Sometimes you’re just flat out of ideas.
It’s not a matter of talent — you’ve written great stuff in the past. But lately, when you go back to the well for a fresh idea, it’s coming up dry.
This happens to the best of us — even veterans who consistently produce quality content have their off days.
Yet they continue to write.
They may grumble about how hard it is to get going and create something solid, but they still do. Again, and again, and again.
They aren’t super-human, and they don’t have magical content-producing powers. So what is the secret?
They do it by pulling out the well-worn toolbox of strategies for creating awesome content.
Way #1? Curate content. The author suggests something like what I’m doing here: “Find your ten favorite websites, and then find your favorite post on each of them. Publish a post listing these top ten posts, and explain why you like them. You don’t even have to think about being creative, and everyone you feature there will appreciate it. This is what we do with our Best of the Web feature, and there are lots of other examples.” In this case, I curated a quote from his site to make my point. You can follow the ‘via’ link above if you want the rest of the article. Comment or ‘connect’ above if you want to be a world class curator and discuss what this could mean to your organization…
- Why Curation Is Just as Important as Creation [OPINION] (mashable.com)
- Brands Using Content Curation to Build Thought Leadership (e1evation.com)
- Consume, create, communicate (e1evation.com)