How to find blogging inspiration from other blog posts ~ #WonderfulWorldofWriting

How to find inspiration from other blog posts #WonderfulWorldofWriting

How to find inspiration from other blog posts #WonderfulWorldofWriting

I recently saw a blog post from Tales of the Motherland called “Alone in a hotel room”.

From the title I assumed it would be a sad post full of soul-searching.  While I write this (very rarely do I type and go!), I haven’t read the blog post, as I don’t want to be swayed by the content.

It struck me how much just one word can convey.

To a busy parent it could mean 5 minutes of peaceful me-time

Or it could be someone travelling for work with only wifi and/or satellite TV and/or mini bar for company.  (Not exactly alone then!…)

‘Alone’ can mean so many things to so many people.

It can mean a deep, empty feeling of being on your own.

It can mean shutting a door on an intrusive world.

It can mean time to free your soul by putting pen to paper in letter writing or any kind of writing.

It can mean absorbing yourself in a book (bliss!)

What does it mean to me?  Well, from past experience, alone is a black place to be.  Being alone can mean too much time to wallow.  I used to feel ‘too’ alone when I experienced depression (which was, thankfully a good while ago now).

I used a journal to record something positive each day and when I recovered, I vowed I would never, ever go there again.

Along with focussing on all things literary and writing, I try very hard to keep my Virtually All Sorts blog positive and to that end, this post will finish on a positive slant.

For me, ‘alone’ has to be indulging in a bath of the perfect temperature, candles on and a good book afterwards (don’t want it getting soggy or the ereader falling in the bath!!)

So what was the point in me writing this post?  It struck me how just from reading a title containing a single word can provoke thoughts and feelings and inspire a whole new blog post.  Do read Dawn Landau’s post at Tales from the Motherland to see why she wrote the post that inspired this post…


What would you do if you had some ‘alone’ time?

Tell me in the comments below.

6 comments to “How to find blogging inspiration from other blog posts ~ #WonderfulWorldofWriting”
  1. Ahhh, Alone time. If only!

    When I’m alone I like to write (sadly) and listen to music. It’s the only way to shut my brain up.
    You can be alone in a room full of people too, I know that one! xx

    • Writing and listening to music is soooo good for the soul! And yes, it’s very true that you can be alone in a crowd of people. It can give you a very empty feeling. But getting back to the writing and listening to music because that makes me smile! 🙂

  2. I love ‘alone time’ myself as I don’t get enough of it. I love reading, writing, watching telly and (how sad is this) getting the house tidy! Mind you, I think I love alone time because it doesn’t last – with a hubby and three kids, family and a fantastic group of friends I know the alone time doesn’t have to last any longer than I want it to. I’m lucky and I think that does make a big difference. If ‘alone time’ became ‘lonely time’ that would be a whole other thing. xx

  3. The closest I used to get to alone time was on the commute to work… in the last year I’ve had two colonic hydrotherapy sessions and that’s been it. I’m ok with that though – three kids and a hectic life doesn’t leave much room for alone time…

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