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Off Tangent Thoughts was originally created out of a post which I had an incredibly amazing time planning and writing and to top that off it was received with an immense amount of laughter and love by everyone in the bookish community. Following that a few bloggers insisted on writing their own thoughts based off the original post, planting a little seedling of an idea that grew up to be this meme. Off Tangent Thoughts(OTT) is a bi-monthly meme that has a basic list-based format wherein bloggers express their points in the form of a short or long list with the points under the list being merely a couple lines or even complete paragraphs. Bloggers are also free to use headings or bring in other variations- put your own spin on it if you like. After all it’s just about letting your thoughts run wild!
HOW IT WORKS
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday I will be putting up prompts based on which everyone can write their own posts. For prompts that will be released on the 1st Saturday, bloggers can write and publish their posts over the next two weeks, that is, until the 3rd Saturday from when posting for a fresh prompt will begin and continue uptil the 1st Saturday of the next month and so on. On the rare occasions when we have a 5th Saturday I will keep an open prompt where everyone can generate a topic of their own or catch up on previous OTT prompts they may have missed. Everyone is encouraged to interpret the prompt however they like and be innovative with their posts. I myself will be uploading my posts for every prompt at 12am IST each 1st and 3rd Saturday so that everyone participating can link their posts back to my post for that prompt. I am also putting up a schedule of prompts that will be regularly updated so that everyone can get a glimpse into the future prompts and plan their posts accordingly.
Thoughts You Have When You Haven’t Been Blogging/Reading For A While
Prompts will be going up on the following dates:
You can do a post about your thoughts on absolutely anything related to Halloween and creepy stuff 🙂
Thoughts You Have When You Get Spoilers
(Do you accidentally or deliberately spoil yourself or do others keep spoiling books for you? Do you love or hate spoilers? You can even base off your post on that time you got spoiled for a particular book, series, movie or television show)
Thoughts You Have When You Get Approved For An ARC
Is this the first time you got an ARC or just one that you were really looking forward to? Are we talking about e-ARCs or physical ones?
NOVEMBER 30 THE FIFTH SATURDAY
Write on whatever topic you want or go catch up on one of the previous OTT prompts you may have missed 🙂
Thoughts You Have While Reading A Book Series
This could be just the first book or the second or last. Are you binge-reading or catching up with the series after a long time? Does the series suffer from middle-book syndrome? Are you reading a long series of 5 or 8 books or just a trilogy?
Bookish Thoughts You Have At The End Of A Year
This is a free-zone, go crazy with all kinds of bookish thoughts you might have when the year ends! You can go with a sub-topic or just shoot out random thoughts under this broader topic.
Time to get planning and typing up all those posts! If you have any doubts or queries about the prompts or OTT in general, feel free to reach out to me on any of my social media platforms and of course my blog too.
Have fun, I’ll see you every first and third Saturday 🙂
JUNE 29 THE 5TH SATURDAY Freebie Saturday!
AUGUST 17 Freebie!
AUGUST 31 THE FIFTH SATURDAY Freebie Saturday!
SEPTEMBER 7 Thoughts You Have When A Book Has Too Much Description
SEPTEMBER 21 Thoughts You Have While Scrolling Through Book Twitter or Bookstagram