The most recent post from the blogging101 course has probably been the most inspirational one for me. I have enjoyed the various exercises, but I felt that my blog was lacking direction. I knew that I had things to say but I wasn’t sure exactly what and why. What would I write? And why would people continue to follow and read?
The idea of building in a regular feature, filled me with dread. How could I keep that up? What common theme? But the suggestion of looking at what had brought the most positive responses gave me a “eureka” moment.
I was so excited in the car hat I started talking to myself, and selling myself the idea.
This might only be based upon limited feedback (I don’t have many followers), but it created that spark which had eluded me for the past week or so. The inspiration came from an earlier post : Dear Sweet Impossible You.
My theme is “Impossible Conversations” (this is a working title and may change). The basis is a series of conversations that have not taken place and, for various reasons, just cannot. They might be:
- A discussion with a person who I only met briefly, but who I found inspiring and/or interesting in some manner;
- A conversation with an inanimate object;
- A tribute and response to and from someone who has touched my life without our paths ever crossing;
- How I imagine a chat with an animal would be if we could have such an exchange;
- What I might learn from a tree or building who had seen their surroundings change.
- A meeting with someone special who has left my life.
There are endless possibilities, and I find the idea of blending a real encounter or experience with fiction to create an impossible exchange that could have been.
I’ve started work on that first conversation…