Sometimes it can be difficult to find inspiration for blog posts… I loved Brian’s recent Cosmo Headlines idea on Copyblogger for coming up with blog topics, and recently as Char of Essential Keystrokes and I were discussing ideas for a group writing project, we decided that the great advertising slogans would also be great inspiration for blog posts! So, we would like to introduce the Ad Lib Group Writing Project!

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Here’s the deal: you write a blog post inspired by one of the great ad slogans and then send the permalink either to me or Char at cpolanosky [at] gmail [dot] com (don’t submit to both, we’ll combine the lists). The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 12th.

Once we have a complete list of entries, Char and I will each choose the one we think is the most original and interesting, and the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to either or iTunes – your choice! Two winners!

We don’t want to limit you as to the ad slogan that you might choose to use, but here is a short list to get you started:

1. A diamond is forever (De Beers, 1950)
2. Just do it (Nike, 1988)
3. The pause that refreshes (Coca-Cola, 1929)
4. Tastes great, less filling (Miller Lite)
5. We try harder (Avis, 1962)
6. Good to the last drop (Maxwell House, 1915)
7. Breakfast of champions (Wheaties)
8. Does she … or doesn’t she? (Clairol, 1964)
9. When it rains it pours (Morton Salt, 1911)
10. Where’s the beef? (Wendy’s, 1984)

If none of those strike you, here is a larger list at Wikiquote.

After March 12, we will post the winners and a complete list of articles on our sites for everyone to enjoy!