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I am calling all writers, poets, song writers, novelist, bloggers, authors, or just people that love to make a difference. All of you probably know that I was abused as a kid, something that has had an effect on my life for a while, but I was able to get the help to cope. It wasn’t easy, but with the right people, I was able to get over the fear and now I am happy. Help me help kids in similar situations. Do you know someone that is being abuse, or that maybe has? Then you won’t want to miss this event!

Impromtstudios will be hosting the first annual Blog-a-Thon where we will be posting 24 posts in 24 hours as we help raise money to help those who are being abused. I don’t have much information, as of this second, but I would like to reach out to people to help. I know I can’t do this alone, but with your help this can be a success. As details come together, I will post them, here. For now, I want to know how many people would like to blog with me. If you’re interested, then send me an email! Gregbjenkins23@gmail.com

Also, if you are reading this, and you don’t write then please tell me, what would you like us to write about? With 24 posts, I don’t know how many times we can post about tacos, so tell me, what would you like us to cover? You can simply comment with ideas and wants. We will cover anything that you tell us to cover.

I beg you guys to come together, team up with me and help these kiddos. I have a charity that I want to go through, but we will keep that secret for now, since I want to announce all of that soon in a separate blog. Please share this; let’s get as many talented artists together! We can make a difference, let’s not waste our time!

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WE did it!
Last night, I posted a new blog. The blog was about Ariel and I hitting a deer, a year ago. This was a scheduled post, because I had to go to work at 5 p.m. which usually means that I write before hand. I like for all my blogs to come out at 8p.m. More people are likely to be on Facebook at that time, so it is the best time to post a blog. Either way, when I saw the notification that my blog went live, I also got another notification. Fun fact: I posted the same blog twice during the scheduling, so I thought it telling me that blog also went live. But when I went to check the notification it told me that I have officially reached 500 post on Impromtdude. 500th!!!!! POST! That is amazing, guys!

We all have heard my sappy story about why Impromtdude even exist, and how I actually wanted to end this weeks after the launch, but I didn’t because I was nervous. I figured if I deleted this blog, I would never become a writer. This is when I decided to keep it. Since then, I have grinded to make sure I posted daily. I lost my way a few times, but I never gave up. I took a vacation, but I returned. I lost my ideas, but I kept pushing through. Every rocky road led me back to this amazing blog. That is when I decided to stop trying to quit and embrace my love for writing. That is when I bought the domain Impromtdude.com. I knew if I put money into this blog then I wouldn’t want to give up.

Shortly after the purchase, I went on to get apparel going. I shopped the market and found a pretty cheap producer, but you get what you pay for. I went to a more expensive place, but their material didn’t match the price. This year, I plan on making a big impact to this by making apparel a thing for Impromtdude.

Today,  I want to reflect on the last 500 post by answering some of my own questions. Lets take a trip down memory lane; will you join me?

What is my favorite post?

I love the post titled “First love Vs. True love.” This was a post about deciding to help a first love. I had a dream that my first love was in trouble, which made me ask “Could I put my previous feelings aside without hurting my current relationship?” I came to the conclusion that I could because the strength of my love to Ariel outdoes the love I had for Ems.

What post do I remember doing the best?

The post that did the best was my write up on 878, a local rap group. This post gave my blog a huge spark that I ended up keeping for a long time. The fire did simmer down, but I kept a huge following from this post.

What post did I love working on the most?

This is a hard question, because I love all of my work. If I had to grind down to one specific post my favorite would be “Small blogger vs. The world.” This was an inspirational post meant for those who thought they couldn’t beat the odds. The world is full of writers that want to make it, which can make it hard for small beginning bloggers. This usually makes them quit because they think it’s a waste of time to even try. This blog went on to help a lot of people, which was super fun in my opinion.

What can we expect for the next 500 post?

