Thursday, March 24, 2011

oneword.com

As I perused the coupon and savings blogs on my Google reader, I came across an entry that talked about oneword.com. I'm not sure why a coupon blog talked about a writing website; nonetheless, I was intrigued. So I went to oneword.com and checked it out. Basically, each day a single word is posted and you have 60 seconds to write whatever that word inspires in you. So I've tried it a few times this month, and today I finally signed up for the site. I'm not yet sure how much I like it because lately when I finish my 60 seconds, the screen freezes and does not let me fix my typos or edit my mistakes. The screen is not completely frozen because you can still press enter and let the world see what you wrote. However, these entries are for when I was not a member. I shall soon see if this happens as a member.

So far I've made three entries. They are as follows:

On March 10, 2011, the word for the day was "statement." This day I had no problems with the website at all: no freezing screens. I wasn't exactly happy that day though; this is what I said. "Don’t give me that bullshit. You tell me that you don’t have time, but you do have time. You have all the time in the world. What do you do all day? You sit at the computer and play games or talk on Facebook. Do something better. Write! Write! Write! I’m telling you to do this because if you don’t, then you won’t write again. That’s my statement."

On March 18, I thought I'd give the site another try. If I remember correctly, the word of the day was "wanted."
"I know I'm wanted because God loves me."

Today, March 24, the word of the day is "however." I wrote as follows: "Today was supposed to be a good day. However, my days never turn out as planned or as I hoped. Every time I take a few steps forward, it seems that I take one large leap back. Sometimes I stumble and fall when I leap backwards. I then lay dazed and confused, wondering what happened."

I figure this site is a good way to exercise my writing abilities. Even if I don't write a lot during the week or day to day, I can at least write a few sentences inspired by one word each day. You can find my entries here at http://oneword.com/members/tiger1i1y/, though I don't have any yet posted under tiger1i1y. Check back tomorrow and maybe I will.

For those of you interested, even if you don't have much time to write, perhaps you'd enjoy a site like oneword.com that allows you to take just one minute out of your day to write a few words or sentences to get your creative juices flowing.