Scarcity of Subjects

Scarcity of Subjects

This post (2/31) is part of the Blaugust Reborn event! You can find out more about the event at Belghast’s blog. I (Chestnut) created a Twitter list of all participants. Armagon created an OPML file of all the bloggers to import into your feed reader.

Methodizing Material

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The theme for Blaugust from August 1-7 is “Topic Brainstorming Week”. The hard part is… I don’t really have any? Most of the time when I write, I choose to expound about what’s going on with me. Or sometimes I’ve gotten an idea from another blogger’s post, or from interacting with friends on social media (mainly Twitter).

In fact, one of my favorite ways to mine “evergreen” post topics is to browse the Massively OP’s Massively Overthinking opinion column for ideas! Tons of my “to-be-written” posts stem from the column. So, I’ve never really needed to “come up with” blog topics. In fact, my backlog of unwritten posts is pretty vast (it just requires energy and the right headspace, and the headspace part has been pretty difficult as of late).

But, since the theme for the week is essentially a topic dump, I will come up with a few to be a good mentor and contributor. 🙂

Promising Prompts

  1. If you could only play one game for the rest of 2018, what would it be? It doesn’t have to be an MMO. Would you just ignore games the rest of the year if you could only play one?
  2. Is there a game (board, video, card, LARP event, etc.) or other media (TV show, movie, book, comic) you’re super excited to release before the end of the year? Share your passion!
  3. (While talking about “worst super heroes” at dinner last night (Verdict: FLORIDA MAN!), I started thinking about this topic.) If you could be a superhero (or supervillain), what would you be? Think the whole shebang—not just your powers. What’s your backstory? Your outfit? Who’s your Scooby Squad/Sidekick? Do you make use of an Alternate Identity (Tony Stark is Ironman, whereas Clark Kent isn’t Superman). Who would be your nemesis? Get creative!
  4. What is one fandom that has stuck with you through the test of time? When did you come into this fandom? How? Do you think this is a fandom you’ll love for the next few years? Will it stand the test of time?
  5. What is one (or more) thing you love to collect? It could be physical or digital. It could be fandom-related, or something antique. Share a picture/screenshot or two of your collection so far!

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