Thumbtacks

During the last LBO theme decision meeting, I admit I got a little bored with the discussion back and forth about the selection of topics being bandied about, so I did what the ADHD kids are all doing these days during boring meetings.

I checked out my Facebook wall.

The first update that caught my eye was from the novelist and essayist, Jane Devin. She wrote “I think some bloggers could write about thumbtacks and their ‘community’ will be pleased.”

I immediately had a crazy idea for which I got laughed at. Fortunately, everyone was getting really tired and Jersey Shore was about to come on so they were all ready to end the meeting. “Fine,” they said, “do your crazy idea.” A ringing endorsement!

Here is the theme: thumbtacks

I’m betting we have a community that can take a theme as banal as thumbtacks and come up with a collection of blog posts that are witty, entertaining and pretty darn exciting to read. Heck, we may even learn a thing or two about thumbtacks. I’m dang sure we’ll see some confessions for which the statute of limitations has long expired.

And to sweeten the pot just a little (and ease my guilty conscience for stealing her idea) for every #letsblogoff post published on Tuesday, Sept 13, my corporation will donate $10 to Jane’s Kickstarter fund. (Feel free to make your own donation… and buy her book Elephant Girl. It is amazing.)

So there it is, folks: thumbtacks. No additional prompts, no questions, no more clues. Run with it however you wish! (carefully, though.. those pointy ends are pretty sharp and we’re not going to be responsible for any accidental impaling or goring, ok?)

Publish on your blog anytime on Tuesday, September 13th and send a tweet to @letsblogoff or fill out the form here if it is your first contribution so we can pick it up and add you to the list of participating bloggers. Be sure to visit all the other bloggers to see how they tackled the theme. Retweets and comments are always appreciated. Remember to use the #LetsBlogOff hash tag in your Tweets.

If you want to place the badge on your post, just copy/paste the HTML code below:

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If you want the table of bloggers to build automatically for this #letsblogoff, copy/paste the JavaScript below at the end of your post.

<script src=http://letsblogoff.com/tables/572.js></script>
This changes with each theme, so be sure you paste it only within the current theme blog post.

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