You’ve been here before. You go to write a social post or a blog… and nothing. The more you try to brainstorm, the more frustrated you become, as the ideas just won’t bubble up. When the content well is dry, it’s time to find content inspiration to allow a wellspring to flow once again.
And when I say content consumer, I’m not talking about scrolling your phone while watching your latest Netflix binge.
I’m talking about the content you actually take intentional time to read and reflect on. I have three journals with nothing but notes and jots on content that has inspired me. The active exercise of writing deserves a blog all of its own, but for what you need to know now, writing a note means you’ve read, reflected, and done the sensory act of writing. Writing hotwires information to the brain through the multi-sensory practices of experiencing information through visual and tactile channels.
If that sounds super nerdy, it is. But you should know writing is a highly effective way to become a content sponge.
When you were a child, you were told to be a better reader and writer you had to read and write. Well, to be a great content creator, you have to actively engage high-quality content.
Don’t chuck the laptop in exasperation: Fresh content inspiration is right at your fingertips!
Next time you’re stalled for what to write or talk about on your website, blog, or social channels, tap into one of these 5 ideas to find content inspiration and move writer’s block aside.