Everyone who is in public relations or marketing has sat down to a blank screen and just stared at it. After a while you get up, go to another room, visit someone’s cube, get some coffee, check the clock to see if it’s lunch time, come back and, yes, screen is still blank. Some of us might even shed a tear in frustration… where to begin?
Then you get the courage to start; you nail down a sentence or two and stumble—you’re stuck on a word. It’s always easier to edit or add to a draft that someone else has started than type that first word on your own.
Now, some of us who have the gift of writing may not struggle with this issue often. But for those of us who at times wrestle with finding the right words (yes, those who know me, no laughter here!), I have a found salvation in a word site. Who does not like a short cut from time to time!?
It’s called Word Hippo. If you’ve heard of it, you can move on to the next blog. But if you haven’t check it out. It’s ideal for helping you find the right word or -- better yet -- breaking your writing pattern and getting away from relying on the words you have grown to used to.
And no, I do not own stock in the app nor am I married to the site founder. I just want to spread something useful and positive to others who may struggle with the blank screen!
For me, it’s – what’s the word – “revealing?” No, “edifying?” No, oh… it’s “enlightening!”