the madhouse

perhaps we’ll call it a “madhouse” instead of a “carnival”

An attempt at structure, each Wednesday. Please join in, and let me know if you do… free linking, plus trading stories, and a weekly escape from coming up with a post topic on your own. You know you want to; all the cool kids are doing it.

  • February 11, 2009: Freudian Slips
  • February 18, 2009: Regret
  • February 25, 2009: Not in Front of the Children
  • March 4, 2009: Forgiven
  • March 11, 2009: Generational Hand-me-downs
  • March 18, 2009: Friends
  • March 25, 2009: Summer<
  • April 1, 2009: Fools
  • April 8, 2009: Rivalry
  • April 15, 2009: Jealous
  • April 22, 2009: Teacher’s Pet
  • April 29, 2009: A Year Ago
  • May 6, 2009: Open Mouth, Insert Foot
  • May 13, 2009: Psychic
  • May 20, 2009: Normal
  • May 27, 2009: Birthday
  • June 3, 2009: Crush
  • June 10, 2009: Never Again
  • June 17, 2009: Someday
  • June 24, 2009: In the Kitchen
  • July 1, 2009: Did that really just happen?
  • July 8, 2009: Beach
  • July 15, 2009: When I Grow Up
  • July 22, 2009: Heroes and Role Models
  • July 29, 2009: Five (**Note: This is a change in topic, in case you schedule your posts in advance; I just can’t not write about my son on his birthday!)
  • August 5, 2009: Politics
  • August 12, 2009: Religion
  • August 19, 2009: Vacation
  • August 26, 2009: High School
  • September 2, 2009: Poverty
  • September 9, 2009: Naked
  • September 16, 2009: The Scariest Moment

Back for More!
After a bit-more-than-a-year’s hiatus, for many reasons and no reason at all, I have finally acknowledged just how much I enjoyed doing this, and sent out a note to see if I could dredge up any interest. Turns out, yes, people are quite willing to come play with me.

  • November 24, 2010: Thanks … or Giving (choose either, or both)
  • December 8, 2010: Holiday bonus
  • December 15, 2010: Manual Dexterity
  • December 22, 2010: Grace
  • December 29, 2010: First Memory
  • January 5, 2011: Expectations
  • January 12, 2011: Sexy
  • January 19, 2011: Ugly
  • January 26, 2011: Shoes
  • February 2, 2011: Keeping Secrets
  • February 9, 2011: Sorry
  • February 16, 2011: Family Recipes
  • February 23, 2011: Insomnia
  • March 2, 2011: Fire
  • March 9, 2011: Teachers
  • March 16, 2011: Crafts
  • March 23, 2011: Getting Caught
  • March 30, 2011: Not Enough
  • April 6, 2011: Faux Pas
  • April 13, 2011: Eye Contact
  • April 20, 2011: A Perfect Moment
  • April 27, 2011: Hidden Talents
  • May 4, 2011: Music
  • May 11, 2011: Happy
  • May 18, 2011: Shoes
  • May 25, 2011: Missed Chances
  • June 1, 2011: Winning and Losing

Please give me ideas for other topics, I’m open to anything!
I keep thinking about this statement, and I’m realizing that it’s true: I really cannot think of any topic that I simply would not write about. There are certainly things I won’t post on the blog, but these prompts are wide enough that I can always find another way to respond to a topic if necessary.

Responses

  1. Psychic! God what sort of topic is that. I’ll have to go funny!

  2. I’m actually about to post something vacation related!

  3. […] Kate’s blog carnival, with a dozen or so regular or irregular players, runs on Wednesdays. […]

  4. […] partner…blah blah blah, you all get the idea.  I’ve been thinking about my latest Madhouse prompt (yes, we have started back up, and I am so freaking grateful for the motivation to write […]

  5. […] 2, 2010 at 9:56 pm (Madhouse, Uncategorized) Yet another Madhouse post – I’m so glad Kate revived this, because I am so terrible at getting ideas for […]

  6. I’ll play….what do I do first? 😉

  7. Write about the topic, and then let me know where it is… if you have a blog, I’ll post a link to it… if not, you can just post a reply in the comments or – better yet, just readability-wise – send it to me as an email or FB message and I’ll copy-and-paste it into its own post on my blog, like a guest writer sort of thing.

    I suppose you could also go on Facebook, and write it as a note (and tag me in it). I can direct our mutual acquaintances to it… but that’s pretty limited, lots of people won’t be able to see it.

  8. I’ve written on the Holiday Bonus topic, Kate. Thanks for the prompt!

  9. I posted my holiday bonus entry. Also, my links are all wacked out for some reason. It gives me a 404 error….

  10. […] again, the Madhouse rears its head on my blog.  Check out the other contributors, and sign up with Kate if you’d […]

  11. […] the madhouse Posted by: Kate | December 29, 2010 […]

  12. […] want to write on the next Madhouse list, but am out of ideas at the moment. If we’re snowed in tomorrow, I’ll write it […]

  13. […] the madhouse Posted by: Kate | March 2, 2011 […]

  14. […] the madhouse Posted by: Kate | April 6, 2011 […]

  15. I would like to join your madhouse, is it too late??? I have so many blogging questions for you Blog Masta Kate…hope you are doing well!

    • Of course it’s not too late… just let me know when you’ve posted, and I’ll add you to the list. Very soon I’ll be trolling for new topic ideas, and who knows — I might just get all crazy and actually *gasp* post, myself!

  16. Hey there! I am trying to get myself back into a regular blogging schedule, and the Madhouse is just the kind of prompt I need to keep me honest. I even did this week’s! … a bit late, but still!

  17. Hi. I’d like to join!

  18. […] weeks and one day behind for the Madhouse – I have some serious catching up to do.  Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the […]


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