Monday, 10 March 2014

blogging 50 things

I've been working my way through Fat Mum Slim's list of 50 things to blog about, and I've finally made it to the end of the list!  You'll find my other posts inspired by Fat Mum Slim's list here.  I'm going to miss that list.

In an effort to be just a teeny bit as useful as Chantelle of Fat Mum Slim, I thought I'd put together another list of 50 things that people could blog about.  I'll be working my way down this list, and if you care to join me it'd be great if you could pop your link in the comments.

Hope you like some of these ideas.
The view from my home town


  1. John Harle describes mediocrity as a great option. What are you mediocre at?
  2. Tell us an historical tale from your home town.
  3. What has made you laugh like a drain? It doesn't have to be funny!
  4. What does Easter/Christmas/Diwali/Saturnalia mean to you?  Pick any religious festival you like.  You don't have to be religious.
  5. What's the best thing that's been invented in your lifetime?  And what did you do before it?
  6. Share a recipe - we'll need instructions and ingredients.
  7. Share a decorating scheme you've undertaken.  What did you do, and how did it work out?
  8. This picture was seriously improved by Pxlr-8
  9. Have a good moan about a company that's let you down.  What did they do?  We want details!
  10. What app have you got that you couldn't live without?  What's so good about it?
  11. What's your garden like?  Good points and bad points?  What would you do with it if you had all the money in the world?
  12. Tell us about a bit of future tech that you're excited about.
  13. Take inspiration from a TV or radio programme or a podcast.  
    We love films (unless they're rubbish)
    What did you learn?  What's inspired you?  What issues arise?
  14. Share five of your favourite films, with a theme eg five great role models for girls. Five hilarious zombie films, five chidren's films you hope you'll never have to watch again.
  15. Share ten of your favourite books, which happen to be by women.
  16. Tell us what you've learned from something difficult you've been through.
    Bound to be a pic like this in my photo diary.
    I'm always listening to podcasts.
  17. What's on your mind at the moment?  What's niggling away?
  18. Keep a photo-diary of your day and share away.
  19. The seven ages of you - in music.  What songs have been important at different stages of your life?
  20. What's your favourite book genre and why? Give examples of great reads.
  21. Were you once a Goth or a Rocker? A trendy or a geek? Are you still? What's your experience of subculture. Tell the tale and include photos if you can.
  22. Tell us about a band/writer/TV programme/something that came from your home area.
  23. Tell us about a bus route/train line/road you have known.
  24. What's your favourite place to eat?
  25. Tell us 10 things that make you feel happy inside.
  26. What does your voice sound like?
  27. Tell us about your first crush.
  28. Which is your favourite Beetle?
  29. Cat or dog? Or both or neither?
  30. How will you survive the zombie apocalypse?
  31. Get current. What's your take on a current news story?
  32. Tell us about one of your historical heroes.
  33. Steve Levitt of Freakonomics argues that young adults are the poorest they're ever going to be, so there's no point in their trying to save money. They should spend. They will have more money to pay it back later. What was your relationship with money like as a young adult?
  34. What couldn't you live without having in your local area?
  35. Tell us about a taxi ride you've had.
  36. If you could use a time machine, when would you go?
  37. The Dali Lama says we should judge our success by what we've given up to achieve it. What have you given up? And what did you achieve?
  38. What are your favourite songs to sing?
  39. Are you a wife/husband? What does that mean to you?
  40. Ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn't have fallen in love with?
  41. Tell us a tale about women in science.
  42. According to How Stuff Works everyone has a stain story. What's yours?
  43. Forceps vs caesarian. What do you think?
  44. Do the guardian questionnaire (there's a really useful version of it here)
  45. What's happened to make you who you are?
  46. How does where you live now compare to where you grew up?
  47. Write a book review.
  48. What do you do to help you focus on the positive?
  49. What's your take on homework?
  50. What does a sunny day mean to you?
  51. If someone gave you £100 right now, but you had to spend it straight away, what would you spend it on?
The book challenge
Words at 11/3/14 - 60,472.
1902 words written so far this month.
Where I'm at in First Draft - end of Chapter 11.
What I did last - my hero going off to hide from the storm that's coming.