We’ve all been at the point of having zero views on your site, and it can be frustrating to know that no one is reading your hard work. And since you guys are pretty amazing people for being stubborn enough to continue following me, I’ve been thinking of ways to give back to the community.
So here we are, the first writing challenge! I know a lot of you out there are poets or just writers in general, so this is where you can truly shine. Just a few ground rules as we start off:
1. Every challenge will consist of a broad theme. It is entirely up to you on how to interpret it, the subject can even be far from the theme. If it’s too far from the theme, I may ask for you to describe your thought process as well.
Do not worry if you can’t come up with something in relation to the theme. Don’t force your writing to fit or it’ll turn out shitty. There will be another one, and hopefully a theme you’ll be more accustomed to.
2. You can submit content published on your blog, be it new or old content. I recommend that you post it on your blog first so that your own followers can see what you did. If you have it on your blog already, it’s best to send me an email consisting of a link instead.
3. I don’t know how many times I’ll host a challenge like this (preferably bi-weekly), but to give others a chance in submitting, if your work is posted on my blog, you must wait one week before you can submit again. Otherwise I’ll just ignore it.
(e.g. Your work was posted on Week 1, you cannot submit for Week 2, but you can then submit for Week 3. If you submit a work but was not posted on my blog, then you can submit for Week 2.)
4. Do not email me with multiple submissions. No matter which one you think is best, I will only post the first one you submit. Also, if you spam me, I will put you in the spam folder.
Right now, since I’m testing things out, the deadline for this challenge is on Monday, 4 PM (GMT +7). Why Monday? Because that is probably the day with the least posts for me. If you submit after the deadline, then you will not be posted, sorry.
For the first challenge, since December is coming soon, let’s start off with the theme of: cold.
Bear with me here, this is the first time I’ve done this, and it’s a trial, so rules may change the next time.
Email me your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Got questions or suggestions on ideas for the challenge? Comment below!