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500 Blog Ideas

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Introducing Yourself

 

Introducing Yourself

1

When and where were you born?

2

Write about your name. Where did it come from? What does it mean?

3

Have you ever lived in any other place besides San Francisco? What do you remember about that place?

4

What is your favorite activity or hobby?

5

What is something that you do well? (For example, making crafts, baking cookings, playing the guitar, applying make up, etc.). Describe the process so that someone else can learn from your expertise and your experience.

6

Describe a significant person (teacher, neighbor, mentor, coach, parent, sibling, sweetheart) with as many physical details as possible and as many similes as possible. (E.g., "Her hair was as golden as straw).

7

Who do you spend the most time talking to? Siblings, parents, friends? What do you talk about?

8

What is your favorite place? Describe it.

9

Describe a typical day.

10

What do you usually eat for breakfast? Lunch? Dinner?

11

What is your favorite subject? Why?

12

Has your family ever moved? Write about it.

13

What is your favorite food?

14

What do your parents do for work?

15

What do you want to do when you grow up?

16

What are you most proud of?

17

Where is the most fascinating place you’ve visited?

18

Write about your ethnic identity. (What country did your parents or grandparents come from?)

19

What language do you speak at home? What language do you speak with your friends?

20

What is your favorite holiday? Why?

21

What is your favorite TV show?  What do you like about it?

22

What is your favorite thing to do at recess (lunch break) on a nice day?

23

Write about the most important thing in your life.

24

Write about a goal you accomplished recently. How did you feel when you finished it?

 

Memories

 

Memories

25

What is the very first memory that you have?

26

Write about your favorite holiday memory.

27

Write about an experience that you will never forget.

28

Write about a time when you were afraid.

29

Write about a time that you felt embarrassed or humiliated.

30

Write about your early school memories.

31

Who was your favorite teacher in elementary school?

32

Write about your most memorable birthday

33

What is one thing about 7th grade that you will never forget?

34

Describe the friends that you had in elementary school.

35

Describe a trip that you took.

36

Write about the best vacation you ever took.

37

Have you ever spent the night at someone else's house? What was it like?

38

Write about your worst family vacation memory.

39

Write about your best family vacation memory.

40

Write about a time when someone helped you.  How did you feel afterward?

41

Have you ever lost (or found) something valuable?

42

There is a saying that you should be careful that you wish for, because you just might get it. Describe a time when you wished for something and got it—and then wished you hadn't.

43

Write about a time when you broke a rule. What happened as a result?

44

Write about the biggest mistake you made this week. Now write about the best think you did this week.

45

What was your most precious childhood possession?

46

What were your favorite childhood shows and characters?

47

What were your favorite picture books when you were little?

48

What things did you create when you were a child?

49

What places do you remember fondly from childhood?

50

Have you ever felt embarrassed by things you used to like?

51

Do you wish you could return to moments from your past?

52

Was there a toy you wanted as a child but never got?

53

What objects tell the story of your life?

54

What are your best sleepover memories?

55

What's the best gift you've ever given or received?

56

What's the most memorable thing you ever got in the mail?

57

What nicknames have you ever gotten or given?

58

Did you ever get in trouble for being too truthful? What happened?

59

Describe a valuable lesson you learned from one of your parents.

 

Coming of Age

 

Coming of Age

60

What is the hardest thing about growing up?

61

What is the best part about growing up?

62

What have you learned growing up?

63

What personal achievements make you proud?

64

What are some recent moments of happiness in your life?

65

What are you grateful for?

66

What rites of passage have you participated in?

67

What advice would you give younger kids about elementary or middle school?

68

What can older people learn from your generation?

69

What do older generations misunderstand about yours?

 

Family

 

Family

70

Who is your family?

71

What is your favorite family story?

72

Write about your mom. What would you want people to know?

73

Write about your dad. What would you want people to know?

74

Do you have any brothers or sisters? Write about them.

75

Write about your grandparents.

76

Write about your aunts.

77

Write about your uncles.

78

Write about your cousins.

79

Write about something your parents always tell you.

80

What have you and your family accomplished together?

81

What events have brought you closer to your family?

82

What's your role in your family?

