All day long I think of content ideas. Here are 10 things I do to help the process.
1. Surf Facebook
2. Surf TV
3. Watch movies
4. Play games with my kids.
5. Try to start arguments with people.
7. Take multiple showers
8. Play on my phone
9. Read my world record book
10. Wash the dishes
I did not say these were good or bad, healthy or not, or even lazy sounding, I just said it is what I do every day. Some are more productive than others. I chew on and develop raw ideas the best while in the shower. Playing with the kids generates the least. I want to focus on them, but they do help.
The part not on the list is what I do to collect and organize the ideas. I have a ton of sketchbooks. Very few are full from page one to the end because I just leave them all over the place so I can pick them up and jot down the idea. I don’t want to loose the idea while looking for a place to write it down. I also have a computer and about 10 different websites. Each website is a different subject and if I have a good idea I can post on that website. It is not a perfect neat system, but it works for me. I don’t expect the diamond type of idea every time. In fact very few are worthy of repeating, however, I never want to stop the flow.
Oh, bonus 11. I venture out to bookstores and/or coffee shops specifically aimed at content generation. I also recently added flying a kite. Man is that fun and relaxing…. Unless you almost take someone’s head off by accident while are walking across the filed and the wind picks up causing your kite to go bananas.
Final note. I am in a hurry, at a bookstore typing this in my phone so please excuse my grammar and typos. I will at some point in the future re-visit and fix… Or maybe not… Got to catch some more ideas..