Ideas and Prompts

This list comes from this growing document. Please feel free to add your own ideas, as we’d love to have 100 or more! Remember of course that you’re not limited to any idea shared here. They’re just to help generate a creative spark on a day when you just don’t feel like you have it in you.

  1. How did you become a Baha’i?
  2. Why are you still a Baha’i?
  3. Do you have a path of service? If so, how did you choose that path? If not, what kind of path do you think you might want to follow?
  4. What advice would you give to someone who is considering a similar path of service to yours?
  5. Write about a friend who inspires you.
  6. Write about a historical figure who inspires you.
  7. What story from Bahá’í history makes you cry? How does it relate to your life?
  8. Write about something funny that happened to you while serving.
  9. Write about your favorite devotional gathering.
  10. Write about your favorite study circle.
  11. Write about a Bahá’í conference that you attended.
  12. What did you believe/understand about God as a small child? How has that changed?
  13. What quotation gives you hope?
  14. What is your relationship to the history of the Baha’i Faith?
  15. What is your relationship with Baha’u’llah’s Covenant?
  16. Write about pilgrimage or a visit to a Baha’i House of Worship or other Holy Place.
  17. Write about the history of the Baha’i Faith in your own community.
  18. Share one of your earliest memories of the Bahá’í Faith.
  19. Create and share a work of art, poem, song, or story inspired by the Faith.
  20. Share a work of art, poem, song, or story created by someone else and explain what it means to you.
  21. Respond to someone else’s blog post.
  22. Create a round-up of Baha’i blog posts that inspire you.
  23. Create a list of things you have learned through service.
  24. Create a list of things you have learned through prayer.
  25. Share how you study the Writings.
  26. Write about a personal challenge that you overcame.
  27. Write a memorial to a friend who has passed on.
  28. Write advice to a generation that has not yet been born.
  29. Write advice to the children in your local children’s class, or to the junior youth in your local junior youth group.
  30. Write a letter to your past self.
  31. Write a letter to yourself from an elder’s perspective (e.g: a parent or grandparent, a mentor…).
  32. Write about a time someone was kind to you.
  33. Write about an altruistic act that you witnessed someone perform.
  34. Pick a spiritual quality (such as reverence, faith, justice, sacrifice, love, generosity, truthfulness) and write about what it means to you.
  35. Write a summary or review of a Baha’i book you read recently.
  36. Research what the Writings say on a topic that interests you, and share your findings.
  37. How does your faith impact your work or school life?
  38. How does your faith impact your marriage or family life?
  39. How does your faith impact your actions towards strangers?
  40. What does it feel like when you pray?
  41. What was your experience with the Bicentenary celebrations like?
  42. What are your hopes for the future?
  43. What is one quotation you wish everyone in the world would take to heart?
  44. What is one of the teachings of the Faith that has had a huge impact on how you live?
  45. Write about participating in the Baha’i Blogging Challenge. 😉
  46. Share an update on a long-term goal you’ve been working towards.
  47. Share instructions for a Baha’i-inspired craft.
  48. Share a favorite recipe enjoyed at Feasts or Holy Days in your community/family
  49. What was your most recent “Aha!” moment?
  50. What does it mean for all of humanity to be one family?
  51. Write about a time someone accompanied you in service.
  52. What does it mean to be a community?
  53. Choose a project that will take 30 days to complete. Reflect on the process each day throughout the month.
  54. Ask one question of twenty different Baha’is. Share their answers.
  55. How do you keep faith in challenging times?
  56. Share a concrete example of one of the teachings of the Faith.
  57. Co-write a blog post with a young child about what they are learning in children’s classes.
  58. What prayer do you find yourself returning to again and again?
  59. Share an experience about pioneering or traveling for the Faith.