Posts Tagged ‘Brainstorming’
It’s happened to virtually every blogger at least once. As you lie awake at night, preparing to drift off to sleep, you come up with a great idea for a blog post or a change to your site and promise to remember it.
However, when you go to actually flesh out the idea the next morning or other opportunity, it’s gone. Unable to remember what the great idea was, only that you had one, you’re forced to start over and try to come up with something new.
The truth is that ideas are often times fleeting things. Much like the air we breathe, ideas drift from place to place, often coming and going at will. However, also like air, we don’t give them much thought or care until we find ourselves cut off from our supply, suffocating and struggling to breathe.
Previously we talked about how to generate new ideas and never run out, but how do you make sure the ideas you create are available when you’re ready?
After all, having all the ideas in the world is meaningless if they’re all gone when you sit down to get things done. This makes holding onto your inspiration that much more important. Read More
There’s an old maxim that says “Ideas are a dime a dozen.” In sort it means that ideas are worthless without execution, which is what gives them value.
That maxim largely holds true for bloggers, that is, so long as ideas are plentiful.
However, if you blog long enough you’ll likely find that, at some point, you’ll run completely out of ideas and your mind, no matter how hard you force it, isn’t able to create new ones.
It doesn’t matter if you’re writing in a tight niche or about something as broad as things you see in your day-to-day life, at some point inspiration dries up and you’re stuck with a post to write and nothing to write about.
How you respond to this challenge can say a great deal about you, your blog and the potential future of both, especially if it is to last for any length of time.
So how do you deal with this problem? The answer is surprisingly simple. Read More
After all of these years, I finally know where babies come from. But I still haven’t a clue where creativity come from! Sort of like the “it” factor, some people just have it; others have to work hard to make it happen. I’ve always been an “ideas” guy, but that doesn’t mean the creative thoughts are flowing 24/7.
Where do I go when the blog-post-idea well runs dry? Here are several places I turn… Read More