I am excited about the next 500 post. I want to get to 1,000 by the end of the year. I know that is impossible, but I really want it to happen. You should expect more passion coming out of these post. I didn’t know what I was doing 500 post ago, but I have learned so much in this field. I have learned more about grammar, promotion/advertising, humor, people and much more. All this together, we are going to have a great time! Also, expect apparel and more business related items.

I am excited about the next few months. After hitting 500 post, I think I finally found my full happiness. This is important if you want to survive. With this being said, it is time to get serious. I want the next 500 post to be my very best. But for now; I want to say THANK YOU. You guys have been by my side this whole time. You saw some of my most heartfelt post and you have seen my most ridiculous post. Through the changes, you guys have always been there. This brings a lot of happiness to my heart. For that I want to say Thank you. Please keep supporting me. We will make it soon! 2017 is already great with you guys!!!

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I have some amazing news, guys! I was at the Dollar Tree today, while shopping for some Halloween decorations. My wife is trying to get her store in the mood and she doesn’t want to be too expensive. Where is the best place to go? The Dollar Tree, which is where we go when trying to save a buck. Well, we were in the line to checkout, and I saw something. There is this pen that allows you to write upside down, and I happened to buy it, today. This pen is called the “Anti-Gravity Pen.” This pen is used in outer space, lets take a look at it!

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I saw this pen in the Slim Jim box (Funny place to find it) and thought “Oh, a crappy, cheap pen!” The pen looked like a big piece of plastic that just was calling for you to buy it. I went ahead and picked it up. When I first looked at it, I saw that there was a few black dots on the top. I thought this was the grey finish just chipped off, as I said before I thought this pen was cheap. But it was only a dollar so I put it with all the other items, along with my sweet tea :3. I assumed that I could at least do a review of it, even if it was a piece of sh*t. I also love pens, so what if this was the best pen ever? I would be ppissed to know I let it go for $1.

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When I finally got a chance, I finally looked at the pen. The first thing I noticed was the awesome box. On one side, it shows you the cheap pen, but next to that it shows you what the pen does. This includes facts such as it having smooth ink flow, being the same technology used in outer space and it is able to write at any angles even upside down. It is able to write upside down due to the sealed pressurized ink cartridge. Another awesome feature is that the pen came in a fuzzy, black holder. It looked fancy with the holder.

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I picked the pen out of the holder. The pen isn’t plastic, it is actually a metal. I was amazed by the heaviness of this pen. After my amazement, I took a look at the “Chipped” paint, just to see that it wasn’t paint, but it was actually ink. This is a big problem with these pens (as seen on reviews) which scares me to think it will start to leak soon. Some say this pen leaks after two-days, so we will have to keep a watch out for it. Until then will use it. The writing is bold. I compared it to my favorite Bears pen, and it compared nicely. The flow seems to stay the same way and doesn’t cut out. I was happy with this until the Bears pen did the same. I couldn’t tell a difference, they seem to be the same. This could be because they’re both Ball-point pens, but I don’t know. Also, the pen writes upside down, but so doesn’t every other pen that I have. I don’t seem the hype with this certain feature, but the pen is cool overall.

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I am pretty happy with this purchase. Though, I am pretty nervous about the Ink leaking, since I don’t want it to be ruined, but it is something I am expecting. I am just glad I only paid $1 for it. Likewise, if it doesn’t leak, I will be a very happy pen owner, but who wouldn’t be? How could you not want a “space” pen? I recommend this pen, since it is only a dollar, but also I don’t want to say “buy it” until I see if it leaks. I will keep you guys updated!!!!!

