Consider of a form of writing you rebel against trying, or even reading. Now use that yourself. Stretch your limits and open your mind to something you thought you could not, or would not do. Maybe you have never tried writing a poem, or maybe you never thought you could write horror or romance is just too mushy. Try something new, reach outside of your box.
From Stuart and
What If Wednesday:
“What if everyone spoke the same language?”
Lucky you... you're in the Army now. But you've been hired as the new fashion designer. Suddenly they want all the uniforms revamped and given some style. You can pick any colours, no restrictions but they do ask that you remember there has to be at least one uniform they can wear into battle which gives them camouflage. Of course, they don't mention what or where they need the camouflage? It occurs to you that camouflage would be different things in different places. Come up with a design for camouflage uniforms which can be worn in the train or subway station, another in the middle of a busy shopping centre and yet another at a bridal or baby shower.
- How long have you been blogging?
Since sometime in 1998.
2. Any advice to beginners?
Keep it fun. If it begins to be a job you need to take some time off.
3. What are the good things blogging has brought to your life?
I've used it as a journal during some hard times. I have met a lot of people (even though it is just online) who I would not have met otherwise. I've also found new creative ideas and outlets, more all the time.
4. What would you consider the pitfalls?
The commercialness which started a few years ago and is building up like a giant puss-ball zit these days. I expect it will keep getting worse until someone finds the next great idea in spamming.
5. Tell us about your blog name. Ever think of changing it? If so, to what? Why?
That Grrl. It's had a few other names (I'd have to think really hard to remember them) but I don't think I would change is again now.
6. Knowing what you know now, was starting a blog a good thing for you? Why or why not?
I think it was a good thing. I love the creative aspect. I like seeing what I can do with my limited abilities in coding and graphics.
7. How do you think blogging, bloggers, or the blogosphere has changed since you started?
I started a long time ago. Things have changed in huge ways. I miss the old days when blogging was personal. I'm pretty sick of the commercial blogging stuff and the fast, fake friends in social network stuff now.
8. Ultimately, what would you like your blog to accomplish for you or others?
I don't have a plan with a lot of goals and accomplishments. I'd like others to find something interesting maybe even useful. Mostly I blog for myself. To stretch my creativity and give myself a place to write when I want to tell myself something.
I found this one on Sunday Stealing. It's from a couple of weeks ago.
This quiz was on.
Your Surfing Habits are 50% Male, 50% Female
There's no way we can tell whether you're a man or woman.
Of all the internet users, you are the most broad based in your habits.
You use the internet for research and your career.
But you also use the internet to keep in close touch with your loved ones.