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 #13

Celebrate good times
You receive some wonderful, improbable, hoped-for good news. How do you celebrate?

When I receive good news, I have the biggest smile on my face. I love to share my good news with everyone. Sometimes it’s easier to share my good news on social media just because everyone I know is it one place. But people like my grandparents and a few family members are not on these social media sites, so I make it my mission to tell them in person when I can. However, telling my good news to the world, doesn’t mean I’m bragging. I’m proud of my accomplishments and I’m proud of the next person who shares it with friends.

When it comes to celebrating, it depends on the good news I’m receiving. Most of the time, I go to a restaurant or just stay at home and take in how amazing the good news is. It all depends on the situation. Did I get a job? Did I win $1 million? It all depends how exciting it is to me.

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Writing Prompt Wednesday #12

Naked, with black socks on
Are you comfortable in front of people, or does the idea of public speaking make you want to hide in a bathroom? Why?

The idea of public speaking makes me nervous. When I have to talk in front of people, my face gets bright red and I start to ramble a lot. My freshmen year of college, one of the first courses I took was Public Speaking. As a journalist, it’s easy for me to talk to someone one on one. But, when it comes to presentations or just participating in class, I freeze up. Something about every one’s eyes on me makes me want to turn the other way.

Over the years, I’ve gotten better at public speaking. The class taught me how to take your time and be comfortable talking in front of people. Every semester, my goal is to participate more. So far it’s been good, but I can definitely be participating more in my classes.

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