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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 6/16


Hello, and welcome to your Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt. Well, this will likely be the last week we’ll use our beloved 2015-2016 SoCS badge. I’ll be sorry to see it go, but I have great hopes we’ll have something new that’s just as beautiful to display on our posts this time next week! Anyway, here is your prompt:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “ex.” Find a word that includes “ex” and base your post on it. Have fun!

After you’ve written your Saturday post tomorrow, please link it here at this week’s prompt page and check to make sure it’s here in the comments so others can find it and see your awesome Stream of Consciousness post. Anyone can join in!

To make your post more visible, use the SoCS badge! Just paste it in your Saturday post so people browsing the reader will immediately know your post is stream of consciousness and/or pin it as a widget to your site to show you’re a participant. Wear it with pride!!

SoCS badge 2015

Here are the rules:

1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing, (typos can be fixed) and minimal planning on what you’re going to write.

2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop.

3. There will be a prompt every week. I will post the prompt here on my blog on Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The’,” or simply a single word to get your started.

4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours.  Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below.

5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read everyone’s! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later, or go to the previous week, by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find right below the “Like” button on my post.

6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get!

7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views.

8. Have fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

43 thoughts on “The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 6/16

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  10. Can’t do pingback. Here is the link to my post: Has anyone else had trouble with today or is that just me or my computer? I’m having the worst time with them! Anyway, Linda, when you RT’d a tweet I sent out with a Fri reminder about SoCS, somewhere in the middle of the week, some company replied to your tweet by telling me I “really” needed his material about 29 ways to blog better. I told him it wasn’t even my tweet and/or blog, for one thing and he clearly needed 29 ways to market better b/c he had struck out here. That’s when i sent you a tweet about it. I was toying with him:) Hope you didn’t take it that I seriously thought you needed to blog better. Anyways, I think this was my best SoCS yet as it more organized than the others. This is my fourth try at it so I’d like to think practice brings improvement. Can’t wait to read some others!:)) ~LC


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  15. I love the prompt this week Linda 🙂
    I can’t believe how quickly that year has gone. I thought that badge was wonderful, and will miss it too.


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  28. I have grown used to this badge and will miss it. This prompt set me on the right path. Have a great weekend, Linda.


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  30. I can’t believe where your prompt has taken me, Linda! Thank you for the inspiration!


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