Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Stuck on Blank

As I was struggling to come up with something to write about today, I found myself Googling the words “writing prompts.” I don’t often find myself in desperate need of something outside my own craziness to write about, but suddenly with everything else going on in my life, I was truly stuck.

The first site I found, the Imagination Prompt Generator, allowed its users to keep clicking until they found that prompt that prompted them back to their blog. Here are first couple of ideas it came up with for me:
  • Activities I enjoy are: This one wasn’t going to work since, in addition to obstinately being a PG rated blog, my mother reads this stuff! No fun “activities” for this blogger, thank you!

  • People that irritate me: I started writing this one and suddenly noticed that I was on page 10. This taught me two things: I really know nothing about brevity. And I’m a hater who is irritated by a lot of things. In an effort to reform and not be so irritable I deleted the post.

  • I wish I could: fly, be invisible, walk through walls, read thoughts…. Basically I want to be a superhero, which made me realize I am kind of sad and pathetic. So I won’t be sharing that post either. (Rogue Rules!!!)

  • Close your eyes and count to ten. When you open your eyes write about what you feel: If I could do that, I wouldn’t need to use the damn prompting tool!

  • What do you do to help the needy: My husband says I’m needy. Does that count?

  • Why did you do it: You can’t prove that I did it, so I don’t have to answer your questions!
Obviously, I wasn’t meant to use machines like this since they only help prove how weird I am. Luckily, I’m okay with that. After all, if I were normal, would I really be wandering the world and blogging about it?

32 comments:

Kat said...

Once again, I think that we are sooo similar. Except that you express yourself much better! I too have looked at those writing promts. Thought those same things. Flung up my hands. And done nothing. Like I did today :-)

Laura said...

Bloggers block is a little sucky!

LOL but those prompts have given me some ideas ;-p

Sure you will think of something asap!

Brenda said...

Just keep writing about your own crazyness, that really what we want to read ;)

I did get some ideas from those prompts, kind of interesting to me. . .

LadyFi said...

LOL!

Who wants to be normal when it's cool to be weird?!

bitsofeverything said...

It's been a while since I've said hello...I've been too busy pottering in my garden! Hope things are looking up for you. :)

Wenbren Explains It All said...

I find myself writing about everyday life when I have writer's block. It helps me out because it serves as a journal and since i have a bad memory I can always look back and remember what I thought or did that day!

Little Nut Tree said...

Stopping by from SITS. Your post made me laugh. And it's nice to find another blogger who doesn't live in the States!

robynxx said...

Wow! Cairo! How exotic =)

Thanks for the comment. And yes, you must go to Bali for your next hols. It's uh-may-zing.

Loving your blog! Will be stopping by again soon fersuure =D

Cheers,
Robyn

NicoleB said...

Grin, I didn't even know there are tools like that.
If I don't know what to write, I post a pic.
I mean, I have about 60.000 yet unpublished pics in my archives. Should last a while ;)

Jacki said...

You and I are so alike! Most of the activities I enjoy are not really family-blog friendly, either. :-)

Sandy said...

Who says you're weird? And this whole idea of keeping posts PG becomes a little difficult at times......

honkeie2 said...

I like to go to yahoo pictures and type in random words and see what pops up. the last word I tried was 'mammon' talk about some strange stuff!

Anonymous said...

Blog prompts? Is that like cheating at essays?
I probably do know you did it but I'll never tell and...keep up the PG for me!:)
merthyrmum

Gaston Studio said...

Just look out your window and write about what you see.

Cammie said...

I love that site! Thankfully I dont run out of stuff to complain about....I mean talk about all that often! Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

Hit 40 said...

LMAO for the needy prompt!!! Thank you for the giggle

I also take care of 3 needy boys in my own home.

When my former colleges call to ask for $$ to give away for scholarships, I tell them that I have my own scholarship fund for my boys if they would like to donate!!!

Caution Flag said...

Odd is in, baby! Big time. You could always start another blog with a different rating...

Choco said...

I never thought I would read a post about fresh ideas on not being able to blog!!! Lolz..This made an awesome read :)

Psst: I am a follower now

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! I loved the one about being needy!

Susie said...

That was really funny!! Great post:-)

the ungourmet said...

The what do you do to help the needy one cracked me up!

Grand Pooba said...

But I'm so glad you do wander the world and blog about it!

That topic generator is funny, who'd a thunk it huh? I love your response to the count to ten one...duh!

Lydia said...

Great post! Another great "writer's block helper" is Plinky. I've gotten some great ideas from there. Actually, not always their ideas, but it made me think of something else and I wrote about that instead. Soooo, all in all, something got written.

zelzee said...

I think normal is way overrated!

And if I closed my eyes and counted to ten, I would be feeling how tired I was and head up to bed!!!

Yaya said...

10 pages! Lol!

Connie said...

I like how your brain works. I'd argue with the internet suggestions too!

I've got lots of bloggy ideas... I need more hours in the day (or hours of sleep!) in order to get them blogged.

Kathy B! said...

We should start a charity... I'm needy, too!

And how is it that even when you've got nothing it's still so fun?!

Rbarakat said...

You are so funny! I love that you had to delete that post!

Michelle said...

Oh I don't know. I think that makes for a great post. I may have to steal this idea sometime ;) And that people who irritate me post? yeah... mine might be that long, too!

GutsyWriter said...

Funny but sad how much pressure we sometimes put on ourselves to "write." I know the feeling though.

Yvette Kelly said...

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lambechops said...

I didn't know you could google that either! I'm always struggling for things to write about - my life is just not interesting enough! Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday, and leaving a comment.