83

Have you ever changed a family member's mind?

84

How do you define "family"?

85

What are your family stories of sacrifice?

86

What possessions does your family treasure?

87

What hobbies have been passed down in your family?

88

How much do you know about your family's history?

89

Are there any funny stories that your family as passed down through the generations?

90

Did your parents have a life before they had kids?

91

How close are your to your parents?

92

How are you and your parents alike and different?

93

Do your parents support your learning?

94

What have your parents taught you about money?

95

Do you expect your parents to give you money?

96

How permissive are your parents?

97

Do you have "helicopter parents"?

98

How do your parents teach you to behave?

99

How do you make parenting difficult for your parents?

100

Do you talk about report cards with your parents?

101

Would you mind if your parents blogged about you?

102

How well do you get along with your siblings?

103

How well do you know your parents?

104

What role do pets play in your family?

105

What is your racial and ethnic identity?

106

How do you feel about your last name?

107

What's the story behind your name?

108

What are your favorite names?

 

Pets

 

Pets

109

Do you have any pets? Write about them.

110

Does your pet ever act in a very human way? Write about it.

 

Home and Community

 

Home and Community

111

Describe your house.

112

What is your bedroom like?

113

What are the most attractive things about your neighborhood? What are the most unattractive things?

114

Would you most want to live in a city, a suburb, or the country?

115

How much does your neighborhood define who you are?

116

What's special about your hometown?

117

What would you name your neighborhood?

118

What local problems do you think your mayor should try to solve?

119

Do you know your way around San Francisco?

120

Have you ever interacted with the police?

121

How often do you interact with people of another race or ethnicity?

122

What is your favorite place?

123

How much time do you spend in nature?

124

What small things have you seen and taken note of today?

125

What would your dream home be like?

126

What is your favorite place in your house?

127

How important is keeping a clean house?

128

Is your bedroom a nightmare?

129

Do you plan on saving any of your belongings for the future?

130

With your home in danger, what would would you try to save?

131

What would you put in your emergence "Go-Bag"?

132

How would you like to help in our community?

 

Personality

 

Personality

133

How would your best friend describe you?

134

What is your favorite thing about yourself?

135

Would you rather hang out by yourself after school or with friends? Why?

136

Are you a leader or a follower? Why do you think that is?

137

What is your personal credo? (What beliefs guide your actions?)

138

Write about an object that represents you.

139

What motivates you?

140

What makes you happy?

141

What are you good at?

142

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? What are some of the things that have shaped your personality?

143

Would you rather jump out of a plane or go scuba diving?  Why?

144

How much self-control do you have?

145

How good are you at waiting for what you really want?

146

What role does procrastination play in your life?

147

When in your life have you been a leader?

148

How well do you perform under pressure?

149

How well do you take criticism?

150

Are you hard or easy on yourself?

151

Do you have a hard time making decisions?

152

How good at you at time management?

153

How productive and organized are you?

154

How competitive are you?

155

Do you perform better when you're competing or when you're collaborating?

156

Do you take more risks when you are around your friends?

157

Do you unknowingly submit to peer pressure?

158

How much of a daredevil are you?

159

What pranks, jokes, hoaxes, or tricks have you ever fallen for or perpetrated?

160

How do you react when provoked?

161

How often do you cry?

162

Do you think you're brave?

163

What are you afraid of?

164

What are your fears and phobias?

165

What are your personal superstitions?

166

Do you like being alone?

167

How impulsive are you?

168

Are you a novelty-seeker?

169

What annoys you?

170

Do you apologize too much?

171

Do you have good manners?

172

Are you a saver or a tosser?

173

Are you more introvert or extrovert?

174

Are you popular, quirky, or conformist?

175

Are you a nerd or a geek?

176

Imagine that in your "next life" you're going to come back as an animal. What animal would you be?

177

What assumptions do people make about you?

 

Overcoming Adversity

 

Overcoming Adversity

178

What do you struggle with the most? Write about it.

179

What challenges have you overcome?

180

Describe an achievement which made you feel proud.

181

What do you do when you encounter obstacles to success?

182

What are your secret survival strategies?

