In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Morton’s Fork.”

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why?

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Given the choices of writing my own blogs or reading others, I chose to write my own blog

With my creative imagination, I can dream many dreams, travel anywhere within the universe and I can travel anywhere to enjoying my day, yet, never leaving my home.

Although, I have traveled across most of the US and parts of Europe. If I have my laptop, and access to the Internet, I can research the details of any location to build upon the characters I create.

I will miss reading the daily posting of WordPress bloggers, like “The Angloswiss,” with her short stories with witty comical insights and the wisdom and poetry of “Life-Lessons, A blog by Judy Dystra-Brown.

However, with WordPress’s Daily Posting Prompts to ignite my thoughts, I will continue to  write a blog, short stories, flash fiction, poetry and display my photography.

By Expedition Nomadic Adventurer

As a retiree travel blogger touring the US, voicing my wisdom, opinion, and thoughts about the retirement lifestyle and life in general. I'm an aspiring pre-published indie author of baby boomer romance and adventures with a whimsical comedic side. I photograph wildlife and landscapes, mountain, biking, kayaking, hiking, and backpacking. I travel the back roads and highways of America, Canada, and Mexico, documenting my adventures via print and photography.

25 thoughts on ““Morton’s Fork””
  1. Given a choice, I would do the same. But, I would miss reading the work of others. As I read their work, I feel I get to know them a bit and would miss them if I didn’t hear from them.

    1. Judith, thanks for the comments and great minds think alike!

  2. I would write mine as as well, sometimes I have many things to tell, I have visited many countries in four continents and write about many subjets, but sometimes I’m rather short of time (though I,’m retired), but I enjoy reading other blogs as yours!!!! Regards from Barcelona, Spain.

    1. Thanks Rosa for the comments, and I hope Barcelona is warm!

  3. That’s an easy one, I’d read others’ blogs instead of writing mine.

    1. Hey Sean, thanks for the comments, I hope you continue to follow my blogs then!

  4. Unlike Sean, that’s really difficult, like a choice between breathing or moving around? To just read would be insatiably motivating to add my thoughts. To just write would be without the inspiration of others’ thoughts.

    Dunno, Marty. Tough choice.

    1. Jacqui, thanks for the comments. I consider reading is the mistress to my love of writing.

  5. I too would write my own. But, I fear that without the inspiration from the other blogs it might not be the better for it!
    I hope I never have to make that choice.

    1. Hey Dorne, I really appreciate the comments and it’s a truly a hard choice

  6. Tough choice, don’t know what I would choose…probably writing, as I love it so much. Most important, well done, fellow scribe! 🙂

    1. Hey Ermigal, thanks for the comments!

  7. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster because I appreciate your comments. I hope you will accept.

    1. Michelle, thank you, thank you, thank you, as I’m impressed and I will accept.

  8. Thank you so much for your encouragement, your support, your patience, your comments, and of course, most of all, for reading!!!!

    1. Hey the empathyqueen, the inspiration is mutual.

      1. I am so lucky.

  9. You can grow and expand your world through other peoples experiences…given the right imagination. Awesome!

    1. Faraday, you are so correct, I have many blogger in my community that truly inspire my imagination.

  10. Marty, that’s a hard choice to make! I’d probably be a rebel and argue/support both sides of that question. Not sure if you have an award-free site, however I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! There’s an alternate filed of flowers award if you are unable to accept the “real” award. Always enjoy you insightful posts, and of course your sunset photos! All Best, Christine Please read the award post here:

    1. Mary, not sure why the address doesn’t take you to the actual post, but it takes you to the site! Just click on Awards on the menu and you’re there! This has happened a few times, but not with every nominee. Sorry! Christine

    2. Christine, thank you so much for the nomination, I’m truly flattered. I will except. I will be posting blogs on Friday, I was consumed with my mistress, reading couple of novels.

      If it get warmer, myself and my fellow retirees will be gathering more photos of the beautiful SW Florida sunsets. LOL!

      1. Marty, thank you for accepting the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Your writing is certainly inspirational. I look forward to those SW Florida sunrise or sunset photos! And of course look forward to more of your interesting posts! Happy Valentine’s Day! All Best, Christine

  11. Oh, I have to write, just like I have to breathe, but I’d miss miss blogging friends. Don’t make me choose!

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