May 15th, 2012
Last Friday we hosted a fast-paced interactive live chat about our Health Activists Writer’s Month. We recapped the best prompts, most challenging posts, and all of participants favorite parts. Here are the twotop take-aways from our chat about what participants liked most:
- The writing itself. You loved: the challenge of writing , the opportunity to be creative, the predetermined structure to write every day, and being able to look back and say – I accomplished this! We loved seeing how you interpreted the prompts, stretched yourselves as writers, and interacted with your readers.
- Meeting new bloggers. One of our hopes with HAWMC was that bloggers would be able to get to know new leaders online and be able to network and connect as writers. So we’re really psyched that this happened for many participants! Many people’s favorite part was being able to find new blogs to read, new bloggers to admire/read, and a way to connect in an easy way.
HAWMC is a total win-win!
April 30th, 2012
Well that’s all folks! Health Activist Writer’s Month and #HAWMC are officially over. Did you make it?
We had an incredible time reading all of your posts, learning more about why you’re advocates, and seeing first-hand what makes you so empassioned each and every day. In fact, by connecting with all of you – we had a much-cherished opportunity to renew our own mission to empower Health Activists help others – and affirm so clearly why we do what we do here at WEGO Health. So thank you for that! And for being yourselves no matter the challenge. It was an amazing experience.
April 30th, 2012
Word Cloud. As we mentioned back on HAWMC Day 16 (link to pinboard post), a picture is worth a thousand words. For today’s post we’re going one further and putting your words into an image, a word cloud or tree representing YOUR health focus, interest, or passions. Write down some of your favorite topics off the top of your head or review the tags in your blog post for some surprises. For some examples on layout check out www.wordle.net.
April 29th, 2012
Six Sentence Story. In this day of micro-blogging – brevity is a skill worth honing. Can you tell a story and make it short and sweet? What can you say in six sentences? Will you give your post a title, beginning, middle, and end – or do something different entirely? You’ve got 6 sentences: be creative, inventive, and direct; this may include being generous with punctuation. Good luck!
April 28th, 2012
The First Time I… Write a post about the first time you did something. What is it? What was it like? What did you learn from it?
The first time is always scary. The first day of school, the first time you go to the doctor, the first day of a new job, the first time you tell someone about your condition, the first day of treatment….the list goes on. But because it’s scary, we always remember, and it’s from these memories that we learn and grow. We learn that maybe that scary thing wasn’t so bad, or if it was, we find new ways to overcome that fear.
April 27th, 2012
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.
April 26th, 2012
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.
April 25th, 2012
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.
April 24th, 2012
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!
April 23rd, 2012
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!