Never running out of ideas to write about is the nightmare of the blogger. Anyone who needs to come up with constant content to promote their business online and even off-line in some cases, needs ideas to t write about.
In this article I am going to reveal to you three methods that I use all the time to never run out of ideas to write about and which boost up my creativity big time.
When you will practice this for a while it will become very natural to you and you won’t even have to “think” about it but, just do it easily and effortlessly.
Unleashing Your Creativity by Looking Elsewhere
Get brain washed! That’s right brain washed by something different. You need to stop staring at your own blog in despair and go look somewhere else. Think “outside of the box”. Look for blogs in a totally different niche.
Why a different niche? Because if you keep looking in the same direction you are going to run out of inspiration and, writing is about getting inspired to get creative ideas.
For example, if you are running a blog about pets, look for blogs about children and family. If you are running a blog on internet marketing look for blogs on business, finance, real estate or personal development. If you are running a blog on golfing, look for blog about other sports.
These are just examples; you could go just about any place that seems to be totally out of context but, yet boosting the inspiration for great new ideas to write about.
If you stick to your niche only, it’s going to become more and more difficult to sound original. As a matter of fact, it’s been said that there is no such thing as “an original idea” just different ways to write about it. Looking at other niches will bring about the spark you need to boost your creativity level and sound more original.
Unleash Your Creativity by Looking Inside
Among all the things that you can do to find creative inspiration to write about, I think one of the most inspiring one is found in forums. Forums are full of questions from people who are waiting for a “problem solving” answer and all you have to do is give it to them.
On top of that, The way people are phrasing their question in the title of the thread of the forum gives you a full keyword phrase all ready for you to use. What’s more to ask?
If someone asks that question, chances are that other people are also looking for answers online, typing that very question in the search box. All you have to do is give them the answer in your writing.
Even if you are not sure about the answer, you can always research it and build an article with your findings. This kind of writing will pretty much be quite original and even if it’s not 100% original, it will be pretty close to it.
I have written many articles, blog posts and, even whole tutorials based on someone’s question on some forum. There are free and paid forums, you’re choice. But, they are everywhere. For example the very popular Warrior Forum has both a free and a paid version but, I think that right now at the time I am writing this it’s 100% free.
Wealthy Affiliate is a monthly fee forum and internet marketing tutorial which I belong to and where plenty of inspiring questions are asked every day. There are also many free forums as well that you can find just by doing a quick search.
If you are not in the internet marketing niche at all there are forums about any kind of niche you may promote. A simple Google search will reveal them all to you.
Unleash Your Creativity by Looking Within
Your ability to come up with constant ideas to write about has a lot to do with your “expectation” and your state of mind.
Very recently I’ve heard about an internet guy who said that no matter how stuck he might find himself sometimes with ideas to write about, his expectation is that he will ALWAYS find a way to get it out and to get it right. The result of this is that he does.
When I heard that I had no problem understanding this concept, because, maybe half consciously and half subconsciously I am always expecting to be able to write my articles and blog posts in due time.
It’s not necessarily always easy but, my expectation that there is NO WAY that I won’t be able to write that day, plays a huge role in my success in being able to do so.
It’s not always easy but, your expectation about yourself and what you can do is what can drive you to be able to do it.
In other words, if you are telling yourself that you can, you will. On the other hand, if you are telling yourself that you can’t do it, you are killing all expectation, all hope and, you won’t be able to come up with ideas to write about and totally kill your creativity.
How to Never Run Out of Ideas to Write About in a Nutshell
Getting inspired by totally different niches, answering questions from people in your niche and, making sure your mind set is right, expecting nothing less than success, is how you will never run out of ideas to write about and boost your creativity.
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22 thoughts on “How To Never Run Out Of Ideas To Write About And Boost Your Creativity”
This article was great! I want to continue to learn so much from you. I admire you greatly and hope to someday know at least half as much as you know. I admire your wisdom, intelligence, but also your beautiful warm heart. May God Bless you always, Sylviane! Claudia
You are so sweet Claudia. I am sure that God is already blessing you for your kindness. I’m trying my best to learn as much as I can in my niches. Every one has to learn, you know. No one was born with the stick of knowledge 🙂
I have never run out of ideas yet for content, but I have run out of energy and patience many, many times. 😉
I am big into personal development and one of the ideas suggested was to stop reading PD stuff and start reading stuff that is different than I used to. It works and exposes me to different ideas, concepts and ways of thinking.
