The Running of Ideas…

We’ve all had it happen to us. We’ve all done it. We’re asked to come up with an idea. Chose a topic. Be creative.  And for a good amount of the time, yeah, maybe we can think of something. Give an answer. Actually chose a topic.

But if you are like me, your face can look like this: O.O

Oh yeah. I blank. Easily. I honestly don’t know what I want to write about, can’t think of a creative idea. I HATED having to chose a topic to write about in High School. I preferred that they chose it so I could at least start. I LITERALLY took days, sometimes WEEKS to finally decide upon something.

So, what do you do to help to think of something and actually get out of these sticky situations so you can go on your way and be productive? Actually do it. And here are some ideas to help get those ideas flowing!

1. Talk to someone.

Yup. That’s right. The best topics are those you are actually interested in, and sometimes just talking may spark an idea or some sort of thought that will lead to an idea. I know that I have had a few blog entries just from conversations with my friends. (For example, my friend was talking about the latest lotto and how there were three winners. It was what inspired “Feeling Lucky!”)

2. Look online.

Hey, sometimes just some suggestions are a good thing. I know that many people don’t even know where to start, and tips from seasoned pros tend to be a good thing. Why not get advice from someone who has done it before?

3. Brainstorm.

Yes, the good old fashion brainstorming. Now what I recommend is write down a list of ANYTHING. Yes, anything because you never know which one may be a good idea after all. Write down ridiculous things. Things you think has too much information. Random fun things that may relate. Anything. And time yourself. After writing all you can in one minute, go over it, and sort through your list. The ones that are too general, you can break up and see if you’d want to do anything with those. Those silly words may inspire an idea. You never know. But what matters is that you were able to get something on paper that you can at least work off of.

Those are my best. I usually talk to people and my mind wanders and it stumbles across an idea. ;P Feel free to do anything and see if it works for you.

And, if you have any ideas, feel free to comment below! I may be able to add it to my list above. And I promise, I’ll let everyone know you recommend it. ;P

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