Sunday Writing Prompt – 8th November – Creating Context.

Write a response using the following as a starting point. Choose one of the highlighted words to shape your context.

The day/afternoon/evening was a/an hilarious/disappointing/engaging experience. It all began…..

Please leave a link to your writing in the comment section below. Go have fun.


Barb, did I tell you about yesterday afternoon and the delivery I received?

No, why? What happened?

Well, the day started like any other day. I got a hilarious email from my sister letting me know that I was going to receive a secret package that had to do with that sex party she hosted.

Oh, God! I forgot about that evening! Where was I that I couldn’t go?

I think you went to your parent’s house.

Oh, yeah, yeah. Okay so what happened.

Well, a package did come in the mail but it was really disappointing. All I had ordered was a “how-to” book on buying sex toys. I guess that night I thought a book like that might be engaging but it was really a waste of money.

Well, I could’ve told you that! When you go to one of those parties you need to buy merchandise, not reading material!

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Evergreen or Topical content, which do you prefer writing? I think I like both. I believe there are things that if they have a deep meaning for me, if they are “evergreen” then they may help someone someday, it doesn’t have to be immediate. I also like topical content for two reasons. The first is because some things are time relevant and lose their importance. The other reason is sometimes posts are just for fun or only fit that moment, no need to drag it out. If I had to pick one or the other I would pick evergreen because I like to think that I write things that may help someone down the road as well as today.

Which do you write most often? I think I write both equally. Many of the challenges are topical as are some of my “From my desk” posts. On the other hand I have written about losing my son and have written poetry regarding my feelings that I don’t want to go away. Maybe one day someone who is hurting will run across what I have written and they won’t feel so alone after seeing what I have also been through.

Which of these adds more value or engagement to your blog? Again, they both add different types of value. Topical content is fun or moving, it may be relevant to something that is going on right now. Topical content can also be just writing and not have a specific purpose, just recreational pastime stuff. On the other hand, evergreen content may have more information that is more universal to help more people than just a small group. This type of writing seems for me, to be backed by facts or have just such a topic that people may always relate.

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