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I'm stuck for ideas - what should I write about?

There are two ways to use the questions on this page: pick a single question and answer it in detail as the basis for a blog entry or answer some (or all) of them briefly in a single entry. We thought the former would be more common; to our surprise the latter seem much more popular.


  • What question would you add to this list for future readers?

April 2005

  • What would have on your headstone?
  • What's your dream car?
  • Is pornography morally wrong?
  • Write the opening line of a wonderful novel
  • What's the best music video ever?

March 2005

  • If you had a big win in the lottery, how long would you wait to tell people?
  • Do you carry a donor card? Why (or why not)?
  • Where would you like to retire?
  • What is something you wish you were better at doing?
  • What colour do you prefer your pens to write?
  • Are babies cute?
  • Do you subscribe to a magazine? If so, what?
  • What's your favorite shape?
  • What was the last thing you used a microwave for?
  • What book are you reading?
  • Do you like rollercoasters?
  • Which came first - the chicken or the egg?
  • Cite a song lyric that means something to you
  • What's the best photo you've ever taken?

February 2005

  • Write a new couch gag for the opening credits of The Simpsons
  • Tell me a knock-knock joke
  • Describe yourself in five words
  • Who should play James Bond now that the role is vacant?
  • Write a haiku (3 lines, 5-7-5 syllables)

January 2005

  • What comic book (or cartoon) character would you be? Why?
  • What's the oldest thing you own?
  • What's your favourite word?
  • What word(s) do you hate?
  • Name something you used to like but no longer do. What changed your view?
  • To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

December 2004

  • Who would you have liked to be?
  • What historical figure(s) do you most despise?
  • What natural gift would you most like to possess?
  • Do you keep friends once you've made them?
  • What's the best advice you've ever received? From whom?
  • Which reality TV show would you be most suited for?
  • How would you like to die?
  • What is your motto? Why?
  • Why do you blog?
  • Name one web site you'd recommend to others
  • Name one Warwick Blog you read

November 2004

  • What's the strangest thing you've brought with you to university?
  • Would you renationalise the railways? Why (or why not)?
  • Whose thoughts would you most like to read?
  • What have you lost that you'd most like to retrieve?
  • What's your favourite red thing?
  • If you had the power, what laws would you make, or change, or repeal?
  • What are some things that make you nervous?
  • What's the best tasting food you've ever eaten?
  • What's your favourite boy's name? Girl's name?
  • Why did you choose the course you're studying?
  • What's on the walls in your room? Why?
  • Name a CD you own that's a guilty pleasure (one you adore, but pretend not to for fear of irreversible negative social consequences). Why do you like it?
  • What item belonging to your friends would you most like to own yourself?
  • Where will you be in five years' time?
  • What one thing would you most like to accomplish with your life?
  • What's your favourite scary movie?
  • Who's funnier: Jim Carrey or Bill Murray?
  • Have you ever been in a school play? Was it good? Were you good?
  • What's the furthest place you've ever travelled to?
  • Have you ever won a trophy? What for?
  • Name a book you'd recommend to a friend. Why?
  • What's your favourite cartoon? Why?
  • Which animal do you most resemble in appearance and habit?
  • What mesmerises you?
  • Which other universities did you apply to? Why did you choose Warwick?
  • Name something about yourself that people don't expect
  • What's your favourite place on campus? Why?
  • If you won £5 million, how would you spend it?
  • If you could invent a piece of technology that would improve your academic life, what would it be and why?
  • What everyday item is the most well-designed? (Fit for purpose and aesthetically pleasing.)
  • What's your favourite time of day? Why?
  • Describe what you consider to be the most beautiful view in the world
  • What are your strengths?
  • What is your favourite artwork on campus?
  • Which issue would make you want to become a politician?
  • Which union society would you make every other student join?
  • Where is best to live: Leamington, Coventry, Kenilworth or on campus?
  • Which book has helped you most with your work?
  • What is the best thing you have done in a seminar?
  • What is the best moment you have had in a lecture?
  • What would convince you to choose a specific career?
  • Which module would you make compulsory?
  • What was your biggest mistake in your first year?
  • List your top revision tips