As I continue to (inadvertently) turn this blog into a series of “special feature” articles, I introduce yet another new series here on this, my lunch hour: Five Topics, also known as five posts I hope YOU write.
Five blog idea starters. Five topics to get you rolling. Five blog article prompts and kickers to get you tapping stories into your keyboard. Write. Post. Share. Then let me know in the comments, by way of a link-back or via an automated trackback and not only do you get two free links — one in my complementary, same-topicked post AND another here in this post — but my also imfamously-fleeting gratitude.
1. My Epic Sunshine and Fun Soundtrack, Defined — When I was in high school we made mix-tapes. Then a few years later while in University we burned CDs. Now I have an iPod (or five) and I have every song I’ve ever heard in my pocket. But that doesn’t mean I don’t get into a groove for the summer and dwell on a very small collection of those songs. If you had to pick ten songs right now for your summer playlist, what would they be and why?
2. Three Things I (Sadly) Leave Behind in Summer-Time — Each summer as the days get longer and the snow melts, I reluctantly hang up my videogame controllers, wind down my gaming time, and replace it all with yard tools and garden care… or, at least I try to. That’s just one of my seasonal leave-behinds. What’s yours? [ My Post ]
3. Crazy Bug Stories — Everyone has one of these anecdotes: That time you swallowed a fly on your bicycle, the hike ruined by mosquitos, or the spider that moved into your barbecue and you didn’t notice until it was the size of your fist. Summer brings them out, so now’s your chance to
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4. How I Spent My (Best) Summer Vacation — With a four (AND A HALF, DADDY!) year-old depending on me to make the best of her youthful summers — filling her days with memorable trips and experiences — it’s about that time to dig up some old memories and try and recall what made my lazy days so great. Do you have a stick-out memory that defines some good times from back in the day?
5. Creative Uses for Social Media in the Great Outdoors — I haven’t quite bought into the ever-steady update of Tweets and Check-ins, and I’ll probably get all old and fuddy-duddy and just end up keeping to my blog, but I think with all the device-enabled mobility of the net these days, there must be some interesting ways we could use this social tech to enhance our outdoor experience. Pick one — or a few — and elaborate.