February 19th, 2009
Just so you know right off, I love PROMPTuesday. What a supportive little thing we got going there. I adore the new voices and the people writing and the humor and the honesty and the prosetasticness. Still, when it’s not Tuesday, I find myself wondering what to write…and then idea-less, I run off and pen some easy confessional that’s honest to a fault and pretty soon, everyone knows I get serial killer PMS, eat glue, and might or might not collect porcelain wildlife figurines.
So let’s avoid the senseless honesty in the future.
I’ve got an idea.
But wait! Some background first: A few weeks ago, a fellow blogger and I went out for dinner and talked shop. Soon enough, in a fit of
red wine poisoninginspiration, I suggested that we write a post starter for the other person to publish in the near future. So we did. On napkins. Which I’ve since lost. But I sorta remember that Mel asked me to write about sex toys. While I more piously asked her to write about her role models. (You kiss your mom with that pen, Mel? You little scamp.)
Anyway…back to the present. How about if we post blog starters in the comments? You know, topic ideas for a post? AND, we can work it where the person immediately above the comment must write the idea suggested by the commenter below them. (Is this logistically accurate?) (Someone with the detail gene let me know.)
So in this little scenario, the first person to comment will write on the topic suggested by the second commenter. Then the commenter that follows that person will post a blog topic idea, and the person just above that comment will expand on the idea in an upcoming post. And so on. The person below the person above will post a topic and repeat. (NONE of this is now making sense to me.)
I will forge on.
Some suggestions of blog ideas (that I’ve never employed myself):
Who is your personal hero?
Was there a childhood experience that particularly shaped who you are today?
Why do all the Real Housewives of Orange County look like trannies?
Write a list of bloggers that inspire you.
Conduct an interview with someone you admire.
Has a friend ever betrayed you?
And etc., etc.
So is this at all makey sensey?
To sum up: the first person to comment will write on the idea suggested by the person below them. Also, the first commenter can suggest a topic and I will write on that since I’m not represented anywhere in this weirdo set-up I’ve concocted.
I’ll list the links to resulting posts in my sidebar. Also, I think I’m going to do a flow chart diagram to show how this will work. Unless someone else is good with flow charts?( I think you can see why I decided to become a writer and not a statistician or efficiency expert.)
UPDATED TO ADD: I hope this graphic helps, because I am all bebozzled over here. Pls. look at the below for an example of the drivel I spouted earlier.
The above is just an example of how this works. The real comments box is below! And look! Karelle now has a topic suggestion!
Finally: When you write the post as suggested by the commenter that followed you, let me know and I will publish a list of links for the sharey goodness.