Writing prompts for #blogjune

picture of a zine by the lady at jinked.net

I decided to participate in the #blogjune - blog every day in June – ‘event’ run by Libraries Interact because I wanted to practise being committed. I don’t know if I can call myself passionate about writing or blogging. I don’t sit in my study and go OMG I’M SO IN LOVE WITH THIS <3. And more than being passionate, I feel it’s important to be committed so when a passion does come up, you have the minerals to see it through.

But it’s challenging. Some nights so far, I just want to play games until the football starts, then watch the football, then go to sleep. But no – I have to upload a photo of the day to my 365 Project on Facebook, then write something here that hopefully has a bit of substance and isn’t just noise, and then write an iDoneThis so in a few months time I’ll have a pretty infographic to look at - and then I can switch my brain off. Actually, this I can manage okay – the hardest part is thinking of what to write that isn’t dreck.

So for future uninspired Sandy and any other stuck people on #blogjune, here are some writing prompts:

  1. What meals and snacks did you eat today? If you like, rate each according to healthiness, enjoyment and effort.
  2. Share a joke – bad dad jokes are okay too – we’re all adults here.
  3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up, and how much of that factors into your life now?
  4. Pick an object around you right now and share what it looks like, what it’s for, where you got it from and what it means to you.
  5. Looking at multiple intelligence theory, where do you think you’re most intelligent? Which intelligences do you enjoy exercising the most?
  6. What social networks are you active in – what do you use them for? What do you think they do right or could do better?
  7. What’s the most difficult thing you had to do today, and how did you do it?
  8. Tell us about one of your hobbies – how did you get into it, how often do you get to do it, what are you most proud of with it?
  9. What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
  10. Share some song lyrics that seem particularly poignant and have stuck with you.
  11. What are you listening to, reading, watching – consuming – right now? (Maybe not right right now; you know what I mean.)
  12. What’s one of the nicest things anyone has said to you?
  13. Learn about an animal today and write a short profile of it in your own words.
  14. Share a photo from the past (recent or distant, but at least more than a couple weeks old) and tell us a bit about it.
  15. Tell us about something ‘kids today’ do better than you, and something you do better than they.
  16. Who is a fictional character you identify with and why?
  17. Tell us about one of the ‘happy places’ in your head. :)

Seventeen prompts for the seventeen days left in the month. Hang in there, friends, we’re almost halfway!