Great Content Idea Ignition Shortcuts

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Stuck for ideas for great content? We have all been there.

Despite your best efforts to find your flow, get into the zone and produce great content, some days it’s just not happening.

Never fear, help is at hand.

 

 

Here are 5 ways to ignite your ideas, kickstart your storytelling, and get your killer content creation back on track:

 

1. Use prompts.

Sometimes all you need is a prompt to re-start the grey matter:

I have SO many great tips on how to___________________.

I have THE funniest story about that one time I ___________________.

I know a TON about ___________________.

I really want to be known as an expert on ___________________.

I really want to be known as someone with a fresh twist on ___________________.

(these are by the amazing Alexandra Franzen – make sure you bookmark + Evernote this page for future ref.)

 

2. Get random

Random word association is a tool I often use in creative thinking and brainstorming.

This random word generator can get you started.

For example, “ignition” came up for me which sparked this post idea.

 

3. Give an A to a Q

What was the last question someone asked you?

Can you answer it in a piece of content that adds value?

 

4. Use your own story and evoke a feeling

Storytelling is so powerful in content creation because it evokes a feeling and emotional response.

Consider points in your personal life and career that have been significant for you. How did you feel? Can you bring back that feeling again? What were you doing?

What were you wearing?

What sights, sounds and smells were there?

What did you learn from that experience, and what can you tell us about it?

 

5. Pastiche

A far cry from plagiarism, a pastiche post or piece of work  takes inspiration from the work of others.

In the same way that you might learn about how the masters created artwork by layering the colours yourself and following suit, pastiche content creation.

Great content starts with an idea.

 

Meta breakdown: This post is a really short, scannable blog post that ignites ideas and is easy to digest, refer to, and take action with. What could you produce that is a set of action taking ideas?

 

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