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What is the hardest part?
I have been doing this for a while now, and I have wondered; what is the hardest part of being a writer? Is it the long nights, sitting in front of a computer screen, or the idea making process, maybe it’s the writing alone? These are some hard things, but there is only one that has been affecting me lately, that being the idea making process. It has become hard to come up with any good ideas, or ones that I haven’t talked about before, that is.
I have been doing this for a few years, making the chances of “new” ideas hard to come up with sometimes. When I cant find something to write about, that hasn’t already been talked about, I begin to stress, and overwhelm myself with self-doubt, saying that I am not a good writer, or that I am not a true author, because authors never run out of ideas, HA. I laugh at myself for thinking such foolishness, every writer has these days. This is a part of writing, the worst part for most, that is. It is the fact of not being able to write words onto the blank page, or to paint a new picture on a blank canvas. This is when Writers block becomes a friend.
I was a victim of a long writers block. I lost all the passion I had, for writing. I took a “break” from writing, in order to try to beat the writers block, that way, but that didn’t work. The longer that I stayed down, the harder it became to get back into the game. I was a lost sailor at sea, waiting for a wave to bring me home, but the currents were calm, there was no rain, nothing. I was in the middle of the ocean, with no hope; I had nothing but faith, that one day, I would get back into writing, and I would be better than ever. This didn’t happen, though. I found myself deeper into the ocean, until I couldn’t see the land, anymore. This is what Writers block feels like, it feels like you’re lost and alone. It takes you down, and makes you its tormented slave. You will obey its commands, and nothing will be said. You now are a dead writer with no hope in sight.
I know this guy named Larry. He is a great writer, but something has happened, recently. He has began to write a new blog, but as he got into a rhythm, he stopped. He said that he had nothing to write about, and that he would start to write, again, shortly. It sounds more like he has been filled with self-doubt that has caused a small case of writers block. This is a scary place to be in, just starting a blog and you already have become weary of what you want to post. This man needs help, and so don’t you guys!
I am talking to those on a “break” from writing. This is not a break, this is a prison!!! Stop your break, right now, and get back into the game. This is a serious issue. I don’t know what happened, weather you are tired of stats, bored of writing, or cant find an idea, you can’t give up! You have to find some way to fight back. For me, Fight back is writing everything, in my head, down, and finding a way to make a post out of it. This is also when you need to break all the rules, and post things, you have already posted.
It wont matter if you posted that content, before. If you give up, due to that, then what is the point on making it a big deal, you are done, anyway. You will find yourself posting some of the same ideas, that is life. I know that I have posted the same ideas, many times, but that is what makes an author, himself. You can’t expect to have something brand new, every day, it’s simply impossible. You are human, certain ideas will never change. If you are afraid of running out of ideas, then remember; If you are planning on writing something new, every time, then you might as well stop now. Posting the same material is fine, sometimes the second post will be more detailed, than the first. Never allow the doubt stop you from writing. It might be you’re bored, or tired, or blah but you can’t let Writers block stop you. In writing, there are no vacations, stop lying to yourself!  

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Today, using my day off, I met with a woman to get something started. I can’t wait to share this with you guys. If you are ready, tell me!
This amazing thing will be able to get hopefully in the next two months, with new items added.
The woman was excited to work with me, and had amazing ideas. This means that it’s going to blow everything out of the water when it goes public!
Are you ready to see what it is?

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    I fell into a dark place a few years ago, this was the time that I found myself in Writer’s block. Writer’s Block is “The condition of unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing” and it is very complicated to get out of. I was unable to proceed with writing, I would have trouble getting pass two paragraphs. I didn’t have a problem coming up with the ideas, I would get bored of writing, it was if something would pull my motivation out of my body, leaving me dead inside. This went on for many months, and ruined one of my blogs. I would shortly get out of it, with the help of something I found at Barnes and Noble.
I was sitting around this week and I ran across my Writing Prompt books, and I thought “Isn’t this cheating the system?” I felt bad for using these books when I was going through such a rough time. This blog was started with a segment titled “Creative blogging,” which are ideas from these books. I truly felt bad for doing this, but then I started to think about what these prompts actually did for me.
When I was in the Writer’s Block, I lacked the excitement of writing. These books would give me a new found excitement, that would lead me to post an additional 200 post to “Impromtdude.” That is when I realized that Writing Prompts couldn’t be a bad thing, but a positive tool to succeed.
Writing prompts helped me open up my mind to be more creative. I remember reading one of the prompts that told me to describe my teacher. Detailing a story was a weakness for me in the past, but after I did this exercise a few times a week, I noticed that my writing was getting better. This was a great sign that I was overcoming my biggest struggles. I overcame my weakness of Writer’s block, when I found my love for writing while completing these prompts.
If you are in a tough rut and need to get out of a writers quall, then why not give these books a chance? It doesn’t matter if you post the answers on your writing platform, or you can write them in the book for future references. Whatever you choose to do with the notes you write is your decision, but soon you will see that all your writing problems will soon evaporate in thin air. This will free your mind and allow you to live your full potential, as a writer. 

