Musing About Things: Discussion Ideas

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Hi guys, welcome to Book Munchies’ Musing about Things: A Discussion (Post). Inspired by memes such as Should Be Reading‘s Musing Monday & Caffeinated Book Reviewer‘s Caffeinated Confessions (etc.), this is a Book Munchies discussion post, where I’ll be rambling about (mostly) book-related things and hopefully you guys will join in on the fun too (:
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So today’s topic is: Generating Discussion Ideas

I’ve noticed I’m starting to become pretty terrible at coming up with new discussion idea/topics. So I’m curious were do you guys get/come up with your ideas!

We’ve been doing Musing About Things at Book Munchies for a while. At the beginning, there were so many things I wanted to talk about like: embarrassing romance novel covers (I might do a part two because it’ll always never not make me laugh)! paper vs ebooks, use of gifs. etc. The ideas were limitless to me!

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But I seem to running out of ideas lately or at least they don’t come as easily anymore. I’m also super terrible at remembering good discussion ideas when they do come to me, which doesn’t help (I try to keep a note on my phone of potential ideas now). I have a few more kinda being fleshed out (hopefully coming to a blog (this blog) near you -> “Yay or Nay: Duology”, and “Yay or Nay: New Adult”) but after that I’m really running low.

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Thankfully, someone introduced to Feed Your Fiction and It Starts at Midnight‘s 2015 Discussion Challenge! (PS. You can still sign up! So go sign up!)

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I’m hoping checking out other blogger’s discussion post will help spark some new ideas!

Oh and one other question. Sometimes I feel like there’s not enough to my topics/ideas to really warrant a “big” discussion. Do you guys mind/like really short/quick topics? Or maybe I can combine a bunch of smaller topics into a multi-mini discussion post! Jee, just writing this post has help to generate some new ideas. Thanks guys!

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So how do you guys come up with ideas?

Are you a discussion idea machine? Or just wait for inspiration! Or do you scrounge the internet for ideas (like my game plan is with the discussion challenge!). I know there’s a whole world of awesome ideas that just needed to be tapped!

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Musing About Things: Discussion Ideas”

  1. I come up with random ideas and then I think the same things you do. Is this interesting? Will it generate any discussion? Maybe I’ll join the challenge — I do love discussion posts.
    Jen at YA Romantics

    1. That’s my fear, posting a not interesting discussion post, haha. I love yours! They’re always so well thoughtout! Definitely join the challenge! It’s been good inspiration for me, haha.

  2. I also have the same problem! o.O It’s just now that I have joined the discussion challenge, I see other discussion post topics and I hesitate copying their ideas…

    1. I think the best way to get around that is just credit the blogger! Just say, “hey I saw BLANK do this post, and thought it was really interesting, so I wanted to discuss this, too…” kinda thing (:

  3. I usually get discussion ideas from whatever I’m reading. xD Like I’ll take a tiny thing and then just expand it…like if I’m reading an MG book and not enjoying it, I do a post on “can you grow out of children’s books”. Ooooor, things in the blogosphere spark my inspiration. Like when people diss my favourite books…hehe, I wrote a whole post on is it okay to love books unconditionally. XD I find it pretty easy to think up topics, but I do run low!! If you google “book blogger discussion topics” they come up with lists and it’s super helpful!

    1. I love your discussion posts so much! I need to try to be inspired more by the stuff I’m reading! Or at least writing down my inspiration right away! Thanks for the tip, will definitely google that.

  4. I tend to have spurts of discussion post ideas. It’s strange…I’ll be dry of any ideas for months, but then one idea will spark and it seems more will follow…until I run dry again. I have no clue what initiates these spurts of ideas, but I definitely have my dry spells and it’s so frustrating!! Especially since my most popular posts are my discussion posts.

    1. Me, too! It’s kind of frustrating isn’t it, haha. Everyone loves discussion posts (: When you have the spurts, gotta write down all the ideas! I’m hoping the challenge will inspire me!

  5. I’ve had the same problem – I’ve been browsing book related stuff on pinterest for ideas which is how I came up with my Thoughtful Thursday for this week. I keep track of my ideas on Trello but just a piece of paper or some other way of jotting them down might help you not forget!

    1. I’m trying to write my idea in my memo on my phone, haha. That’s a good idea, I’ll have to check out pinterest. I was told googling “book blogger discussion topics” would help, haha.

  6. I go through stages where I feel like I have tons to say and stages where I’m stumped.and feel like I have to PULL discussion ideas painstakingly from the air. Still, I love discussing – and I’m so glad you’re joining us in the challenge!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  7. It can be really tricky, especially when you see someone has the same idea. BUT if it’s your own opinion, does it really matter that you’re posting the same sort of discussion? Surely that’s just furthering the discussion.

    I find my best discussions have been moments of sudden inspiration or are non-bookish ones. If I sit down and think of discussion ideas I generally get the same boring ones again and again 🙁

  8. For me it helps to write things down when inspiration hits. I have a notepad next to my computer and google calendar in which I list a few topics I still want to write. Beside that I often think about books and discussion topics when showering or brushing my teeth. It just helps to point my mind in that direction. Or sometimes when I realize I have an opinion or a topic or original point of view I think how I can change it into a post. I also have weeks without inspiration, though and sometimes it can be hard to think of topics, so I definitely understand it.

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