#300: 6:00AM: the best hour of the day, or too close to your 3:00AM bedtime?
I wouldn’t quite say that 6am is the best hour of the day – it’s when I have to get up for work and, at least lately, I’m quite reluctant to get out of my cosy bed! I can’t remember the last time I went to bed even remotely close to 3am… must have been back in my uni days no doubt. I don’t think I could function going to bed at 3am and then back up three hours later – sounds like a major headache!
If I had to chose the best hour of the day, on a weekday it would hands-down have to be 7pm, when I’m home in the warm. Whereas, on the weekend, that’s a toughie as there are quite a few best hours…
* 65 more prompts to go until 2014 is officially over!!! How has it gone so fast?!
#299: Tell us about a habit you’d like to break. Is there any way it can play a positive role in your life?
Procrastination when it comes to household chores. I’d love to think of chores as a positive – focus on the great outcome once it’s been completed, right?! – although unfortunately, it’s never occurred to me that way. I’d much rather be learning a new skill, building on my existing ones, working on my career, reading, catching up on the latest Big Bang Theory episodes… there’s just so many other things I’d rather be doing!
Could it play a positive role in my life… I honestly have no idea! Any suggestions fellow bloggers?
#298: NASA is building a new Voyager spacecraft that will carry the best of modern human culture. What belongs onboard?
Wait, where is this spacecraft actually going? Or is it just going to orbit a few times and then disappear into the solar system?!
That point aside, onboard would be…
– an iPod loaded with the greatest songs of all time (and of course some earphones and a charger!)
– an iPad with the great movies on it (ditto to the above brackets)
– Galaxy chocolate (no pun intended!)
This is actually pretty tough because I don’t know where it’s going (if anywhere) or who it’s intended for (again, if for anyone). I’ve taken this prompt to symbolise a time capsule type idea, but I always associate those with little kids drawings, currency and photos… Far from the digital age we live in now!
#297: Tell us about a time you couldn’t quite get your words or images to express what you wanted to express. What do you think the barrier was? For bonus points, try again.
Right now… Literally, I cannot seem to think of one specific moment where I have been unable to express myself properly. The only minor things I can think of have been due to language barriers (I.e. Not speaking each other’s language sufficiently enough for the conversation to continue on that topic).
#296: Write a script for a late-night infomercial — where the product is your blog. How do you market yourself? What qualities do you embody that other “products” don’t? What are the benefits of reading your blog?
Late-night advert… Read all about it!
FYI… I tried to think of this during my lunch break but we’re on press deadline and my brain is frazzled. I planned to write it this evening, but after eating, I just keep nodding off. Can hardly keep my eyes open! Maybe another time…
#295: Tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’ve ever gotten. Does it still apply?
I can’t say I’ve ever been scarred by someones comments but I vaguely remember an ex telling me that I’m too controlling (as they always tend to fall back on), but I guess their assumption stems from my OCD tendencies to organise and simply wanting to make things (that are of course influenceable) as perfect as possible. I guess it still applies today because if there’s a way of making something easier in the future by planning/organising now, I will of course do it – it makes perfect sense to me! And if I think this could benefit someone else, I would encourage them to do so – it’s up to them whether they take my advice, I wouldn’t force people into things. I do remember consciously thinking about everything I said or did after receiving that comment, but this was over three/four years ago now so I’ve learnt not to let it bother me – plus every group needs an organiser right?
#294: Click over to your favorite blog, and pick out the 4th and 14th words (that aren’t “the” or “an”). Drop them into this phrase: “_____ is the new _____.” There’s your post title. Now write!
“Lucky is the new carpet”
Taken from: The National Television Awards 2014
Since I couldn’t decide on my favourite post (with almost 300 to choose from, it’s a pretty big ask of any blogger this far into the challenge), I decided to see what the blogging communities favourite was… and ta-dah! I also changed it a little, in choosing the 5th word instead of the 4th – I think some how “was is the new carpet” just didn’t make any sense… although I agree that “lucky is the new carpet” is equally as strange.
This could mean however, since being lucky is the new carpet, that people take it for granted by simply walking all over it, showing no appreciation. Carpet provides you with warmth and comfort regardless of the situation, which could also translate as a feeling when experiencing luck.
It would be great to hear more thoughts on my new saying…
#293: Tell us about the blog post you were most nervous to publish — and what it was like to set it free.
In all honesty I don’t think there has been a post that I was ‘nervous’ to publish… I wouldn’t say that they are ever risqué in the slightest, which I’m assuming is why I’ve never felt that way towards what I’ve written. I guess the only level or factor of nervousness that applies in a very minor form, is the fact that I seem to feel slight apprehension just before I click ‘Publish to chloemayward’ thinking “what if no-one likes it?”. But then again, I’m sure this is a common feeling that occurs to all bloggers once in a while.
P.s. I will be catching up with Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th’s posts tomorrow, as the wifi in Norway wasn’t the easiest thing to keep hold of/ Plus trying to write blog posts on my (crummy old) phone was near impossible. I still don’t count this as a fail because I was sent on a last minute work trip, so couldn’t write them in advance either.
I’m going to have to keep this super brief as I need to get up in less that 6 hours to catch my flight 😀
I’m going to try to post bits here and there from Norway, so that I don’t fail the challenge… They might not follow the prompts, but I’ll be sure to catch up on them when I get back on home turf.
Have a great weekend everyone!
AKA… ‘Press trip’ in Norwegian! I had a think about todays prompt, but I just couldn’t get my head into gear to adopt my favourite authors style in order to complete it. The reason being – I’M GOING TO NORWAY! I’ve been invited to attend a super cool press trip for a famous kids film that involves Vikings (not allowed to disclose just yet) and I’m so unbelievably excited. I’ll be leaving early Thursday morning on an 8am flight (ouch!) but will be taking part in so many fantastic activities… one includes a wind tunnel experience to give us the sense of flying on a mythical, fire-breathing, creature. I’m quite frankly ready to burst with excitement and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back!