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HAWMC Day 27

 

Your Top 5. For today’s post we’re making a list of our top 5’s – whether they be for your health condition or your Health Activism.  Take some time to think about your experiences and develop your top 5’s – the 5 most difficult parts of your health focus and the 5 small victories that keep you going.

The top 5 list is a great way to get started writing even when you’re feeling a little burntout or a little unfocused.  Share your top 5’s in your post and spend some time with them.  Tell us what surprised you about these items, what you expected (or didn’t expect), what excites you.

Talk to other patients and caregivers about the unexpected victories or positives
that have come out of their health experiences – how can we use those victories to spread
Health Activism and raise awareness?

Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day 27 post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page – so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.


 

HAWMC Day 26

 

Health Tagline. It’s day 26, are your hands sore from all the typing yet? Don’t worry, today’s post is meant to be short. However, it’s not promising to be an easy one, as great taglines are an art form themselves. A tagline is a clear and concise statement promoting what one has to offer. Great taglines are inspirational and thought provoking and create a first impression, which your audience will use to remember you.

Taglines can be motivational – “Just Do It.”; factual – “The quicker picker-upper.”; thought provoking – “Think different.”; show a benefit – “Reach out and touch someone.”; some can be funny – “Where’s the beef?”; and others are simply memorable – “There are some things money can’t buy. For everything else there’s MasterCard.”

Today you are challenged with the task of writing a tagline. This can be for your blog, your health condition or for yourself. Maybe you are already a pro at this, but if not here are some tips to get you started. (1) Brainstorm a list of keywords. (2) Pull out a thesaurus and expand upon those words. (3) Try combining words from your list. (4) Consider “homophones” – words that sound the same but are spelt differently. (5) Think about descriptive words of your audience. (6) Try your own name. (7) Look for alliterations, rhymes and paradoxes. Remember these tips: keep it catchy, concise and promote your message.

What tagline did you create?

Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day 26 post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page – so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.

 

HAWMC Day 25

 

Third person post. Today is an exercise in stepping out of our typical blog-voice of first person or second person. As bloggers in the health community – one of our strengths is speaking from our experiences and drawing from our own perspectives. It’s what makes our blogs so treasured by our readers – and so cathartic for us. But for the sake of experimentation and trying something new – let’s step away from that today.

 

Think of a memory you have – and write to recreate it. But, inside of going into it as yourself, go into the story as a narrator. Describe your memory using the third person as if you were a character in the story instead of the one telling it. As you write, use as many sensory images (sights, sounds, textures, etc) as you can. Don’t use “I” or “me” unless you include dialogue in your memory.

 

What effect does having some distance from your memory give your writing? Did you find it challenging? Could you use the third person in your blog from time to time? Where would it be effective?

 

Read back over your post – pay close attention to all of the sensory images you included. How does utilizing sensory descriptions enrich the depiction of your memory? Did you find it difficult to write this way? What does it add? What does it subtract from your usual style?

 

Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day 25 post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page – so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.


 

HAWMC Day 24

 

Health Mascot. As a Health Activist, your voice is prominent within your specific health community. A mascot is associated with a distinct group or team. Branding your voice with a mascot can be an imaginative and gratifying activity. Here, you can pay tribute to your favorite mascot or you can create an original character. Ensure, whichever you decide to go with is related to your Health Activism. So for today’s prompt – give yourself, your condition, or your health focus a mascot. Is it a real person? Fictional? Mythical being? Describe them. Bonus points if you provide a visual!

We have a tendency to focus primarily on the words in our blog posts. Our words and the choice of words are key. Equally as important is the aesthetics of our blogs. We should incorporate visual appeal. It showcases creative talent and allows your readers to experience something different on your blog. That’s where an idea like adding a mascot fits in. Creating a mascot is also a way of branding – coming up with a definite identity so when people see your work they know it’s yours, unmistakably. Effective branding of your blog – whether it is through a mascot, logo, etc. will give it a unique look and feel.

Do you think the creation of a mascot will enhance your blog and your writing? Did it help you to visualize your role as a Health Activist better?

Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day 24 post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page – so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.

 

 

HAWMC Day 23


Health Activist Choice Day 2! Write about whatever you like.

Take today to write about whatever your heart desires.  We hope that all these prompts have your creative juices flowing and that you’re full of new blog post ideas. If not, you’re in luck because we have some extras for just this situation, and even luckier that there’s still a week’s worth of HAWMC posts to come!

Make sure to share your prompt with others!

Participating in #HAWMC? Tweet us a link to your Day [#] post using the #HAWMC hashtag and be sure to share your post on the wall of our WEGO Health Facebook page – so others can read your posts!

It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.

 

 

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