Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A change in plan.

I'm still thinking of having a writing challenge month. I've been working on a schedule and everything. I was catching up with the Biggest Loser recaps so didn't get a story out yesterday, but I plan on doing one anyway and posting it to that day.

Speaking of Biggest Loser. Considering Tegan was originally set up for stories and or journal entries, I have decided to split off my Biggest Loser and fitness blog posts into a new blog. They can now be found at Carrot Sticks & Cottage Cheese.

This way, I can continue to post my recaps without them getting buried by other stories and entries. Hope there is no confusion but as I don't have many current followers, it shouldn't confuse too many people.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Writing Challenge

Do you remember earlier this year when I had my writing challenge? Yes, it consisted of me supplying a new and original poem from me every day. I was successful at it and have come away with a few more poems I actually like.

Well, I have been kicking around the idea again. However, this time I was thinking of doing something quite different. The poetry challenge was nice, but I have come to the conclusion that I would enjoy a more diverse challenge. With that, I have decided for October I plan on having another writing challenge. This time, there will be different categories for each day of the week.

What will all the categories be? I'm still hammering that out, as well as on what day I will do them. Some of the topics will be Biggest Loser recaps, short stories, journal entries and/or poems. Still trying to think of original things to do, something diverse. Any suggestions? Feel free to comment.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Chocolate Cake

The Bill Cosby inspired comedy skit I did for a friend and family talent show.

Point / Counterpoint - Blogging

Point - Being a writer, I've found blogging to be a great way to express my feelings to the world either through stories, poems, journal entries or just sarcastic wit. Keeping a blog helps to keep all your written material in one place, online. This way, even if you have no access to your own files at home, you can access them on the internet - as long as you have internet access. Most blogging websites are free to use, have great tools and fairly easy to learn. What better way to share with your friends and family what is going on in your life, what better way to explore what others are up to, what better way to keep your writing skills intact and honed to a sharp point.

Counterpoint - Blogging certainly isn't for everyone. Want to be discovered? Blogging is hardly the way to go unless you are already discovered. Place a drop of water in the ocean and you see what I mean. Sure, you may decide to keep a blog because you just like to write and want to share with whoever, but ask yourself - who is reading it? There's a good bet, not many of your friends give a hoot how you spent your weekend unless you are talking directly to them. Your descriptions and discoveries, as exciting as they may be to you, are typically bland or uneventful. And the occasional reader may well be someone you actually do not want to know how you spent your summer. It' so easy for a writer to put down various aspect they may not normally want to share with others, because they forget other may or may not be reading.

What are your thoughts? Which side do you mostly agree with? Do you have any ideas for future point/counterpoint entries?

Jeffrey Scott