Month: February 2013

Inserting A Gallery into a Post

I have a small peeve with the default behaviour of a gallery. It takes a few clicks to see an image in its original size. So I offer the following tips. 1. Add link=”file” to your gallery short code. 2.

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Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue of and what makes it so significant?

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Your blog just went viral. Ok, sorry, not yet. But just imagine. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post.

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You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of schoolchildren on anything of your choice. What would you present?

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You’re making a documentary about something that you feel so passionate about that you’ve saved up for a decade to get it made. Ok, you’re not making a documentary really, but you’re writing a post about the same subject. Go

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You’re writing your autobiography. What’s your opening sentence?

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You’re writing a spooky story about the sea. What’s in the deep end?

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You’re a movie star. What foods/items do you request for your dressing room?

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You wake up and discover that you can speak another language. Which one?

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You receive a call from someone you don’t expect. Who is it, and what is the conversation about?

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You have three hundred words to justify the deletion from time, space and memory a person, place or thing. Failure to convince will result in it being infinitely cloned and paraded on a billboard in front of your home forevermore.

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You can pick one chocolate from the box. What kind of filling do you hope is inside?

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Write down the first sight, sound, smell, sensation and scene from your life that come to mind with just sixty seconds for each. See which of those you’d most like to continue to write about, and where it leads you.

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Write about the subject you usually blog about as if you were a music critic.

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Write about the most precious thing you’ve ever lost.

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Write about a time you had a Goldilocks experience, exploring different choices and finally arriving at “just right.”

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Write about a time you acted first and thought later, giving into your impulses.

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Write a Q&A-style post between two fictional people.

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Write a post *only* using well-worn phrases and clich├ęs.

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Write a letter to yourself in 20 years.

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Write a letter to your 100 year-old self.

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Write a 500-word prequel to the story of your life

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Write a 500-word introduction to the story of your life.

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Write 500 words on any topic you like. Now remove half the words, without changing the essence of what you’re saying.

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Would you say that you enjoy driving?

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Would you rather have a four-day work week or be able to work from home?

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Would you rather go bungee jumping or skydiving?

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Would you rather climb a mountain or run a marathon?

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Would you ever visit a psychic or palm reader?

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Would you ever take a cruise?

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Would you ever consider opening your own restaurant, bar, or cafe?

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Would payment in the form of money sway you into doing something you wouldn’t normally do?

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Would it be tougher for you to give up dairy or meat?

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Will you watch the Olympics?

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Why do you write? What keeps you motivated?

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Who’s your favourite comedian?

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Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever met?

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Who or what stresses you out the most?

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Who makes the best pizza?

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Who knows you better than anyone else?

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