It's a test we often face as journalists and bloggers, and it's a test we often find hard no matter how good we think we are.

Take the #upgoerfive challenge and tell me it wasn’t hard! The idea is to explain an idea – any idea – using only the ten hundred most used words from the English. Here’s my two cents.

I am interested in breaking down bigger ideas into their smallest parts, and explaining how I do it. I think this will help anyone who is able to read and write to be able to understand how anything works. What they do or don't know already should not matter. I am also interested in learning how things come to life. They could be leaves or they could be stars, but both are parts of our world. Yet, they are so different. I think that is beautiful, and I want everyone to be able to understand why.

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How did you fare?