Looking for content creation resources? Creating fresh content every week is demanding. It’s easy to get stale, and run out of ideas. Here are some resources you may not have considered.
Content creation is demanding. You need resources and inspiration. Let’s look at 11 resources. For more help, check out “Web Content Creator: Dominate the Web”. It’s a complete package in content creation.
1. WHAT’S NEW?
INVESTIGATE NEWS SOURCES.
Check out your favorite newspapers and magazines, online and offline. You may be able to piggyback your content onto a hot news story.
2. EXPLORE IMAGE LIBRARIES.
YOUR CREATIVE RIGHT BRAIN THINKS IN IMAGES.
Your creative right brain thinks in images. Kickstart your creativity by visiting your favorite stock image libraries, or online art galleries. Choose an image, and brainstorm content, by relating the image to your topic.
3. ASK QUESTIONS.
WHO, WHAT, WHY, WHEN AND HOW…
Questions demand answers. Write a series of “who” questions, then a series of “what” questions, and so on. You’ll soon have more content ideas than you can use.
4. BROWSE PINTEREST.
CHECK OUT THE MOST POPULAR PINS.
Press the Explore icon on Pinterest, or use the search query field. Pinterest is an amazing resource. Remember #3 – ask questions.
5. EXPLORE REDDIT AND QUORA.
DISCOVER WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW.
Something’s always happening on these sites. Resist the temptation to browse: set yourself a time limit, and make lists of content ideas.
6. READ A BOOK.
EXPLORE AMAZON AND GOOGLE BOOKS.
Books are the ultimate sources. Explore your home library, your local libraries, and Amazon and Google Books.
7. WHO’S READING YOUR CONTENT?
THINK ABOUT WHAT INTERESTS THE PEOPLE WHO READ YOUR CONTENT.
We all have many interests. Think about how you could tap into social culture. What movies are people watching? What sports events are in the news? If you’ve got an opinion on a hot movie, share it.
8. TURN OLD CONTENT INTO NEW CONTENT.
UPDATE OLDER BLOG POSTS.
We tend to forget that older content is still content. Update older blog posts. If you interviewed someone a year ago, interview them again.
9. CURATE CONTENT.
YOURS, AND OTHERS’.
Hunt for great content, and share it. Explore social media sites. Don’t forget your content: add it to your content mix.
10. YOU MAY QUOTE ME.
We all need a daily boost of motivation and inspiration. Share the wisdom of the wise, and inspire your audience. Quotations abound online; jot down your own favorites from your reading.
11. GOOGLE TRENDS.
What’s hot? Google has Google Trends, which show you what people are searching for now, and what they searched for in the past. Check out trending topics on Twitter, Google+ and other networks for inspiration too.
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