#5: New Perspectives

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THE CHALLENGE:

Take 10 photos of things you’re looking at every day.

Take them from a different perspective, so you see them differently.

When you’re done:

Post as a gallery on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and/or to Instagram.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge

Need some help getting started?

Look at your every day environment in a different way.

Think:

    • Looking up from the ground
    • Standing on a chair or box (safety first!) and looking down
    • Extreme close ups
    • Looking through glass
    • Reflections
    • … whatever you have on hand to change the way you see the pace around you …

#6: World changing

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THE CHALLENGE:


Research and write a profile of a person who is changing the world in some small way.

If at all possible, interview the person.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure who to profile?
Have a look for some inspo:

Talk to someone for their ideas:

    • It’s an excuse to call someone you haven’t for a while, or to start a different type of conversation with someone you talk to all the time.
    • Ask … Who inspires them? Who is changing things in their corner of the world?

Look locally:

    • Who is organising local action groups (or campaigns, or festivals, or…)?
    • Is there a local politician making an impact?
    • Who is running local community groups?
    • Local papers, radio stations, council sites, even signs on the street poles are a good place to start.

Look online:

    • Use hashtags such as #dogood #giveback #socialgood #4change to research causes and topics you’re passionate about.
    • Follow the internet wormholes. Sometimes one click leads to another, which leads to a great story!

Not sure how to approach someone for an interview?
Check their social media accounts. Choose the platform that they’re most active on, and just be bold – ask them if you could ask them a couple of questions for this article you’re writing.

Remember: people who are trying to change the world are usually incredibly passionate about whatever they’re doing.

That means that they’re keen to talk about it!

#7: Good news!

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THE CHALLENGE:

Write and record a positive news bulletin for TAFE Radio.
It should be no more than 2 min long, and include at least 3 different good news stories.

 

When you’re done:

Upload to Soundcloud.

Embed the Soundcloud in a new post on your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure about Soundcloud?

    1. Set up a free account.
    2. Upload your track.
    3. Then embed it on WordPress.

Not sure about how to write a radio news bulletin?

Our friends at SYN have a great guide here.

Want more info? Here’s the BBC Guide, and the Radio Bulletin chapter from The News Manual.

#8: Meme it

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THE CHALLENGE:

What are the top non-Covid19 news stories of the day?

Make a meme about one of them.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

Not sure how to make a meme?

There are a lot of meme guides and generators.

Not sure what makes a good meme?

We found this article insightful.

#9: Dear me

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THE CHALLENGE:

Write a letter to your younger self.

When you’re done:

Post it to your WordPress site with an appropriate headline and CC-licensed image.

If you’re feeling brave, share the post link to our section Facebook group with the hashtag #ContentChallenge.

Need some help getting started?

For this challenge – just start writing.

When you’re finished writing, edit.

If you’re stuck, choose a particular age for your younger self.
Think of one thing you wish you’d known at that age.

It can be silly or serious, superficial or profound – it’s all good!