“Head to one of your favorite blogs. Write a companion piece to their penultimate post.”
Excerpt From: The Editors, WordPress.com. “365 Days of Writing Prompts.” iBooks.
One of my all-time favorite blogs (and people) in the world is Violeta Nedkova. I discovered her about 2 years ago when I was still working in Dubai and have been even more rebellious ever since. 😇 Her penultimate post is about Why You Need to Start by Blogging.
Honestly, I had to research what penultimate meant. It means “second-to-the-last.” So there you go, something new learned today because of blogging! (Or at least, research done for the sake of blogging. 😉)
So how do I put this?
I’m trying to complete a 30-day challenge of posting on this blog using the Daily Prompts from WordPress.com. And it so happens that the prompt instructs me to write about a favorite blogger’s penultimate post, which happens to be about blogging, too. Talk about happy coincidences!
Although I’m not — in any capacity — famous for blogging (yet?), I do find that trying to blog everyday (or at least catching up on my daily blogs) is rewarding in many ways.
From Violeta’s post, you may have read about the ultimate benefits of starting a blog, and posting and publishing regularly. And I agree to all of those advantages.
From my previous topic about the 3 reasons why I blog, I also share that blogging can be a way to discover yourself and your community through regular practice.
Indeed, I find that consistent blogging, writing, and creating in general only increases my confidence and enhances my strengths. And these qualities that blogging entails helps me figure out things and discover (or re-discover) lessons along the way.
Although wildly cliche, they say it’s always about the journey and not the destination. That is also true.
I think that destinations (and goals) are meant to keep us looking forward to something ultimate and final. But the ways in which we reach the destination (or achieve the goal) is really what makes us better.
The process is important and it shouldn’t consist of mindless routines that you have to accomplish everyday to get to something. It should be more of an action that you really want to do daily because it inspires you, speaks to you, and brings out emotions — whether good or bad. More than anything, the process makes the destination and/ or end goal matter.
To wrap things up, I am grateful for Violeta and for her blog and work. She has inspired and motivated me in countless ways. The particular blog post she wrote about blogging also serves as a reminder to trust the process and to continue to learn and practice everyday.