As you know this is a personal blog.
While I strive to write about things that happen in my daily life, I don’t always have much to tell you, my little moonbeams.
Yet I said I’d be here so I am here.
I didn’t go looking for these 3 unique things to do + 1 funny YouTube video but stumbled over them while doing research for other projects.
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✅ I stumbled over this website, just the punctuation, and decided to try it.
All you do is cut and paste a sample of your writing, input it on the screen, then ‘winner, winner, chicken dinner’ the algorithm generates an image showing only the punctuation in your writing sample.
For the life of me I don’t know what this proves but here are 6 paragraphs of my blog writing reduced to punctuation.
✅ I stumbled over this website, Right-Angle Doodling Machine, and decided to try it.
All you do is use your arrow keys to create an original doodle. It’s easy– and reminds me of 6th grade when I was bored out of my gourd with “new math” so I started making doodles like these using pencil and paper to pass the time.
I’m not sure why, but making this doodle was relaxing and made me feel youthful and creative, in a linear way.
✅ I stumbled over these 20 Journaling Prompts I Swear By to Get You Out of Your Head and decided to try them.
All you do is find yourself a comfy spot to ponder and write, then set about answering each prompt, for your own personal enlightenment.
While I appreciate the concept of writing prompts, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that I’m reluctant to use them. That being explained, overall these did get me thinking about my life in a new way– and that is good.
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Below is The Theory and Practice of Editing New Yorker Articles by Wolcott Gibbs as read by Bill Murray. If you’re a wordsmith, it’s a hoot.