183

Earnest Hemingway said to "write hard and clear about what hurts." Write about something that hurts, whether it's an emotional or a physical pain.

184

What do you think about when you can't sleep?

185

How do you find peace in your life?

186

How have you handled being the "new kid"?

187

Do you ever feel overlooked and under-appreciated?

188

How stressed are you?

189

How do you relieve stress?

190

Does stress affect your ability to make good decisions?

191

What challenges have you set for yourself?

192

How often do you leave your "comfort zone"?

193

What did you once hate but now like?

194

Does your life leave you enough time to relax?

195

Do you set rules for yourself about how you use your time?

196

Is "doing nothing" a good use of your time?

197

What's cluttering up your life?

198

What work went into reaching your most difficult goals?

199

When have you ever failed at something? What happened as a result?

200

When have you ever succeeded when you thought you might fail?

201

What life lessons have adversity taught you?

202

What's the most challenging assignment you've ever had?

203

What kind of feedback helps you improve?

204

Is trying too hard to be happy making you sad?

205

Do adults who are "only trying to help" sometimes make things worse?

206

What are five everyday problems that bother you, and what can you do about them?

 

Gender and Sexuality

 

Gender and Sexuality

207

How do male and female roles differ in your family?

208

Do parents have different hopes and standards for their sons than for their daughters?

209

Is there too much pressure on girls to have "perfect" bodies?

210

How much pressure do boys face to have the perfect body?

211

What experiences have you had with gender bias in school?

212

What have been your experiences with catcalling or other kinds of street harassment?

213

Do you consider yourself a feminist?

 

Morality and Religion

 

Morality and Religion

214

How do you help?

215

What ethical dilemmas have you faced?

216

Would you help an injured stranger?

217

When is the last time you did something nice for a stranger?

218

Have you ever "paid it forward"?

219

How much do you gossip?

220

How comfortable are you with lying?

221

Have you ever taken something you weren't supposed to?

222

What could you live without?

223

Do you ever feel guilty about what, or how much, you throw away?

224

Do you ever eavesdrop?

225

How important is your spiritual life?

226

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason?

227

Can you be good without god?

228

Are you less religious than your parents?

229

Can you pass a basic religion test?

230

What can you learn from other religions?

 

Role Models

 

Role Models

231

Who is your role model?

232

Who are your heroes?

233

Write about someone who inspires you.

234

What's the best advice you've gotten?

235

What advice do you have for someone who is younger than you?

236

Who outside your family has made a difference in your life?

237

If you had your own talk show, whom would you want to interview?

238

To whom, or what, would you like to write a thank-you note?

239

What leader would you invite to speak at your school?

240

What six people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner?

 

Technology and Video Games

 

Technology and Video Games

241

Are you distracted by technology?

242

Do you always have your phone or tablet at your side?

243

What tech tools play the biggest role in your life?

244

What new technologies or tech toys are you most excited about?

245

Do apps help you or just waste your time?

246

Do you spend too much time on smart phones playing "stupid games"?

247

When do you choose making a phone call over sending a text?

248

Do you know how to code? Would you like to learn?

249

Whom would you share your passwords with?

250

When should you feel guilty for killing zombies?

251

Who are your opponents in online gaming?

252

Do you like watching other people play video games?

 

The Internet

 

The Internet

253

How careful are you online?

254

Do you ever seek advice on the internet?

255

How do you know if what you read online is true?

256

How much do you trust online reviews?

257

How do you use Wikipedia?

258

What are your favorite viral videos?

259

What would you teach the world in an online video?

260

What are your experiences with internet-based urban legends?

261

What story does your personal data tell?

262

Do you worry about the lack of anonymity in the digital age?

263

Do you wish you had more privacy online?

264

Have you ever been scammed?

 

Social Media

 

Social Media

265

How do you use Facebook?

266

What is your Facebook persona?

267

What memorable experiences have you had on Facebook?

268

Would you consider deleting your Facebook account?

269

Do you have "Instagram envy"?

270

Do you use Twitter?

271

Why do you share photos?

272

How do you archive your life?

273

Have you ever posted, emailed, or texted something you wish you could take back?

274

Have you ever sent an odd message because of auto-correct?

275

Would you want your photo or video to go viral?

