Monday, August 4, 2014

Here's An Idea!: The Shopping List (#atozchallenge)

Found shopping list
Found shopping list (Photo credit: vidalia_11)
      In my June offering of Here's An Idea! I discussed the A to Z theme of using lists of favorites in the April Challenge.    Another blogger offered a tongue in cheek idea that actually sounds kind of like an interesting concept.   Here's what she had to say in her comment to my post:

Of course I am unsure of what to write many times.
I do like going through lists but don't make any except shopping lists.
But after the challenge I have started appreciating lists. Might even do a few.

       Sometimes what seems like an almost silly comment or just a passing thought can turn into a darn good idea.  I like this one!   Why not use a shopping list as a prompt for the A to Z Challenge?

        There are tons of possibilities with this idea.  You can start with a shopping list and apply your daily letters to anything from recipes to food histories.  Get creative with your presentation in the shopping list format and then run wild with it.

       You don't have to limit this idea to food either.  You can make up Christmas lists, Back to School shopping lists, or any other list that has to do with shopping themes.

        Our readers come up with the neatest ideas that really get my brain gears cranking.  How about you?  Do you read through the comments of the posts to see what other readers have to offer?   Let us know your ideas as well.   I'm sure there are some "list" ideas that you can think of.


Philip Verghese 'Ariel' said...

Hi Arlee,
Nice to be here again after a bit gap. This is indeed a good idea to implement in our upcoming challenge!
Yes, i do check my comment columns regularly to get some new thoughts.
Nice to know that you brought out an informative piece on Kaur's comment.
Have a good day

Birgit said...

I love lists and that is how I started my A to Z and went with Film actors. I may do this again as many loved it but I also thought of taking one's favourite film and making an A to Z list just on that one film:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

How about a list of movies I want to see next year? Yes, I really could fill the alphabet with that...

Michelle Wallace said...

Lists of favourites?

"Sometimes what seems like an almost silly comment or just a passing thought can turn into a darn good idea. I like this one!"
I like it too!

Now this has stirred my creative juices... got me thinking...
I wonder...?

Jo said...

I make all kinds of lists so I will really have to look at this idea.

Arlee Bird said...

Other bloggers can come up with great ideas for us when we're stuck for one.

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Arlee Bird said...

Great idea on using one film! You could run with that concept for years to come.

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Arlee Bird said...

That could certainly work and not just for movies either.

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Arlee Bird said...

I've done many lists of favorites on my blogs and have seen others do this as well. It can be a very good approach when done well.

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Arlee Bird said...

It's a fun way to tell more about oneself and get others to chime in with their own ideas. Many a blog fest has taken this route with great success.

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