where near that popularity, but I would love to hit that point of success in my blog that people are having a discussion on my writing.

Although I have a long way to go in having a large readership and a huge recognition, I still consider myself a “successful blogger”. I consider myself a “successful blogger” because I find happiness in writing a post. At the end of the day, I’m doing this because it interests me. Of course I would love for my posts to interest others. However, I don’t want to start writing things because it fits a certain audience or because it’s so called “popular” to write about.

I love my blog because I’m focusing on topics that I’m passionate about. I’m writing about the things that make me happy. It’s been three years since I started this blog and I have no plans on stopping now.

The goals I have on moving forward with The Social Rundown and also my side blog The Fashion Rundown is to become a better writer, to communicate better with others, and gain a readership. I don’t care about gaining money from this or become a “famous blogger.” I want to continue making my blog stronger and a place for people to go to for inspiration, advice and more!

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #18

Perspective
Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think
about something that makes you happy. Does it change your
perspective on the former?

I think something that drives me crazy is when people are constantly complaining or judging people. As human beings we are allowed to complain. We also, as much as we try, not to judge others. It’s okay to let out some frustration every now and then. It’s great to vent to others instead of hiding so much negative energy. However, when you begin to complain about the smallest things and bring everyone down with you, that’s when it drives me crazy. How are you complaining when you have a roof over your head, a job, an education and so much more.

My mother always told me that when you start complaining over the things you don’t have, stop and think of people that don’t have a roof over their heads, that can’t get an education or even afford food on the table every day. So much energy is waste when you sit and complain about the world around you instead of doing something about it. Just for a second, think of one good thing in your life. Think of one good thing that happened to you today.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #17

Intense
Describe the last time you were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something, or were surprised by the intensity of a feeling you had about something , or were surprised at how strongly you reacted to something you though wouldn’t be a big deal.

I think the last time I was surprised (and I keep surprising myself) with my feelings is when I saw Demi Lovato in concert. I know it makes some people’s eyes roll, but I’m serious. Of course when the music plays and she hasn’t shown up on stage yet, my heart starts pounding with excitement. I haven’t been this excited all semester, so when I went to see her at the Barclay’s Center, for a moment I forgot I was a college student. For a moment, I forgot everything and just focused on what was going on stage.

I sung along to every song and danced my way through them. But as soon as Joe Jonas made an appearance on that stage, that’s when I lost it. I was surprised that I was crying, tears running down my cheeks. I guess I was thinking about the high school years and the memories I made. I started to just think about my childhood and how now, I’m a third year college student looking into the real world.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #16

Sand but true
Tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’e ever gotten. Does it still apply?

I try my best to deal with criticism. However, since I started my major last year, I’ve faced criticism that was out of my control. I always thought I was a good writer and when I blog, I feel good afterwards because people are reading and enjoying what I have to say.

I never thought simple criticism would bring me down. When I started getting comments on my articles, I started to lose hope for myself. Should I really be doing this major? Do I even love it anymore?

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #15

Childlike
Explain your biggest regret —as though to a small child.

I wouldn’t say it’s my biggest regret, but one of my regrets is not speaking up. When it comes to school, expressing myself to others or helping people when needed, I don’t do it. I think about it, but I don’t put it into action. I just keep to myself most of the time.

When it comes to school, I tell myself every semester to participate. If I participate in one class a day, then I’m satisfied. However, I sit in class and my hand is never raised. It’s not that I don’t know the information because I do. It’s something about being the center of attention and the fear of my answer not being good enough. I’ve had this issue since I started school and I hope that it’ll change.

When it comes to expressing myself to others, I’m distance. Do you ever question how much you know about me? If I’m sad, angry or uncomfortable, it might be difficult to figure that out. I don’t like telling people how I feel even if they asked. Again, I don’t like having the focus on me with feelings like that.

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