276

Do you worry colleges or employers might read your social media posts someday?

 

Music

 

Music

277

What are you listening to?

278

Write about the lyrics to your favorite song. What do you like about these lyrics? How do they make you feel?

279

Who in your life introduces you to new music?

280

How much is your taste in music based on what your friends like?

281

What music inspires you?

282

How closely do you listen to lyrics?

283

Which pop music stars fascinate you?

284

Who is your favorite pop diva?

285

What's your karaoke song?

 

Movies, Theater, and Television

 

Movies, Theater, and Television

286

What were the best movies you saw in the past year?

287

What movies do you watch, or reference, over and over?

288

What movies, shows, or books do you wish had sequels, spin-offs, or new episodes?

289

Do you like horror movies?

290

Who are your favorite movie stars?

291

Would you pay extra for a 3-D movie?

292

What is your favorite comedy?

293

What are the best live theatrical performances you've ever seen?

294

Have you ever stumbled upon a cool public performance?

295

What role does television play in your life and the life of your family?

296

What television shows have mattered to you?

297

Do your television viewing habits include "binge-watching"?

298

How often do you watch a television show when it originally airs?

299

What old television shows would you bring back?

300

Why do we like reality shows so much?

301

What ideas do you have for a reality show?

302

What are your favorite commercials?

303

Write about a movie that you really liked. Why did you like it?

304

How much are you influence by advertising?

 

Reading, Writing, and Fine Arts

 

Reading, Writing, and Fine Arts

305

Read any good books lately?

306

Do you read for pleasure?

307

What are your favorite books and authors?

308

What are the best things you've read, watched, heard, or played this year?

309

Do you prefer to read books that are parts of series or stand-alone books?  Why?

310

What are your favorite novels?

311

What did you read over the summer?

312

What memorable poetry have you ever read or heard?

313

What are your favorite cartoons?

314

What magazines do you read, and how do you read them?

315

Do you enjoy reading tabloid gossip?

316

When have you seen yourself and your life reflected in a book or other media?

317

Do you read E-books?

318

Would you trade your paper books for digital versions?

319

To what writer would you award a prize?

320

Why do you write?

321

Have you ever kept a diary or a journal (other than this blog)?

322

Do you want to write a book?

323

When do you write by hand?

324

Do you write in cursive?

325

Do you write in your books?

326

What's the coolest thing you've ever seen in a museum?

327

What are the most memorable works of visual art you have seen?

328

What are your favorite works of art?

 

Language and Speech

 

Language and Speech

329

What are your favorite and least favorite words?

330

What words or phrases do you think are overused?

331

How much slang do you use? What are your favorite (printable) words?

332

How much do you curse? Why?

333

Why do so many people say "like" and "totally" all the time?

334

How good is your grammar?

335

What new emoticons does the world need?

336

How much information is "too much information"?

337

When did you last have a great conversation?

338

Do you speak a second, or third, language?

339

When do you remember learning a new word?

 

School and Teachers

 

School and Teachers

340

Do you like school?

341

What are you really learning at school?

342

What are you looking forward to, or dreading, this school year?

343

Would you want to be home-schooled?

344

Would you like to take a class online?

345

Would you rather attend a public or a private high school?

346

How would you grade your school?

347

What can other schools learn—and copy—from your school?

348

Is your schooldays too short?

349

What do you hope to get out of high school?

350

Do you have too much homework?

351

Does your homework help you learn?

352

What is your best subject?

353

What memorable experiences have you had in learning science or math?

354

Are you afraid of math?

355

Do we need a new way to teach math?

356

What are the best ways to learn about history?

357

How would you do on a civics test?

358

How important is Arts education?

359

What is your most memorable writing assignment?

360

What would you like to have memorized?

361

Does your school value students' digital skills?

362

What was your favorite field trip?

363

Do you participate in class?

364

What are your best tips for studying?

365

Do you use study guides?

366

Is everything you've been taught about study habits wrong?

367

How well do you think standardized tests measure your abilities?

368

Do you have a tutor?

369

Are your grades inflated?

370

When has a teacher inspired you?

371

What teacher do you appreciate?

372

What teacher would you like to thank?

