I know it’s been quite late to say this, but I thought I’d just say. This year, the folks at WordPress.com has created something they call PostADay and PostAWeek both followed by the year 2011. This is simply a massive participation of bloggers around the WordPress.com network who intend to write and publish at least one post every day or every week.
Many people have declared and joined the program with an intention to write a post every day. But I think that’s not for me. It doesn’t take much time to write a post. At least, I can convince myself. But writing a post every day will: i) result a fall in the quality of my writings; ii) keep me worried that I will have to write a post; and iii) make me habituate in writing posts without doing some research.
Now, a post after some research done is a great thing. Some call it a pillar post. It takes the highest amount of time. Writing a thought takes less time. Writing a real-life experience followed by your thoughts and comments take even less time. And writing a real-life event or experience takes the shortest amount of time when it comes to blogging.
Those participating in PostADay2011 are probably going to write down their everyday experiences. I will one day write posts that much regularly. But it’s not the right time. I’m still a student and I may not be able to write posts every day. So, I decided to be with PostAWeek2011. At least one post will be published each week. This way, I can still keep writing real-life events, experiences, thoughts, and research-specific posts.
All my PostAWeek posts will generally be published on Fridays, which is weekly holiday here in Bangladesh. I may publish more posts on other days as well.
There will be no prizes at the end of the year. But participating has some benefits of my own. First of all, this participation will make me a better writer. No matter what I’ll be writing something at least once a week. Thus, I will force my brain to write, write and write. This will make my writing skill better and improve my fluency in the English language. Fluency is a very helpful and important thing when it comes to writing.
So, in a nutshell, participating in PostAWeek2011 will make me a fluent writer in the English language. I often come up with great post ideas but never end up writing up. Participation in the program will probably help me write about almost anything that pops up on my mind
How to Participate?
As simple as adding a tag. Whenever you publish a post, simply tag it as “PostAWeek2011″ for one post a week or “PostADay2011″ for one post every day (without the quotes, of course). That’s it!
The folks at WordPress.com has a dedicated blog for this program called Daily Post. You can subscribe to this blog for daily post inspirations. They will help you find a topic to write about if you’re participating. You can also announce and show off your participation on your blog’s sidebar as a widget like I did. You will find all the information and resources on Daily Post.
To read all my PostAWeek2011 posts, click here. To read all the PostAWeek2011 posts across the network, click here. For RSS link to my PostAWeek2011, right-click here, copy link location and add the URL to your favorite RSS reader (I prefer Google Reader).
Please write down your comment. What do you think of PostAweek2011? Do you think participating in this will help you become a better writer? Are you participating? What do you plan to write? Please leave a comment with your answers and of course provide a link to your blog so that I can check back who’s commenting from where.
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