View Full Version : What to write about?
09-18-2006, 10:05 PM
As I'm sure some of you have picked up on, I keep an online blog/journal or whatever using LiveJournal.com.
Now, unless something particularly interesting, or something I really want to remember happens, I hate just writing about my day. However, I'm having a "writer's block" if you will in regards to what else to write about these days.
So, I'd like some suggestions from you guys :D
It can be any topic at all. Funny, serious, broad topics, specific topics, whatever. Just random things that might be interesting to write about and interesting for other people to read!
So yeah, suggest away!
Ouch. Tough one. I've tried having some blogs in the past, but I end up just closing them down as I hate writing about "Just my day" as well, unless it was really insightful with a lot of happenings. So updates on my blogs always end up having such huge leaps between dates that there's not even a point in keeping 'em up.
I think I'll bring my personal site back up where I can put in bits and tids as they come from time to time. It helps to just write sometimes too. Regardless of whether it's interesting or not.
I seriously need someone to talk to about this weekend's happenings. :nono:
09-18-2006, 10:30 PM
I seriously need someone to talk to about this weekend's happenings.
It helps to just write sometimes too
Certainly might help if you need to get your thoughts straightened out.
If that isn't good enough and you can't talk to real life friends about it for whatever reason, then I, or I'm sure someone else on the boards you might feel more comfortable talking to, will be happy to - through MSN, email, PM's or whatever.
lol, I'm sorry about that. I started out kinda agreeing to what you said about having a writers block, and not wanting to write about simply "Your day". I guess reading online news papers regarding games, books and/or movies you like, or even local (or global) events sometimes might spark your interest upon writing something. If you recently re-played, re-watched or re-listened to games/movies/music you used to love and had sparks of emotions about 'em, that's something to write about. I guess you can pretty much write about anything that pops into your head, if you just feel like it.
I started writing some games reviews for more recent games I've been playing, plus some old games I replayed.
09-18-2006, 11:03 PM
You already talked to me, but I'll keep going.
I left you with Pizza, so Ill keep going from there.....mafias, The Gofather, MP3s, Pantera, Cowboys, Brokeback Moutian, forums, Alan Wake, Max Payne, 3D Realms, Duke Nukem Forever, matresses, sleep, alarm clocks, swearing, religons, asians, Korians, Korians always winning at Starcraft, Goldfish (the food), water, soda, urine, diereah, crying, smileing, black holes, refridgerators, German, Octoberfest, London, Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, Tampa, the Tampa Bay Bucceneers, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the New York Yankees, peninsulas, Earth, Mars, Murcury, Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and how its not a planet anymore, keyboards, E = MC^2, why you're reading this, good freinds that suddenly stop talking to you and then you find out their smokeing mass quantities of weed and god-knows-what-else to the point where other friends who also smoke weed dont hang out with him anymore, the internet, macaroni-and-chesse, love, sex, drugs, money, cars, lawyers, courts, the Supream Court of the United States, the USA, Russia, the Cold War, nukes, Japan, HDTVs, caps for battles, plastic, root beer, LED lights, calculators, Issac Newton, Albert Einstein, Stevan Hawking, House (the TV show), House (the character from the TV show), Maddie, yourself, Kahr, Remade, Morry, yours truley, Pantera breaking up, Dimebag Derral
I think that'ill do....for now.
09-18-2006, 11:12 PM
lol, I'm sorry about that
Don't worry about it!
Those are some good ideas for thinking of topics too, thanks :love:
Saying that, with Alianants topics, I don't think I'll need to think of any of my own for a long time :lol:
Me? OMG, AlianAnt said to write about me. :lol:
It would actually be funny to see what someone else would write about me. But I doubt I'm a good write. :lol: :p
Be sure to give us a link to your blog so we can read what you end up writing too, eh? ;)
09-19-2006, 06:52 AM
No write about me.. I'm more important and sexy as well ;)
09-19-2006, 12:30 PM
09-19-2006, 05:00 PM
Well, as someone who far to often goes overkill with writing opinions... I'll not make an exception here. :P
Alright I have two suggestions: -
Regarding the journal/blog itself:
Maybe basing the entire journal around 1-3 particular themes (besides yourself) might help give you some direction. It might also attract a wider audience of readers who have similar interests. I was going to suggest the usual news, music, games, and movies; but then it occurred to me that one of the more compelling and rewarding subjects is actually learning and self-development.
For the sake of example, you might base your blog on developing some kind of artistic or creative skill (or sport even -- anything that requires learning or mastery). You could discuss what got you interested in the first place; who influences you; tips, tricks, recommendations, and lessons you've learnt; and also share recent progress and achievements with others (no matter how big or small).
Not only is it uniquely personal to you, but it'll let you practise and reinforce knowledge that you've learnt. It also has the additional advantage of inviting your readers to participate with their own suggestions, advice, recommendations, questions, praise, encouragement, and so on. You can apply this format to almost anything.
Hell, it might be interesting to just write about your struggles with "writers block". :P
About creative inspiration and 'writers block':
It seems like one of the best ways to increase creative inspiration is to broaden your horizons and actively expand your knowledge and interests. I don't mean memorising trivial facts & stats; but (for example) try watching programmes or films you normally wouldn’t bother with on principal. Listen to the radio and explore a wider range of music, besides genre’s you’re comfortable with. Follow-up some of those hobbies, sports, and interests you've always wanted to try, but never got around to doing. Start reading various fiction and non-fiction, and things like autobiographies; as well as visiting new websites, and exploring Wikipedia, etc.
Actually, a good starting point is simply to follow the recommendations and influences from friends and people you respect. Often the people they're influenced by, are in turn influenced by a whole range of other interesting people... and so on. Anyway, if you try to keep an open mind you might be pleasantly surprised. :)
Anyway, maybe it's obvious, maybe it's not; but expanding your knowledge, interests, and experiences will help give you a greater creative palette to draw new ideas from.
Hope that's of some use to you.
I kinda have a blog (that I haven't updated in some time), I mostly have it and write in it for myself, simple stuff like what happened today, or what is my opinion on some current event or just something in general, or link if I find something really cool on the net, everything "hey, maybe somebody reads it". I think the only bloggy thing that I check regularly is The Sneeze (http://www.thesneeze.com/).
Haha, Maddie's idea about development is actually pretty good. I used to have kind of a journal for my progress with one of my authoring-projects (I was trying to write a fantasy novel, still am too), and it got more attention than anything else on the site.
09-24-2006, 12:45 PM
As always that sounds like pretty damn good advice Maddie. I'm definitely interested in this idea of writing about development of some kind, though I do think I need to broaden my horizon's a little to find some interesting material to write about.
09-24-2006, 06:52 PM
Start by learning guitar. Its awesome. Then we could have guitar battles over MSN or something.
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