I don’t know about you guys but I’m having a time coming up with stuff to blog about. I know, I know, there is so much going on in the world there should be something that has caught my attention, right? Wrong. Maybe there is too much going on – or it’s just so much of more of the same crap that it just isn’t hitting my interest meter or, who the hell knows?
Anyway, Bella challenged me to write about grilled cheese samiches and yeah, I took the challenge. See what I mean by no thoughts in my head. Actually though it was fun and it was a challenge, because really how often do you have to come up with 500 words on grilled cheese samiches – so, thank you Bella. We managed to shake some bats from the bellfry on that one.
But her challenge got me thinking – aren’t we all a little at a loss for stuff to post about, from time to time? Don’t all of us sit down at the computer, scratch our heads and say, ‘ah, duh, what the heck am I going to post about today?’ sometimes? It may just be me, but I don’t think so – in fact, I’m sure not because I’ve read others’ posts about burn out, missing brain cells, brain farts and empty-headedness too.
So, here’s an idea – why don’t we do an idea co-op? Okay, maybe it sounds lame and sounds like those silly writing prompts that we’ve all tried – but more fun. We’ve all done the memes that have gone around – pulled stuff out of our dusty trunks and put them up, posted vids, jokes, cartoons, celebrated wholly invented holidays, done the interview round robins – why not this?
Hmmm….now how would we go about it? I don’t know…how about you leave me suggestions here and for every suggestion I get, I’ll give one back? How does that sound? Or we could tag each other for ideas? I am actually kind of liking the idea. Imagine having an idea bank for those days when you really don’t have any ideas? Imagine having someone else give you a bunch of ideas that you can save for a rainy day post? Doesn’t it sound good?
Bella – Write a letter to the editor about pending legislation that would require all adults to trim their toenails weekly.
A-Mum – Write a love letter to A-Dog from the viewpoint of a french poodle who has recently moved into the neighborhood.
Michael – You wake up to discover that all your daughters are sons & your wife is your husband – what happens?
Karen – You have been offered the job of creating & producing a talk show for former president, Jimmy Carter, describe the format, the guests, the topics and how you will promote it.
Christine – Write a rap song for Condoleeza Rice to be performed on the Letterman Show.
Spaz – Interview the most beautiful tree you know.
Roobs – You are Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz – Write the private conversation you had with the Wizard while the Tin Man, Lion & Scarecrow were out of earshot.
Jess – Write an editorial on a movement to outlaw parking tickets.
Anthony – You wake up to discover you get to be an American for a day – describe your day.
Red – You get the opportunity to create a reality show called, Build That Car – Outline the format, the rules, the contestants and the prize.
DT – You get to be the schoolyard bully for the day – who do you go after first?
Jennifer – Write a poem about the joys of microwave cooking.
Reggie – You’ve met your dream man; he’s handsome, smart, funny, makes 7 figures a year and is availble but he’s four feet tall – what do you do?
Buggsie – List ten things that would make it a perfect world.
Lucid – Write a letter to Dear Abby, asking for advice on something that really bugs you.
Daisies – Write a speech to be given to a group of 12 year old boys on the merits of feminism.
Grace – You have been given the assignment of giving Howard Stern a makeover – results?
Okay, so have at it, if you want – and gimme something puleeze! 😉