The winners of the Copyblogger Twitter Haiku Contest have been announced. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t one of them. Not that it mattered to me, though. I don’t like writing contests for the contest-y aspects of them – the pitting of writers against each other in competition and the whole prize thing. Rather, I like writing contests because they give me an excuse to write something within a structure and they give me a deadline. Nothing like someone else’s rules and a specific time parameter to get me writing. A good brain workout. Helps keep me mentally nimble. Hopefully, it’ll also prevent me from getting Alzheimer’s.