373

What do you wish your teachers knew about you?

374

Do your test scores reflect how good your teachers are?

375

Write about a rule at school or at home that you don’t like.  How would you replace it?

376

Do you teachers use technology well?

 

School Social Environment

 

School Social Environment

377

What role do school clubs and teams play in your life?

378

Who has the power in school social life?

379

How big a problem is bullying or bullying in your school or community?

380

Does your school seem integrated?

381

What's the racial makeup of your school?

382

Do you ever "mix it up" and socialize with different people at school?

383

Can students at your school talk openly about their mental health issues?

384

Do you know people who cheat on tests?

385

How does your school deal with students who misbehave?

386

How much does your life in school intersect with your life outside school?

 

High School, College, and Career

 

High School, College, and Career

387

Where do you want to go to high school?

388

Where do you want to go to college?

389

Is college overrated?

390

What makes a graduation ceremony memorable?

391

How do you feel about proms?

392

What are your longtime interests or passions?

393

Do you have life calling?

394

What do you want to do with your life?

395

Do you think that you will have a career that you love?

396

What would you do with a gap year? (A gap year is year-long break from school between high school and college).

397

What investment are you willing to make to get your dream job?

398

Would you consider a nontraditional occupation?

398

Would you want to be a teacher?

399

What hidden talents might you have/

400

What do you hope to be doing the year after you graduate from college?

401

Would you rather work from home or in an office?

402

Do you want to have kids? Why or why not?

403

What career or technical classes do you wish your school offered?

404

What "back to the land" skills do you have, or wish you had?

405

What have you made yourself?

406

What would you create if you had funding?

407

How did you start doing something you love?

408

Did you ever take a break from doing something you love?

409

What have you done to earn money?

410

Do you have a job?

411

Would you quit if your values did not match your employer's?

412

What are your attitudes toward money?

413

can money buy you happiness?

414

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

415

What do you imagine your life will be like 20 years from now?

416

What do you want to be doing when you're 80?

417

Do you want to live to 100?

418

What do you want your obituary to say?

 

Dating and Friendship

 

Dating and Friendship

419

What does love mean to you?

420

Have you ever been in love?

421

What are the most meaningful relationships in your life?

422

What are your beliefs about marriage?

423

Are you allowed to date?

424

Is dating a thing of the past?

425

Do you have a best friend?

426

How do you feel about introducing friends from different parts of your life?

427

How should you handle the end of a friendship?

428

How often do you have "deep discussions"?

 

Sports, Exercise, and Games

 

Sports, Exercise, and Games

429

Do you like to exercise?

430

How has exercise changed your health, your body, or your life?

431

Why do you play sports?

432

What is the most memorable sporting event you've ever watched or played in?

433

What's the most impressive sports moment you've seen?

434

What sports teams most disappointed you?

435

What sports teams do you root for?

436

Does being a fan help define who you are?

437

How far would you go to express loyalty to your favorite teams?

438

What fan memorabilia would you pay big bucks for?

439

What rules would you like to see changed in your favorite sports?

440

What game would you like to redesign?

441

What are your favorite games?

 

Travel

 

Travel

442

Where in the world would you travel if you could?

443

Write about a place that you would like to visit.

444

What is your fantasy vacation?

445

What would your fantasy road trip be like?

446

What crazy adventure would you want to take?

447

How has travel affect you?

448

What famous landmarks have you visited?

449

What's the coolest thing you've ever seen in nature?

450

What are the best souvenirs you've ever collected while traveling?

451

Would you like to live in another country?

452

Would you want to be a space tourist?

 

Looks, Fashion, and Health

 

Looks, Fashion, and Health

453

What does your hairstyle say about you?

454

How far would you go for fashion?

455

What are the hot fashion trends at your school right now?

456

What current fashion in clothing do you particularly like or dislike? Why?

457

Do you have signature clothing item?

458

Has anyone ever said that you look like someone famous?

459

Would you ever consider getting a tattoo?

460

What are your opinions on cosmetic surgery?

461

Do Photoshopped images make you feel bad about your own looks?

462

What are your sleep habits?

463

How much of priority do you make sleep?

464

Do you get enough sleep?

