Reading for free- what I would choose

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Morton’s Fork.”

Morton’s Fork

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?

In my present state of mind, which is a dreary, lazy, loitering one, I would certainly like to read other’s posts and not write my own because I have no ideas of my own or no creativity at present. My muse is either dead or gone on a long pilgrimage. I am looking for him. Till such time, I need to look for the Daily post and other inspirations to be able to write.

In the meanwhile, I would love to read and understand other’s blog posts. I would have all the time in the world to understand and get into new blogs and meet new friends. Some of my online friends have really become so close that I feel they are family.

So many of the bloggers welcomed me into their world when I first started and I would like to pass the favour forward by reading and encouraging new bloggers. My own writing would improve as I read others’ and learn more. I will learn how to put my ideas into words and my words into my thoughts.

4 thoughts on “Reading for free- what I would choose

  1. It occurs to me that in your response on 10 things that give you joy, you could use that list as a post; or as a topic for a post; indeed many of the individual items could be a post by itself.


  2. I don’t think your muse has left you at all, you have a lovely lyrical way of writing. If your muse was gone, the prompts wouldn’t work either….we all need a little help sometimes.
    As to the question, read or write: I couldn’t do just one! The blogs I read inspire me, expand my thoughts and bring me new ways to put words together. My favorite authors do the same. Stephen King said “to be a writer, one must do 2 things: read a lot and write a lot”. I definitely need both 🙂

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