Not that I’m a wolf all of the time, but hey… I like being different. Even though I’ve struggled with topics on occasion for this blog challenge, I used the proposed topic exactly ONCE since starting 22 days ago. I think BlogHer is a great site, but for really getting into the type of blogging I like to do, the proposed writing prompts in many ways could lead to way too much fluff.
Substance. More substance.
I’m a big fan of getting beyond the surface. What makes people tick? Their backgrounds and experiences? Stories that they tell. How it all comes together to make them who they are now. And many people aren’t willing to share that in person to even their closest friends.
Which is why many times blog prompts turn to fluff. It’s difficult to look vulnerable when being strong is touted as the way to get work done and gain friends. It’s also rare that a person truly knows and recognizes their true self. Some topics require this knowledge and courage to really cover well, exposing parts of the self which may show weakness or desire to improve their idea of self. In the short view, weakness may come through; but long term, this type of post requires more cahones and growth than most people want to put on the line.
I say go for it.