465

What health tips have worked for you?

 

Shopping

 

Shopping

466

What's your favorite store? Why?

467

To what company would you write a letter of complaint or admiration?

468

To what business would you like to give advice?

469

How would you make over your mall?

470

Do you shop at locally owned businesses?

471

What are the best things you've acquired secondhand?

 

Food and Eating

 

Food and Eating

472

Who cooks in your family?

473

What are the most memorable meals you've ever had?

474

What's your favorite holiday food memory?

475

What's your comfort food?

476

What are your favorite junk foods?

477

What food would you like to judge in a taste-off?

478

Do you prefer your tacos "authentic" or "appropriated"?

479

Do you pay attention to nutrition labels on your food?

480

How concerned are you about where your food comes from?

481

Are your eating habits healthy?

482

What are your "food rules"?

483

Do you eat too quickly?

484

What do you eat during the school day?

485

Do you eat cafeteria food?

486

How much food does your family waste?

487

What messages about food and eating have you learned from your family?

488

What's your favorite restaurant?

489

What restaurant would you most like to review?

490

Do you cook?

491

Could you ever be a vegetarian?  Why or why not?

492

What would you most like to learn to cook or bake?

 

Holidays, Seasons, Weather, and Weekends

 

Holidays, Seasons, Weather, and Weekends

493

How can people make the most of long holiday weekends?

494

What's your Sunday routine?

495

How do you typically celebrate your birthday?

496

What's on your fall fashion shopping list?

497

Will you be wearing a Halloween costume this year?

498

Do you like scary movies and books?

499

Do you believe in ghosts?

500

What are your Thanksgiving traditions?

501

What are your tips for enjoying the holiday season?

502

How will you spend the next holiday break?

503

Do you make New Year's resolutions?

504

How do you fight the winter blues?

505

What are your experiences with severe weather?

506

How do you feel about Valentine's Day?

507

How do you celebrate spring?

508

What would your fantasy spring break be like?

509

How careful are you in the sun?

510

What are you looking forward to next summer?

511

What would your ideal summer camp be like?

512

What are your favorite summer hangouts?

513

What's your favorite summer food?

514

What is your favorite summer movie?

515

Have you ever had a summer job?

516

Do you choose summer activities to look good on applications?

517

What are the best things you did last summer?

518

How do you prepare to go back to school?

 

Beliefs, Politics, and Current Events

 

Beliefs, Politics, and Current Events

519

Write about three values that are important to you or your family.

520

How would you like to help our world?

521

What cause would get you into the streets?

522

What would you risk your life for?

523

When have you spoken out about something you felt had to change?

524

What would you invent to make the world a better place?

525

How do you feel about zoos?

526

Do you trust your government?

527

Do you know your first amendment rights?

528

Do you worry about terrorism?

529

Do you believe in intelligent alien life?

530

Given unlimited resources, what scientific or medical problem would you investigate?

531

What would you do if your were president?

532

Would you vote this year if you could?

533

Do you consider yourself a Republican, Democrat, or Independent?

534

What even in the past do you wish you could have witnessed?

535

What are the most important changes, in your life and in the world, in the last decade?

536

What news stories are you following?

537

How do you get your news?

538

Why should we care about events in other parts of the world?

539

What questions do you have about how the world works?

540

What big questions do you have?

 

If Only . . .

 

If Only . . .

541

What would you do if you won the lottery?

542

What superpower do you wish you had?

543

What era do you wish you had lived in?

544

Who would be the ideal celebrity neighbor?

545

What is on your bucket list? (Bucket list = a list of things that you want to do before you die).

546

Would you want to be a tween or teen star?

547

If you could throw a party for all your friends, what would it be like?  Where would you hold it?  What would you do?  Who would come?

548

If you could end any one problem in the world, what would it be?  Why?

549

Would you want to grow up in the public eye?

550

What kind of robot would you want?

551

What would you outsource if you could?

552

What would you like to learn on your own?

553

You have a chance to go back and completely re-do an event in your life. What is it, and would you change it? What would be the outcome?

554

Think of a person from you past who really deserved a good scolding (but perhaps they never got one). What did they do?

555

What would you wait in line for?