Write a letter to your mom. Tell her something you’ve always wanted to say, but haven’t been able to.
Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out. Be as threatening, theatrical, or thoroughly charming as is necessary to get the job done.
Why do you blog?
Why did you start your writing? Is that still why you write, or has your writing gone in a different direction than you’d planned?
Who’s the most important person in your life – and how would your day-to-day existence be different without them?
Who is the one person you hope isn’t reading your blog? Why?
Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness – go silly or go deep, just go list-y.
Who do you love the most in this world? Why?
Which song most aptly describes your life?
When you’re unwell, do you allow others to take care of you, or do you prefer to soldier on alone? What does it take for you to ask for help?
When you’re giddy with excitement, does time speed up? Slow down? Tell us about the experience of anticipation.
When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you now? Are the two connected?
When you gaze out your window – real or figurative – do you see the forest first, or the trees?
When was the last time your walked away from a discussion, only to think of The Perfect Comeback hours later? Recreate the scene for us, and use your winning line.
When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork?
When was the first time you really felt like a grown up (if ever)?
When the full moon happens, you turn into a person who?s the opposite of who you normally are. Describe this new you.
When faced with confrontation, do you head for the hills or walk straight in? Was there ever a time you wished you?d had the opposite reaction?
What?s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?
What’s your favorite part about visiting a new place – the food? The architecture? The people watching?
What’s your dream tourist destination – either a place you’ve been and loved, or a place you’d love to visit? What about it speaks to you?
What’s your biggest regret? How would your life have been different if you’d made another decision?
What’s the thing you’re most scared to do? What would it take to get you to do it?
What’s the strangest place from which you’ve posted to your blog? When was the last time you were out and about, and suddenly thought, “I need to write about this!”?
What’s the one luxury you can’t live without?
What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever kept? Did the truth ever come out?
What?s the most dreadful (or wonderful) experience you’ve ever had as a customer?
What’s the one habit you’d change about yourself, if you could simply flick a switch and have it happen?
What’s the most significant secret you’ve ever discovered about someone else? Did the truth come out?
What’s the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make? Why?
What will the next must-have technological innovation be? Jetpacks? Hoverboards? Wind-powered calculators?
What was your favorite plaything as a child? Do you see any connection between your life now, and your favorite childhood toy?
What was the last thing you searched for online? Why were you looking for it?
What was the last lie you told? Why did you tell it?
What song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD or MP3 player) these days? Why does it speak to you?
What makes a response great? What makes you “star” a Plinky response?
What is your worst quality?
What is your greatest weakness?
What have you been putting off doing? Why?
What do you love most about yourself? What do you love most about your favorite person? Are the two connected?
What do you display on the walls of your home – photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?
What bores you?
What are the six impossible things you believe in? (If you can only manage one or two, that’s also okay.)
What activity, task, or game most brings out your competitive streak?
What activity, task, or game do you love most in the world? Why?
We each have many types of love relationships – parents, children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people; you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?
We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear . . . and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?
We all know someone who could use a pep talk – so write them one!
We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel – blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours?
We all have something we’d like to write about, but that doesn’t really “fit” our blog. Write it anyway.
Was there a toy or thing you always wanted as a child, during the holidays or on your birthday, but never received? Tell us about it.
Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.
Turn to your co-workers, kids, Facebook friends, family – anyone who’s accessible – and ask them to suggest an article, an adjective, and a noun. There?s your post title! Now write.
Today, tell us about the most unconventional love in your life.
Three people walk into a bar . . .
Think of your favourite book or film. If you could change the ending in any way, what would you change? If not, why is it perfect?
Think of your blog as a mirror: what does it reveal? Consider your blog name, theme choice, design, bio, posts? What does every element tell you about yourself?
Think of three important years in your life – not including the year you were born. Why are these 3 separate years so important? What happened, and where were you?
Think of a topic or issue about which you’ve switched your opinion. Why the change?
Think about something that drives you crazy. Now, think about something that makes you happy. Does it change your perspective on the former?