Writer’s Workshop: Stop!

I learned about an AI program called Genie yesterday, and thought I would try it out on today’s prompt, “Write a blog post inspired by the word: stop.”

Stop and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of life. We often get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives that we forget to take a step back and appreciate the little things. From the sun rising in the morning to the stars twinkling in the night sky, there is so much beauty to be found in the world around us. Take a moment to stop and appreciate the beauty of life. You may be surprised at how much joy it can bring.

Enh… could be worse, but it has a nice theme to it. Kind of like that song “Stop And Smell The Roses” that Mac Davis did back in the ’70’s.

So, stop and appreciate the good things around you. You’ll find there’s a lot of it.

29 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: Stop!

  1. Wow! AI just wrote that post for you? Seems pretty brilliant if you ask me! I should start using it to aggregate comments on blog posts for me. People might start thinking something really strange is happening in my brain. lol

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  2. I took your Genie generated paragraph and ran it through a program that is used to detect AI-generated content: https://openai-openai-detector.hf.space/. The result was that it was 99.4% “fake,” meaning it was not written by a human being. As I noted in this post, https://fivedotoh.com/2023/01/12/more-about-ai-chatbots/, I took a few paragraphs from posts I’d written on my own (i.e., not ChatGPT AI app), and both of those were identified as “real. Maybe for fun, you should take a few paragraphs from posts you’ve written and see if your writing sounds more like a human wrote it or an AI chatbot wrote it.

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  3. I have to remind myself to stop an look around me; sometimes it feels like I’m wasting time or becoming too much of a shoe-gazer but then, if you don’t take time, you burn out.

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    1. I think the idea with AI is that it gets better the more you use it. That was only the second thing it wrote for me. What would really be interesting would be to have it read my blog and learn how I write. I’ve seen some that have you do that.

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  4. AI has its advantages but I can see it making people lazy, such as kids using it to do their homework and personal bloggers using it instead of their own ideas.

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    1. It becomes a crutch, and the student learns nothing. It’s probably great for generating ad copy, form letters, and other writing that doesn’t require a human behind it, but other than that you want a real person generating the words.

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  5. interesting of bad, but your writing is much more interesting, John. I watched a short Dolly Parton documentary last night and Mac Davis came up. He introduced her to his manager Sandy Gallin when she was struggling with the next steps in her career. Mac Davis was an amazing songwriter.

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