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Apr 02, 2019 16:28:00

πŸ’‘Ideapickr: Randomly pick your topic for your writing β€” entry for Maker Festival

by @chrisdeuda PATRON | 354 words | 🐣 | 132πŸ’Œ

Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

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When you've been writing and creating content consistently. You really need to ask yourself what you should write about on a daily basis. This is my always dilemma when I've started writing every day.

I’ve come up with this idea last January when I start my daily writing practice in 200wordsaday.com. As I’ve gone with my writing habit, the actual writing itself was a little bit easy as you do it every day.

πŸ€” The Problem:

The hard part is having the motivations to write when you don’t feel like writing and the other thing is what I should write about.

I'm having a hard time thinking and deciding what I should be writing about, even though I have a lot of awesome topic idea on my list. Plus, I’ve got confused about what I should be writing about. The time that spent on thinking could be spent on actually writing.

I would like it to automatically present the topics to me rather than me going through my list.

 πŸ§° The solution:

I've checked online if there are available writing prompts generator but it was too focused on writing fictions. I want something that will go through my own list and just randomly pick topics for me and I just press the next button if I didn’t like the currently selected topics.

This eliminates the manual process of going through your list.


πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’»On development:

Actually, I’ve already started working on it with actual coding but I’ve decided to pivot with β€œNo code” to test my idea early and to be able to qualify to join in Makers festival πŸ˜‰.

The Ideapickr works on your browser as well as on your mobile phone.

πŸ”Ό Voting

If you have spare time you can check out my apps on this links ideapickr.carrd.com.

Also, it was nominated in Product Hunt Makers Festival under β€˜Tiny Apps’ Category and look for Ideapickr( The one with awesome GIF) and just smash the πŸ‘‰ votes button. Here is the live like for the voting.

This means a lot to me :).

Lastly, let me know if you have any feedback and thoughts on how to improve it.

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    @chrisdeuda Upvoted! Great idea :)

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Apr 02, 2019 12:38:55
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    @chrisdeuda Hi! I'm just peeking it in, it looks good. Is the personal list something you have to construct yourself? Could be nice finding a way to generate it as well, given interests e.g.?
    Anyway, voted, good luck!

    Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Apr 02, 2019 11:05:56
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      @sarasilva Thanks! The initial list is just dummy data, but you can clear it and add your own lists of ideas. Do you prefer if there are already existing topics?

      Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | Apr 02, 2019 19:45:29
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      @chrisdeuda to me, it would help to have something especially to get started, or for your more-in-the-blank days :)

      Sara Silva avatar Sara Silva | Apr 02, 2019 14:57:02
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      @sarasilva yeah agree I think writers like to see what they could write about, rather than put topics on their own. I'm still thinking of adding more into it.

      Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ avatar Chris πŸ€”πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ | Apr 07, 2019 20:00:45
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