2011 Random Words Used
In 2011, I coordinated and participated in a daily challenge that used a randomly selected word. It was fun, it was frustrating, and it was challenging. I made new friends and reconnected with old ones. I ended the year with a body of work that had both volume and quality. I also got in the habit of posting daily and the muse learned to show up whether she wanted to or not.
Here is the list of words used in 2011:
Hello, would you be so kind to share our random word tool with your readers? You can find it in http://www.randomword.com, Thanks!
Wow, what a nice generator! I’ve made a note to update that blog post and I’ll mention your site.
Interesting – word soup! Ingredients for a successful year.
Ohhhh, you are so right! I’m going to put that into my journal jar.
How interesting to see the alphabetized list of words from the year. Thanks for all the administrative work you have done for this project.
You’re welcome, but if you had not been wanting to keep it going, I don’t know that I would have kept it up. Having a partner made a huge difference.
That list of words is AWESOME! No wonder I have such a body of work at the end of 2011.
Thanks for the mention. Love the new look of your blog…such vivid clarity…and simplicity. Will try and return to the “word a day” challenge more regularly. Gives me incentive to mix things up…writing…and photography. Issues with my back…and enjoying the holidays with my daughter and husband…have kept me from posting as I once had. But the passion remains…
and so will i…hugs, dear friend…hugmamma. :)
I’m not planning to continue next year, but I have two readers who might be convinced to do it together. If they want to get in touch with each other, I’ll have them contact you also.
I found you via Patti at a New Day Dawns. This looks like a fun thing to do but I think it would also be pretty challenging. Well done for having the idea in the first place and keeping up with it. Happy Christmas to you.
Thanks for visiting! Thanks also the compliment. It’s been challenging, although once I got the hang of it, it actually helped my creativity.
The Wall Street Journal had a good article on how obstacles can enhance creativity.
I referenced it in this post: https://livingtheseasons.com/2011/12/02/champion-for-a-day/
Merry Christmas to you also!
are you going to be continuing this effort in 2012? I’d like to try to be a part of it!
Kate – I’d love for you to be part of it, but I don’t think I’ll be continuing it in 2012. It really stretched my creativity, but there were days it was very limiting as well. I’ll ask who else is interested. If enough people are interested, I will reconsider. I know Kitty would like to do other things.
I’m interested. But it can be a photo or a written post about the word, correct? I really want to do something like this that trains my mind to follow the rules and stick to it all the way through.
I’m posting tomorrow that I don’t plan on doing it again next year. However, there’s another reader who’s interested. Would you like me to put her in touch with you? The two of you could do it together, just like Kitty and I did.
Hello there – I often read A NEW DAY DAWNS and came here via her blog. I don’t have enough time to write a word a day but wonder if I could join in the fun and write a ‘word a week’? If you prefer not, I completely understand. I wouldn’t mind picking a specific day, like Sunday, and then consistently write for that specific day. If I could get another day in, then I might try that, too.
Your ideas are great!
Thanks for the compliment! Feel free to pick and choose when you do it. Hugmamma at http://hugmamma.wordpress.com/ does it from time to time as well.
If you reread the challenge, you’ll see that the only rules are to be respectful and have fun. It’s hard to keep up with every day, so doing it just once a week is fine with me. When you do it, leave a comment and let me know. The great thing about doing the word is that it stretches your creativity, and for me, that’s the fun of it.
It really has been. It took me a while to get the hang of keeping track of things I wanted to write and then waiting for a word to come up that I could use it with. As the year has gone on, my posts have definitely improved their content.
I love this idea, not sure if I can do it all on top of working. Keep up the great work and writing.
Jackie – it does take a fair amount of work and you have a blog that you spend considerable time on. I’d love for you to participate, but time is such a limited commodity. Participate from time to time if a word appeals to you but don’t worry about your priorities not allowing you to do this.