How Daily Writing Prompts on My Journaling App Inspire My Articles

Bradley W. Deacon
3 min readAug 9, 2022
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Do you love to write and experience writer’s block that leaves nothing but a blank page in front of you?

You are not alone. We all experience writer’s block at times. I know outside of upcoming books that I am writing, I do. My journaling app ‘Day One’ is my go-to app to overcome Medium article writers' block.

Day One has a fantastic feature called ‘Daily Prompt’ where you can set a time and receive a daily prompt each day.

Day One daily prompts

Here are a few samples of my daily prompts from Day One:

  • What balance do you want to achieve?
  • How has your work changed in the past year?
  • Where’s your favourite place to order pizza?
  • If you could be proficient at any instrument, what would it be?
  • What are your two favourite animals?
  • Write about your first computer.
  • Are you an organ donor, why or why not?
  • How would you improve your community?
  • How independent are you?

Engagement strategy

The daily prompts are great for helping with writer’s block, but they are also an excellent engagement strategy you could use on your social media with your audience to encourage engagement with your posts.

Why not send out a daily thought-provoking question on your socials?

I know I have set Day One to send me a daily prompt at 6.20 AM as I am on my daily ferry commute. This prompts me to respond within the app and think about a possible Medium topic to write about.

The Day One app is a game-changer, enabling me to create folders and place any article ideas from the daily prompt into my Medium Article Ideas folder as they come to mind.

Daily journaling is a great mindfulness strategy; I would be lost without my journalling app. Best of all, it is encrypted, so your ideas and thoughts are safe from prying eyes.

Do you need a daily prompt in your writing life? Let me know in the comments below.

About Me

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Bradley W. Deacon

Cyber Crime Analyst Former 🕵️‍♀️ Non-Practising Lawyer Ambassador American Military University Author of Effinmoments in 40,000+ bookstores & online 📸 hack ☮️