Quick cures for writer's block
Blogs, articles, whitepapers, and other content are great tools for branding and marketing. Unfortunately, writer's block often gets in the way of creativity, and your monthly newsletter can turn into a quarterly publication. To help you come up with new ideas for creating relevant and useful content, this month's ResearchNOTES
focuses on three quick cures for writer's block:
Writer, editor, and fellow Business Marketing Association
member Rita Braun has compiled an excellent list of blog post ideas
. I keep this list handy to review when I've been staring at a blank document for much too long. I especially like Rita's advice on lightening it up every now and then.
Over at Copyblogger, they've created an infographic, 22 Ways to Create Compelling Content
. It includes my favorite method for finding my muse: Take a walk. I always come up with good ideas while on a walk, and the dogs love it!
For inspiration try Mind Mapping, a visual representation of ideas and concepts. What is Mind Mapping? (and How to Get Started Immediately)
, from Litemind.com, offers a nice explanation of this simple technique - and some great tips for creating your first mind map.
After so many years, it's a challenge to come up with fresh ideas for ResearchNOTES
each month. That's why I'm following Copyblogger's tip #3: Ask your readers. So - What would you like to read about in ResearchNOTES?
Let me know. And anyone who sends me a suggestion will be entered into a drawing for a copy of my book, Research on Main Street: Using the Web to Find Local Business and Market Information
Thanks! - Marcy