wednesday trendsday [flickr edition #1]

Written by Dan King

Christ-follower. husband. father. author of the unlikely missionary: from pew-warmer to poverty-fighter. co-author of activist faith: from him and for him. director of family ministry at st. edward's episcopal church. president of fistbump media, llc.

December 14, 2010

It’s time to throw in a little twist!

The Google Trends posts have been really great, and we’ll continue to do those. But I’d like to change up the writing inspiration a little bit from time to time, and I think it would be fun to use a photo instead of search engine trending topics this week.

I believe that using good imagery is an important part of blogging. While my thoughts on this are purely anecdotal, the use of good images seems to increase the ‘stickiness’ of a post.

What’s even more fun about this wednesday trendsday challenge is not that you’ll find a good image to go with a post that you’re already writing, but to find an interesting image and let it inspire your writing.

If you’re a blogger, then consider letting yourself be stretched a little bit. You’ll grow as a blogger. I promise.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Pick a photo from the ‘interesting’ sort of photos tagged as Creative Commons license.
  2. Write a post about the photo at your blog not to exceed 250 words (to be posted on Wednesday).
  3. Share the link to your post below using the Simply Linked widget.
  4. Leave a comment here about what you learned most from this challenge.

Even if you’re not a blogger, then check out the cool posts that others submit here. There should be some pretty interesting conversations brewing!


  1. Tom Jamieson

    new, twisted post up and running 🙂

    • @bibledude

      powerful dude… it made me slow down AS I WAS READING IT!!! dang… you rule!

  2. amber

    i loved this!!! looking for the right pic definitely mixed things up but i really liked letting that guide the post.

    • @bibledude

      yeah… definitely! it was a nice little twist on the challenge. we’ll do it again… soon!

  3. Seiji Yamashita

    I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to squeeze in time for it this week, but here I am! haha!

    • @bibledude

      dang dude…. glad you got this one in! this one showed exactly why i love your perspective on things. i’m really glad that you did it on the photo that you did! you ROCK!


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wednesday trendsday [flickr edition #1]

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