By Danny Iny – http://bit.ly/xF6Hkm @DannyIny
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.
So what is the secret?
They do it by pulling out the well-worn toolbox of strategies for creating awesome content.
Steal content and ideasIf you’re flat-out exhausted and out of ideas, then get them from somebody else — either content, or ideas, or both.
I’m not talking about real stealing, of course — it’s more like “borrowing with the author’s blessing”.
Done right, this can produce some valuable content that the authors you “stole” from will thank you for using!
1. Curate Content
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 – http://bit.ly/y5q4dr – feature, and there are lots of other examples:http://bit.ly/z04VEL