I've been using the word release to write a blog post a day—actually started early January. Last year I wrote a blog post everyday, but there wasn't any connection save the desire to write every day.
This year my connecting link is one word—amazing the places one word will take you—unexpected places.
You can check out the posts at Marginalia. Scroll back and read the earlier posts to get an idea of what I'm doing. I'd love some feedback.