What do you turn to when you feel mundane? How do you lift your spirits when the work stresses you out? How do you get inspired when you feel passionless? What motivates you to strive for perfection?

Everyone has their source of inspiration and if we share it with each other than each of us can benefit from other helpful resources to add stimulus to our work and boost our imagination.

That’s why I’ve decided to host a group project on InspirationBit and turn it into an actual Oasis of Inspiration. The rules are very simple:

  1. Write a post on your blog and share with us how you get inspired. There are no topic restrictions. You can write about your biggest source of inspiration for anything you want to, be it for:
    • blogging
    • web&graphic design/programming
    • photography
    • life&work
  2. Contact me with your name, email and a permalink to your post. If you don’t have your own blog, you can always write a guest post on my blog, or simply send me your thoughts by contacting me in person.
  3. Once I collect the links from all participants and publish them on my blog, you can write another post and link to either all or your favourite sources of inspiration suggested by other bloggers.

The deadline is Thursday, May 24th, 2007

I will send you a confirmation email once I get your entry and will publish the complete list with links to all your posts on Saturday, May 26, 2007.

I will publish my own source of inspiration later this week. I look forward to your participation and getting charged by your inspiration sources.

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27 Insightful Bits in response to “Group Project: Source Of Inspiration”

  1. Wow! Let me think for sometime and come up with a good post :)

  2. It sounds good, I’m sure we’ll have some great articles to read. You can count me in.

  3. Vivien,

    Great project. I look forward to participating as well. Expect my entry later in the week though :)

    BTW,

    Is there a one post per blogger limit?

  4. Vivien

    Thank you all. I look forward to getting your entries. Ronald, you can write to your Heart’s content. The only requirement I have is the quality content :-)

  5. If you don’t have your own blog, you can always write a guest post on my blog, or simply send me your thoughts by contacting me in person.

    That’s a wonderful addition to this project, Vivien. Cool, very cool!

  6. Hi Vivien – found you thru Simmone and would love to try and write something… :) nice blog btw..

  7. Vivien

    Hi pearl. Welcome to my blog. I look forward to your entry. I’m thrilled to have another participant in this group project and another reader of this blog.

  8. Hi Vivien,

    I’ll try to get some time for this one.

    Keep up the great blogging!

    David

  9. Vivien

    Thanks, David. I eagerly look forward to your entry!

  10. I’ve posted “about” your contest today (with a rant about memes) and will add my post tomorrow. I wanted to give folks the opportunity to know about it today in case they had the inspiration to write (lol). Thanks for doing this. It’s a wonderful idea. I found you through Rory at Hamelife.

  11. Vivien

    Thank you very much, This Eclectic Life. What an interesting title you chose for your blog, and the design suits it as well.
    Look forward to your inspiration source(s).

  12. Hi Vivien,

    I’ve just published a short article for you over on my website.

    My name above is hyperlinked to the post address.

    Bye for now.

  13. Vivien

    Thanks so much, David. I really appreciate your participation and project promotion. Enjoy your holidays in Ireland :-)

  14. I sent an email, but here is a comment with a link to my post. I read about the project at This Eclectic Life and participate. Great questions to think about and answer.

  15. Vivien

    Hi Jenny. Thank you very much for your entry. For some reason, I didn’t get your email, but I did read and commented to your post. It is my pleasure to include your sources of inspiration to the final list of entries.

  16. I thought I posted to you but it did not appear. I cannot read what info you want me to fill in to enter my essay. I have it on my site. I would like to know how to get the graphic for it to post that I am participating. Please email me what the 4 thigns say on the left and I will be able to fill in too. Thanks!

  17. Vivien

    Paulie, I just sent you an email. Let me know if you didn’t get it.

  18. I got it — thanks! I already replied to you in email. I look forward to reading all the essays.

    Paulie

  19. Hey plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz extend the dead line :(

    I want to participate

  20. Vivien

    DJ Flush, there is still time left to participate. The deadline is May 24th 11:59pm PST
    Since I live in Vancouver, I’ll stop accepting submissions at midnight Pacific Time.
    So you have almost 18 more hours to participate. Get cracking :-)

    Oh, I just saw that you already posted your source of inspiration – good job. Of course you made it to the finals :-)

  21. Which Vancouver do you come from? Washington or Canada? I am in the WA Vancouver! Just wondered. . .

  22. Vivien

    I live in Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada :-)

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Hi, I'm Vivien. Thanks for visiting my Inspiration Bit. I often find myself scouring the internet looking for either answers to many questions I have or websites that inspire me, sites that I can learn from. On what topics you might ask — any topics that interest me, anything from web design to typography and art, from blogging to entrepreneurship, from programming to open source.
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