Daily Riffed 8: Better Follow, Kids, I’m About To Take The Lead

3 Aug

According to my test groups, I need to start being more “affectionate” in these introductions. So, um. Come on in, my little darlings! Sit down, enjoy some sugar cookies, and listen as I ruthlessly mock those prompts that WordPress supplies for writers!

(God, I hate affection.)


Write an anonymous letter to someone you’re jealous of. Photographers, artists, poets: show us GREEN.

Hey, don’t tell the photographers that! It’s not easy being green!

(Easiest. Reference. EVER.)

Why did you start your blog? Is that still why you blog, or has your site gone in a different direction than you’d planned? Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEGINNINGS.

I can’t tell you that NOW, I’m saving that for Sweeps Week!

Pick a divisive issue currently in the news. Write a two-part post in which you take on two personas and approach the topic from both sides. Bonus points for a creative format (roundtable discussion, debate transcript, etc.). Photographers, artists, poets: show us DIVIDED.

Pssh, taking up two personas? That’s crazy! Right, Editor?

[Editor’s Note: Right.]

Tell someone you’re proud of just how proud you are. Photographers, artists, poets: show us SUCCESS.

Pride? I can’t show you that, it’s a SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN!

Wait, I’m not Christian. Never mind!

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. Photographers, artists, poets: show us HEATED.

See, it’s for moments like this that you really ought to have a time machine on hand. And also to kill Hitler.

Write up a mid-year “State of My Year” post. Photographers, artists, poets: show us NOW.

I’m still adorable, if that’s what you’re asking.

Your life without a computer: what does it look like? Photographers, artists, poets: show us WITHOUT.

It looks like a single bullet.

(Jesus, I always pick the cheeriest notes to end on.)

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