This week’s Stream of Consciousness post is a little different. I attended the Type-A Parent conference for most of the week and had an amazing time meeting so many wonderful bloggers (some of which participate here on Sundays!). One of the wonderful sessions I attended was about overcoming Writer’s Block. The session was conducted by @PattiDigh who led some exercises to stretch our creativity.
I couldn’t help but think of these exercises as stream of consciousness posts. So I thought I would share one of them here with you.
Patti asked us to pull an object out of our bag/purse/tote that had special meaning to us. Then we had to examine the object and take 2 minutes to write about how this object could describe who we are as bloggers. Then we had to trade objects with our neighbor and use their object as the inspiration for describing who we are as bloggers.
My first object (selected by me) was LIPGLOSS! Specifically Savannah Bee Co. Beeswax Lip Tint. Here’s my description.
I love color. I’m full of shades of color. Sometimes soft. Sometimes shiny. A natural shade with just a hint of transparency. Not everything is rosy but just adding a little shine and sparkle can make it seem better.
(yes, it’s short. I had less than 2 minutes and was writing out in longhand!)
Then it was time to switch with another attendee.
I was lucky enough to be sitting next to our very own @jana0926. I’m happy to say that she is even more delightful in person and I loved hanging out with her.
The only problem with Jana is that she didn’t really have anything too personal in her bag so instead, she handed me this.
It was a challenge but I used this wrapper to describe myself:
I can be sweet and gooey. I can be nutty. I like to see the world as a delicious treat. Sometime the treat is gone and things get a little wrinkled but the aroma lingers on.
Short and sweet can be great when writing SOCSunday but sometimes it’s better to find the perspective you can bring to your post. Feel free to try an exercise like this for today’s post. If you’re just not feeling it, dawg, that’s okay. Baby steps, right? However you choose to do your SOCSunday, I hope you enjoy!!
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
- Link up your post below.
- Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
1. Grab the button
(it’s over in the sidebar)
2. Write your post.
3. Link up here.