“Suggestions” Opportunity Dare

Following on from my last post – you can read it here – I had a thought, which I only thought briefly, but then “The Editor” (let’s just call her TE for brevity, I’m a lazy typist) over at The Lockwood Echo dared to type the thought I had been thinking.  I suspect this is because she has been associating for too long with the author of a certain column in the Lockwood Echo (OK, that has to be shortened to “TLE” – you know why!)   So, basicall TE from TLE stole my thought and typed it – and it was good.  (You still following?  Good!)

TE typed:

Toddlers, Cute, Mountain Biking.
As soon as I saw your post title I scrolled up to see what mine were today. I too get some wild suggestions that bear no relationship to each other or what I read. I don’t use searches, so maybe that’s why they’re so random! I like the idea they could be a secret code. We should use them as prompts, in the style of Mr Lageose’s Bonnywood 3 Word Challenge. 😉

Now, she mentioned a certain name, and a certain challenge, that some may already be familiar with.  If not, you really need to go and check it out.  Brian is wickedly witty, snarky, word-savvy, thoughtful, caring, and just plain nice – all rolled into one good blogger.  You can find the genisis of the 3 Word Challenge here

So, I thought, “Why Not?”.  (well, there is probably many reason why not, but I decided to ignore them anyway).  So here is my little “Suggestions Opportunity Dare” – yes, ….wait for it …. – it’s too long to type again so I’m just going to call it SOD (it quirks me).

SOD is easy, you just open up the WordPress Reader on the nominated day (or any day really, if you don’t like rules) and look for the “Suggestions” at the top.


So, for me, today’s second suggestions are Homeschool, Love, Robots.  I then make a post using those words, for (a hideous) example:

The Authorities have announced a crack-down on the multitude of unlicensed ‘Homeschool Repair Shops for Love Robots’ that have sprung up all over the country since the production of rubber was totally banned.

If you would like to have a go, you need to do the following simple steps:

  • check your reader for the “Suggestions”- (it helps if you DON’T have any TAGS listed for search on your sidebar in the reader, as that way you get the full random selection effect)
  • write your post, tag it as SOD (or use the full name: Suggestions Opportunity Dare).
  • add a link to your post, or a pingback to this post, in the comments below if you want to – you don’t have to, but if we can’t find your post, we can’t enjoy it!

Just because I like a little bit of structure, (and I need something to generate a regular post with at the moment) I’m going to do a SOD each Thursday, but you can choose any day the whimsy takes you.

If you’re interested, come join in and see what you can make out of SOD.

I  DARE you!

19 thoughts on ““Suggestions” Opportunity Dare

  1. The Lockwood Echo 20/09/2018 / 9:33 pm

    Me and my stupid anonymity. What a tongue-twister (typing-twister) I’ve created! Sorry Not Sorry 😉
    Well you know I’m in. It will have to wait till the Universe stops messing with my life so I can give it my full attention on a machine that I don’t have to throw coal at to work. Got a queue of priority projects! Very much looking forward to SOD it!

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    • Claudette 21/09/2018 / 7:51 pm

      :0 very much lookinf forward to your SOD it too (it’s sooo satisfying to say that) 🙂 Hope life improves very quickly.

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  2. Brian Lageose 24/09/2018 / 2:34 pm

    First, thank you for the glowingly kind words. It really brightened my day. Second, this is a splendid idea. (Despite my massive trove of unfinished stories, there are so many day when I think “I don’t want to work on ANY of that mess”. Your suggestion gives me an outlet.) Third… well, I had a third point all formed in my mind, but before finishing this comment I stupidly ventured into the kitchen and selected a nice blueberry-lemon muffin for my consumption. I slathered some butter on top of such and then plunked it in the microwave for extra goodness. Somewhere in those ten seconds whilst the machine whirred I lost track of point number three…

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    • Claudette 25/09/2018 / 6:56 pm

      Haha – it is a well know fact that microwaves fry your brain. Hope the muffin was good.
      As to the glowing words – you’re worth it! 🙂 (cheeky grin).

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  3. CJ Hartwell 27/09/2018 / 1:52 am

    This is brilliant, Claudette. I’ll give it some thought and SOD it.
    Just checked, my suggestions were “simple living, science, and humor.”

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    • Claudette 13/06/2019 / 8:49 pm

      Thanks for the shout out – I’m glad my little SOD caught your eye. Just read yours and really enjoyed it.


    • Claudette 13/06/2019 / 8:50 pm

      I very much enjoyed your SOD – thanks for taking part in the fun.


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