My 3 easy-to-follow brainstorming techniques I use to come up with new content all the time.
You probably know that in order to build any tribe or community online, the one thing you need to be is,
Puh, glad we got that out of the way ;).
Now, the second thing you need to do is:
Create unique, interesting and valuable content for your right audience.
You might be the kind of person who got the consistency-thing down.
Going to the gym regularly, watching what you eat, reserving enough time to spend with your kids, these are all things that if you set your mind on, you’re going to follow through with.
Posting regularly on social media in order to increase your impact and income online?
You’ve set your mind on it and you want to do so.
However, you struggle with what the heck to post.
It can get quite draining to try and think of new original content to post every single day.
Hence, I wanted to share a few of my best-kept secrets with you.
There’s a science and a reason behind why people often times refer to me as a ‘content creation terminator’ ;).
1. Reserve specific times and days during the week and month where you focus on creating content in any shape or form.
We all have a very specific biorhythm that is innate to us.
For me, I love creating content mainly in the early morning and at night.
Don’t ask me why. I’ve just figured those times out for myself and they work for me.
During the creation hours as I like to call them, I make sure to turn off all distractions.
I just want to be able to focus on writing or shooting videos.
What are those times for you that you feel like you are most inspired and creative?
Also, it’s okay to only have 2 or 3 days a week where you create content.
Take the rest of the time off.
You need time to recharge and come up with new ideas.
We all do.
2. The Dynamic 10.
This is a very cool technique for brainstorming content in case you feel like you have some form of writer’s block.
How does it work?
Turn on the stop-watch to exactly 60 seconds.
Within those 60 seconds, you are going to have to come up with 10 topics in your field or industry of choice that you operate your business in that might be of interest to your audience.
Let’s take content marketing, for example.
Here would be my current 10 that come to mind (and yes, I’m totally tracking my time right now because you need to create that urgency factor in order for the brain to kick into high gear!):
MY DYNAMIC 10:
Feel free to also jot them down in your notebook or use an electronic list.
Whatever resonates better with you – do that.
Ready? Set. Go!
3. The Bubble Phase
Yes, I totally call this the bubble phase.
Now, I want you to look at your DYNAMIC 10 and pick 1 topic.
The first one that sticks out to you from that list you’ve just created.
Circle or highlight it.
Then, pick a new page.
And start bubbling ideas around it.
This can look like this:
At one point you’re going to come up with a very interesting and dynamic topic.
Most of the time, I find myself coming up with a headline that way as well as having a basic outline of the content of the content itself.
It also helped me craft pretty awesome posts that my audience loves and that were picked up by major digital publications, such as this article:
Pretty cool, huh?
And more importantly, it works every time.
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