37 Ways to Come Up With New Ideas For Blog Posts

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Compelling irresistible ideas come from having lots of ideas to choose from.

No one can come up with amazing ideas every time. But out of 10 ideas you come up  with, there’ll be one that’s great. Out of 10 that are great, one’ll be amazing. Out of 10 amazing ideas, you’ll get one outstanding ideas. That’s how you’ll end up writing compelling outstanding content for your audience. It takes practice, time and effort. Coming up with new ideas all the time is a muscle to train.

I’ve already put together a list of 100 ideas to create content. To help you some more (and me), I’ve put together a list of 37 ways to come up with new ideas for blog posts, Facebook posts, Twitter posts, well, pretty much any content out there you need to create.

  1. Keep a notebook and pen with you everywhere you go, or use your Notes App on your cell phone. There’s a good chance your best ideas won’t come up when you’re at your desk in front of your computer.
  2. Ask more “What if…” questions. Don’t be afraid to have completely crazy ideas. Learn to think beyond what seems obvious.
  3. Daydream. Allow yourself to daydream. In our highly productive society, it’s important to take time to do nothing and let your mind go wherever it wants to.
  4. Do not compare yourself to others. To build your brand, you want to stand out right?
  5. Try new things. Often when I go to a art exhibition, I get countless ideas for my blog posts. There’s no direct link between the two, it just stimulates my creativity.
  6. Brainstorm with your friends and family. There are probably things they’d want to know more about your business. Let them put you on track to finding new ideas. By the way, don’t judge and don’t make fun of them.
  7. Read, read and read some more. Online and offline. Take a book on one of your industry’s topic and go through it quickly.
  8. Take a bubble bath. Inactivity creates space for new ideas.
  9. Listen to music (Listen to Mozart)
  10. Physical activity, whether it’s indoor or outdoor. Just getting on your trampoline for 5 minutes can do the trick.
  11. Take a walk in nature (works like a charm )
  12. Stop and come back at it later, if you get stuck.
  13. Separate writing from research. First consume other people’s content during the research process. Consume lots of it. Then write.
  14. Read your old content. Could it be more detailed? More concise?
  15. Meditate. If you can’t meditate, sit still for 15 minutes
  16. Free-associate. Open the dictionary to a random word and write down everything it makes you think of.
  17. Write freely. Sometimes, we’re too focused on our objective, on the purpose of the content…
  18. Lie down for a moment.
  19. Laugh a little.
  20. Watch Youtube videos
  21. Do some yoga. If you don’t know any yoga poses, try simply stretching.
  22. Don’t expect perfection
  23. List problems
  24. Pray
  25. Draw a mandala
  26. Play (with your children for example). Play music if you know how to play an instrument.
  27. Try new food and drinks.
  28. Relive memories.
  29. Visit museums
  30. Do puzzles
  31. Clean your desk
  32. Separate writing from editing. Editing as you write will most certainly block your creativity
  33. Change your workspace – Source Social Control
  34. Look for questions – Source KissMetrics
  35. Play with your pets
  36. Garden
  37. Browse through pins on Pinterest

How would you like to dig deeper into this topic? How would you like to become an idea machine? Here is the Ultimate Guide For Becoming an Idea Machine put together by James Altucher (free, no opt-in required)…

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