I find it absolutely amazing how one’s mind wanders throughout the day.
Take for instance this morning my desire to participate in a prompt challenge
became sidetracked, dissuaded when finally I found the correct pingback only
site stated ‘not secure’.
That worded notification to me automatically became a ‘red’ flag.
A much worse case scenario would be my anti-virus software showing a
large red-bordered circle telling me ‘not safe’ which translates to quickly
Since I awoke to freezing temperatures and found myself with ample time
before an appointment I chose to write – offer up a blog contribution today.
All was not lost as my mind wandered to a totally different direction.
Question ahead faced: “What are the qualities of a good writer?”
Time to research a bit on the web.
In essence I was quite pleased by the one and only article I read, absorbing
the contents while taking notes and hanging onto every word.
The writer broke it down into ‘six’ categories.
Attention to detail was the first quality addressed and ‘yes’ I passed as
I’m constantly observing and taking notes (mental and hand-written).
Discipline was next on the list with reference to frustration in regard
to rewrites, edits and improvements.
Although setting a time schedule for writing was not inclusive it’s a
well-known fact – one I need to address.
Clarity, strong vocabulary and open to changes are all areas of
writing I’m both familiar with and practiced since the start of my
blogging journey a little over five years ago.
The last category on the list was ‘passion for reading’ and to be
honest with myself I believe I need to prioritize more as we learn
so much from reading another’s works.
I’m extremely thankful my mind directed me elsewhere and now
it’s time to proofread before I publish today’s post while arguing
with the newest writing foe ‘the block editor’.