Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights
TODAY ‘S QUESTIONS;
Before you have written a prompt post, if you read someone else’s response that has the same idea as yours, do you abandon the project, modify it, or continue as before?
Hmmm, very interesting question! I try not to read responses from others to the same prompt. But as a lot of bloggers that I follow, also follow the same prompts, it does happen. So if by chance I am going to write something very similar to another person’s response, I will go back to the thinking room and come up with something different. Sometimes if the prompt is pointing to a definite direction and one can imagine that most people would be heading in that direction, I don’t attempt it because I feel I won’t be able to bring anything new too the table.
The interesting thing about prompts is that we mostly see something different and our responses very accordingly. I’ve seen this with my WDYS prompts. I write my own response at the end, while doing the roundup post. And I do get my own ideas about what to write. Sometimes it is influenced by all the other contributions and at other times, it has been there since I posted that image.
We are all fans of Q&A prompts. How do they spark creativity in you?
I love Q&A posts. It invokes a personal response. Just like Blogging Insights. It also doesn’t requires lot of creative thinking. You just need to answer the questions. One can add a bit of humor and tell a tale or two, but mostly they are straight forward.
However post like “Fibbing Friday” involves a lot of creative fibbing/ lying. I am quite a failure at this type of posts. Perhaps an inherent flaw in my personality can account for this.
Rory, of “A guy called Bloke” often asks interesting questions and those can stretch the creativity! Sometimes one has to answer in a way as to avoid answering at all, if you know the sort of questions he sometimes asks!
Thank you Tanya, for these interesting questions.