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I am quitting blogging due to: Views and Rejection!

After two months of blogging, I probably have received only 200 views/clicks to my blog. Should I quit? Or should I take it like a man and go on with more post? Should I post more? Or should I take time away from this activity? Is Rejection enough to make me quit?

First, Let me talk to you guys about why I blog. There are three reasons that I blog; I have advice people need to see, A great hobby, and It frees my mind.

Everyone has something to say, even if it doesn’t reach out to everyone, it will reach a few people that need to see it. It’s better to help one person, even if a thousand don’t like the post. As long as you help a few people, your blog is worth keeping!

A great hobby is needed in this world. I was lost when I was in writer’s block- it was a depression I couldn’t get over. But when I got over the disease, I felt alive again. I tried everything from shooting hoops to shooting my brother-in-law with a BB gun (Okay! That was fun). Writing is my passion and a great hobby to have!

It frees my mind from the world that I am tortured to live in. It is good to get away from the continuous stress that I am under. It is good to create a character that can do anything he puts his mind to, even if it is dying and coming back from the dead to devour his enemies!

Do views really matter?

Do they truly matter? If Michael Jordan took to heart what his High School coach said, as bloggers take their views, he would have giving up, and we would have never seen the best basketball player in the world win six championships! It is important to remember this: People can’t hold you down! Yes Michael Jordan had the right to give up, he was rejected. But he didn’t, and you saw where that got him, right?

Why should I continue though?

Continue for yourself! As I just said, People can’t hold you down. They are just a number at the end of the day. If you like to write, and you think you are good. Continue to stroke that pen on that paper! If you give up that easily, you were in it for the fame not for the love!

Why am I getting rejected?

You get rejected because the person can’t relate to your beautiful work, there are times where you might need to work on something; Grammar, Wordiness, fact-checking, revision. Most of the time, you went to the wrong person with your work. Remember every artist gets rejected! It is a part of life. You have to take it as constructive criticism and work on what they said they didn’t like. Don’t dwell on what they said though, change your direction and look for someone else to delight with your work.

What should I do after rejection?

I recently got a lot of constructive criticism, I mourned at first, threatened to quit, posted a sad tweet on twitter, then talked to my fiancé. She told me this: “It is constructive criticism, if you need a break, take a break but don’t quit.” she was right; I wasn’t in a place to quit. The Writer wanted me to correct crucial things that affected his plot. How could I argue with that? I weakened his work to make mine better!

I fixed it, but I didn’t send him the final draft. I waited for him to contact me, which took about a day and a half. In that time, I coped and convinced myself that rejection is a part of life. I accepted the fact that he might not use my work.

You should do this; correct your work and send it to the back-burner, until the designated person asks for it again. Don’t force your work on anyone, that’s a way to get the second and last rejection. As you need time, they do to! Don’t re-send unless they ask for it!

Final thoughts?

My final thoughts for all the writers out there that have been dealing with this pain, is this; Don’t give up. Rejection is a sad part of anyone’s life. You will get rejected in everything that you do; never believe you’re not good enough. Pick up that pen and write again. If you need to take a break than do that, but don’t you dare give up!

I hope that every single one of you guys take this advice as you lie on your bed ready to give up.

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