Last week I ran a poll asking you, the readers of WritingThoughts, to share what inspired you.
16 people, which is approximately 10% of you (since I usually have between 100 and 150 readers) answered.
I thought I’d share the results, although I’m sure they are by no means definitive. I did find them somewhat interesting.
In the poll there were five choices for a source of inspiration. The sources were:
- Art, Literature, or Music
- Other People
- Your Environment (nature and your surroundings)
- Pressure to Perform (deadlines)
The big shocker, at least to me, was that only one person responded that deadlines inspire them. Since deadlines are so prevalent in our industry I had really expected that number to be higher. Evidently, we’re not the sort to be motivated by pressure.
Apparently no one who reads this blog is trying to “keep up with the Joneses,” because no one is inspired by competition. I have to admit, that was a little bit of a surprise for me too. I’ve always known people who set their goals according to what other people are doing.
We had a three-way tie (five votes each) between Art, Literature, or Music, Other People, and Your Environment. So, those categories are the winners as far as providing us with inspiration.
Did you participate? Of course the poll was anonymous, but if you’d like to share more about what you selected feel free to leave a comment. If you missed the poll but would like to share what inspires you, you are also welcome to leave a comment.
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