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That’s right Justin. It’s incredible how reading other stuff helps. I do it all the time and that’s why I wanted to share it here. By the way I am big in personal development too. I will definitely visit you 😉 Thanks for passing by!
You’re absolutely right about getting the positive mindset and telling ourselves that we can do it. I think many of us have had days where we sit looking at our screen with negative thoughts. When it started happening to me i came away from the PC and cleared my mind, it worked 😉
It’s a good idea to visit forums and get ideas from there. As you said you’ve written tutorials on the topics and questions asked there. They’re full of ideas so it’s good that you’ve hightlighted that. In fact i visited one forum and found a question that lots of people had added to so I tried my best to answer it and once I had come away I thought i’d write a post about it. I started writing the post and thought “wow that’s an ebook in the making” so I saved the post and have got a plan for an eBook from it.
They’re full of ideas and I would recommend that people use forums more and facebook less 😉
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Yes, indeed, Barry! For those of us who visit forums we all have stories like you mentioned here.
Usually, people who tell me that they can’t write, think that the ones who can have it all in their head! Far from it, we need to dig it out. Forums are a great field for it 🙂
Stepping away from the computer when negative thinking starts is a very good idea. I usually I get out for a walk or do some house cleaning 🙂 really works 🙂
Hi Sylviane.. Thank you so much for this one… sometimes, my brain stops working in thinking too much of what content to write that could bring enthusiasm to my readers 🙂
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Thanks for passing by Herbert. That’s right, keeping our readers enthusiastic about what we write is key 🙂
Sylviane, I loved it. I’m fairly new at blogging, but I have been passionately answering in forums for years and have thought about going back their to keep the creative writing juices flowing, but this time I will write in the blog.
That’s very important, indeed!
Your blog is a little like the Magic 8 Ball. The synchronicity of themes, the fact that I have only to think of a question, spin the magic spinner, and up comes just the right post – it’s a bit spooky, Sylviane. Thanks for this timely post.
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I’m really honored if one of my posts was the answer to your question, Holly. What should I ask more of my blogs doing for people? 🙂 Can think of anything 🙂 🙂
Hi! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the great work!
I just found your comment today! yep 4 months later 🙂 It’s because usually when someone post a comment for the first time the comment should go on moderation and that’s the best way for me to actually “see” that a new comment has been posted, for some reasons, your didn’t.
Hope you’ll come back sometimes. If you have any questions, just ask.
I believe that bloggers only being humans may very well run out of ideas. I think interacting with the readers and trying to get from them what they actually want to read is also a good idea. Competitors I also feel can give us some brilliant ideas. There are various ways which can help a blogger not to run out of ideas and you’ve pointed out all those.
Yes, indeed, we can get very good ideas from our competitors.
You are totally right, consulting with your readers is an excellent way of finding out what to write about.
Thanks for your comment. Take care 🙂
This is really a good idea. When you haven’t found your niche yet, the best way to find it is to write as you go and see what comes out the most. In your case it seem that you might be incline on personal development and that’s a good thing.
By the way, do you know that I have another blog on personal development?
Take care 🙂
Hello Sylvian, Thanks for the reply. And you really helped and discuss this technique clearly.
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the fear of running out of ideas has become my nightmare. Every time I try to make a plan for a month, my hands shake: “What if this tiem I won’t be able to find a topic”. Even though the latter never happened as of now, the fear poisons hours of my life. That’s why your post resonates with me. Your tips on how to look for inspiration and keep our ideas fresh are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your experience
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Thank you for the inspiration, Sylviane! These ideas have really sparked a renewed fervor in me because now there’s absolutely no reason to run out of ideas. We get so caught up in our own niche that exploring another for ideas is never considered, but it’s a swell way to offer some freshness to readers; sort of catch them off guard.
As for forums, wow, they’re filled with countless blog posts waiting to be written to help solve a reader’s problem, whatever it may be. I’m going to start employing these wonderful tips of yours, so thank you again!
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I’m so glad that you’ve found this older post and be may be able to use some of those tips.
I love forums, as you said they are hundreds of post ideas there, waiting to be written.
Thanks for being here 🙂
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