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What topics do you want to see?

Yesterday’s topic was lame. Even I didn’t like it.  It’s time to get some fresh ideas.

This post is a call for your  suggestions. What topic do you want to see 1000s of bloggers write about? Leave a comment.

We did this before, but I’ve used up most of the good ones. If you think I overlooked a great one of yours, give it another shot.

We’re getting close to the  2/3rds mark on our journey towards a year of posting every day (or week, or less than a week but more than you would otherwise). Hang in there. We’re almost on the home stretch.

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  1. Ok I have a few

    1) what is true love? Is it unconditional? What does love mean to you?

    2) write a review about the most recent film you saw.

    3) do an improv story

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  2. Memories of where you grew up, sort of like those popular “You Know You’re From …” Facebook groups. Explain your memories to the rest of us who aren’t from there.

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  3. 1) Quality of writing vs. Posting every day.
    I know I have sacrificed having a well written post to meet the need of writing every day. I figure it is like a digital camera. If there are enough of them some of them are bound to be good, but am I hurting the overall blog?

    2) assemble your ultimate dinner party guest list from all people dead or alive (Trite, but fun for the writer and if done well for the reader too)

    3) Anything about Zombies.

    4) BRAINS!

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  4. What do you know by heart? People may tease you but you can really whip it, or it is just something so cool because it is your passion.

    What is it?

    Can you teach us by giving a 10 step?

    Do you have a success story to share about it?

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  5. What’s one “luxury” you refuse to live without? (Fancy morning coffee? Cleaning service? Mani/pedis? Fantasy football league? Happy hour? Etc.) What would it take to have you give up that luxury for a month? A year? Would you ever give it up? If not, why not?

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  6. Write a single sentence summarizing the most important/impactful/valuable thing that occurred in the course of a year for every year you have been alive. (So, if you are 18 years old, you’d have 18 sentences, ideally with the first sentence representing birth to 1, the second sentence representing 1-2 years old, and so on…)

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      1. Thanks! I did it a similar exercise once for my career (I identified one person I was ‘most grateful’ for each year I was employed, and wrote 1 sentence about why they were the ‘person of the year’) – and I felt tremendous afterwards. 🙂

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  7. When did you last have a major mind shift. We tend to go along on past behaviors or beliefs, but few of us get through life with out one or two major shifts. What was yours, what do you think precipitated it.

    Religion is a good example” some give up their chilldhood relligion, others convert to a new religion. (And yes, some stay with childhood beliefs, but that is not the purpose of the question.

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  8. 1. Pick something off your bucket list and write about it. Or make a bucket list.

    2. They say you should learn something new every day. What did you learn today?

    3. What’s the best advice you’ve ever given or been given?

    4. Are you where you thought you would be 10 years ago?

    5. Have you ever pushed yourself to your limits?

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  9. 1. Which fictional character(s) would you like to transport into another universe? How do you think they will get on there?
    2. Which book would you like to spend a day in as an incidental character? Similarly, which character from a book would you like to make real for a day?
    3. What is your favourite book that is in a genre you don’t normally read?

    Obviously biased by my blog being about fiction writing 😀

    Some not related to books:
    4. What is your favourite quote and why?
    5. What is your favourite joke and why?

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    1. If I could spend a day doing anything I wanted, I would fly to New York with my boyfriend and go shopping. Then we’d go to California and sunbathe on the beach. Then we’d go for an amazing meal in an expensive restaurant. Then we’d stay in a ridiculously over-priced hotel and have a bubble bath with wine by candle light.

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  10. I guess my suggestions last time weren’t good enough to be considered, so I’ll try again with some 5Ws this time…

    Who was the first person who believed in you?

    What was the greatest challenge of your childhood?

    When in history would you like to spend a few days?

    Where would you like to live, if language and expense were no object?

    Why do you write?

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    1. Apparently my suggestions last time weren’t “good enough” as well. 😉 Alas, writing (and style, and preferences) are all subjective. Here’s to staying true to oneself! 🙂

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  11. and some more philosophical questions, still using the 5W format…

    Who are you?

    What is keeping you from fulfilling your greatest dream?

    When did you first realise your destiny?

    Where would you go to make the most difference in the world?

    Why do you exist? What are you on Earth to accomplish?

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  12. I love the suggestions…but, I can just look around and come up with a topic…and it usually goes in an entirely different direction than I supposed…isn’t that neat…that’s why I love to blog…my imagination is being given a workout!

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  13. I just thought of one:
    – What would you do OR what would your reaction be if you knew that one of your close friends has been secretly loving you since years ago?

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  14. Pick a semi unusual word, define it and encourage people to use it in some way in a blog post. This could go on for a week. I’m thinking of words like “lunatic” or “debt ceiling” or “semi unusual.”

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  15. I’ve been watching reruns of “Jericho” recently. It’s a television show about a Kansas town isolated from civilization when most of America’s major cities are hit by nuclear bombs and all communications go down and there’s no electricity. So the question is, “If civilization as we know it came to an end, would you kill someone over your six-month supply of tuna fish?”

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  16. Check the searches that led people to your blog. Share the interesting ones.

    If you don’t have any interesting ones, write about why you think that is.

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    1. …or pick one that you know probably did not lead to what they were looking for, and write a post to match it.

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  17. If you had the chance to go back to school days knowing what you know now, what would you do differently?

    Assuming you pursue different interests, what career path would you take?

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  18. Do you have a favorite childhood memory?
    Do you have a favorite summertime memory or activity you do only during specific months (such as Fall or Winter)?
    Have you ever created a family mission statement? What would you include? Who did you involve? How often do you review it?
    How are you tracking against New Year Resolutions? What are your top 10 goals for the next year?
    In what specific area do you most want to encourage someone in your life (a spouse, friend, parent, child, etc.)? What are some ways you can do this?
    In what ways will you be involved with your local community?
    Name a few ways you will improve your financial health.
    Name a few ways you will improve your physical health.
    Name a time you failed spectacularly – what did you learn from it?
    Name one specific thing you could do with your spouse/partner/children this year that will deepen your intimacy/bond.
    Name three books you most definitely want to read this year. Name three books you’ve read that you would recommend to others.
    Think of an important relationship aside from your spouse and children. How will you nurture that relationship this year?
    Think of one of your major life goals. What will you do this year to make you one step closer to reaching that goal?
    Think of three words you’d like to describe your 2011. Does your year have a ‘theme’?
    What are the various roles you play (parent, spouse, child, friend, entrepreneur)? what roles are you not focused on now, but feel you could develop? Are there new roles you’d like to take on? Are there current roles you’d like to disengage from?
    What are your biggest disappointments? Recall the times you disappointed yourself or were disappointed by others. What dreams didn’t come true? What expectations weren’t fulfilled?
    What is one area of home management that frustrates you? Think of some specific ways you could improve your attitude about it.
    What is one of your strengths? Think of some specific ways you can exercise it this year.
    What is one of your weaknesses? Brainstorm some ideas on how you can overcome this deficiency.
    What is one skill you already have that you’d like to improve this year?
    What is one thing you’d like to accomplish by your birthday this year?
    What is something that is continually undone in your life? What will you do to fully complete it this year?
    What is something you’ve always wanted to learn but didn’t have the time or skill?
    What skill do you most want to learn this year?

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