Be Your Own Muse #Tweets4Blogs

 

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I’m tired of my talented tweeps telling me they have nothing interesting to write. (Say that three times fast.) Whether on their blogs or on Twitter… Doesn’t matter.

So. We’re going to mine our tweets for inspiration. (Please do read that when you get a chance—it’s short.) Yes, you will have something to mine. And, no, it will not be boring.

I’ve had numerous fellow writers recently ask me about Twitter prompts.

I have pointed them (you know who you are!) in the direction of a variety of challenges but I think there’s some shyness or confusion somewhere.

No matter.

Here’s the deal. I am going to give you a prompt each week and you will write a poem or micro fiction or memoir in 140 characters or less.

It will take no time at all and you will soon have a collection to scroll through for your blog. You might spark an idea or an entire blog post. Maybe a flash fiction piece.

I’m going to make this easy.

Every Tuesday I will pin a prompt to the top of my timeline. Why Tuesday? Eh. Why not?

Follow the prompt, write something, and use this hashtag: #Tweets4Blogs

Like this:

I’m writing haiku
To demonstrate how easy
Tweets 4 Blogs will be 

#Tweets4Blogs

See, in that “haiku”, I’ve also managed to demonstrate how awful the writing can be. But that doesn’t matter. It’s the spark of the idea, remember? Good.

Once you’ve tweeted, move on with your day. That’s it. In a few weeks, use the search bar and enter your handle and the hashtag. Like this:

@sarahbrentyn #Tweets4Blogs

Look at the garden you have! No, seriously, look at that stuff. It’s gold.

The seeds of inspiration that move like ticker tape on a Twitter timeline don’t have to be masterpieces.

Here’s our mantra: It doesn’t have to be good, it just has to be done.

Two minutes. Every week.

 

Be your own muse!

Visit me on Tuesdays for the prompt.

 

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37 thoughts on “Be Your Own Muse #Tweets4Blogs

    • Yes, you can definitely manage this one! No matter what’s going on…type, tweet, go on your merry way. Or not. Maybe write two. Or ten. More to mine later. ⭐️ If you use the hashtag, you’ll quickly be able to find your work.

      There is no bad. There is only inspiration. 💖 (And silly fun. We do not take ourselves too seriously here.)

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  1. This is awesome, Sarah! After I had read your post about mining tweets I realized how dreadful my tweeting is…all I do is tweet my blog posts and that of others, or RT the brilliance of better tweeters. This gives me motivation, and a purpose, to TWEET. Thank you!

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    • Yay! I’m so happy you’re going to play. Haha! 😄 “Dreadful” tweeting… That should be a thing. Know what? It will be. It’s going to be a future prompt.
      Motivation and purpose. *brushes hands* My work here is done. 😜

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  2. This sounds like a lot of fun, Sarah. I’ll do my best to join in each week. I like that it’s short, hopefully not simple, and on Twitter rather than my blog. I’m looking forward to participating. How ingenious are you! 🙂

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    • I hope you do. 💖 Yes, it’s short and should be quick. Then you can search to inspire a post. (It is nice not to add something to your blog – just a quick tweet to create a library of your own words. There are always sparks of inspiration in those.)

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  3. I might give it a try. I’m really bad at remembering stuff on a schedule. Like last night, after I picked up my kids, I realized it was Wednesday. I was all, dang, I’m supposed to post on Wednesday! Whoops. At least I remembered to take my daughter to Little Ninjas. 😉

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    • Well, Little Ninjas is important.

      Still figuring this out. Trying to find a way to remind people (since quite a few don’t tweet a lot). Perhaps a weekly post? That seems a bit much. There should be a reminder though…

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  4. I love this idea, Sarah! I get a little anxious around Twitter, like I feel out of my league or something. I feel like I’m either not witty enough or …. well, not witty enough 🙂 But the idea of using it to collect ideas and snippets is something I can get behind!

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    • Yes! To “collect ideas and snippets”. Exactly. Each blogger has his or her own voice, purpose, genre…but, hopefully, with a quick prompt, they’ll be able to whip something up and soon have some writing to grab for a post (or two). 💖

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