Inspire me…

Shannon Steven (2011)

Hi all! So, this is my inspiring jar of questions to help me with blogging!

I really miss the 30 Days of Truth challenge, because I do my best work when I’m writing on a set question. Mostly because I have a really short attention span, and I get bored just talking about what I’m doing every day. I don’t even really do all that much – there’s only so much I can say about the gym, work, and what I ate for lunch.

(As you will have noticed.)

So I grabbed this big old jar that had jelly beans in it (once upon a time) and filled it up with a bunch of questions and topics that I can blog on…

Questions like:

  • How are you doing right now? – Honestly.
  • What would your pirate name be if you were a pirate?
  • What are you awesome at?
  • You just discovered a new fear.. What is it?
  • What is your zombie survival plan?
  • What were you like at age 10?
  • What would you do today if you were 5 years old again and unsupervised?
  • What is the best dinosaur? Discuss.

Topics and writing exercises:

  • Describe yourself. (Surprisingly hard, people!!)
  • Super Hero Power.
  • Write a letter to your 98 year old self.
  • Zombies. (Discuss.)
  • Alternative Universe.
  • Do the “I am” writing exercise!

So yeah. Exciting! Of course since I’m about to leave the jar behind for a week I’ve grabbed  few to keep in my enviro diary in case I get stuck for blogging in Napier.

So do you have any questions I should add? And what do you do when you’re stuck for blogging inspiration?


6 thoughts on “Inspire me…

  1. I had a Happy Thoughts jar in college but it was filled with encouraging notes from friends that I could read when I felt glum.

    When I get stumped, I usually am feeling very sorry for myself, so I go do something fun and then talk about it. Even if it’s just eating potato chips. I will think of ideas for your future self!

  2. The “write a letter to your 98 year old self” reminded me of something I read from a writer named Jorge Luis Borges. I’m translating it for you:

    If I could live my life again.

    In the next life I would commit more mistakes. I wouldn’t try to be so perfect. I’d relax more.
    I would be a lot more foolish than what I’ve been. In fact, I would take very few things seriously. I’d be less hygienic.I’d run more risks. Travel more. I’d see more sunsets, climb more mountains, swim more rivers. I would go to more places where I’ve never gone. I would eat more ice cream and less veggies. I would have more real problems and less imaginary ones,
    I was one of those people who lived in a prolific and sound way every minute of his life, Of course I did have moments of joy, but in case you don’t know, that’s what’s life is made of, only moments. Don’t miss the “now”.
    I was one of those that never went anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, an umbrella and a parachute. If I could live again I’d walk around barefoot in the start of spring, and would continue that way until the start of fall. I would take more merry go round rides, see more sunrises and play with more children, if I had my life ahead of me, but, as you see, I’m 85 and I know I’m dying,

    So, my letter to my 98 year old self would just be a question: “I know you’ve read Jorge, now tell me, did I live wisely?”

  3. My problem isn’t so much not having something to write about anymore, as much as it is not having the time to write about it. Damn adulthood…

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