2 Great Resources That Answer,
“How Can I Keep Creating New Content?”
By: Karen Pattock
If you are a regular blogger, newsletter writer or product creator, there are probably days when you ask yourself, “How can I keep creating new content?” I’m sure you’ve had times when you’ve sat down in front of your computer and your mind has been totally blank. The cursor on the screen is flashing and nothing is coming to mind. If you’ve ever experienced that, this article will help you solve that problem…. permanently!
As a regular blogger myself that includes one written article and one video per week for my TV show, KarenPattock.TV, I can completely sympathize with the dilemma of creating new content. I can remember days when I thought to myself, ‘Haven’t I already written about everything there is to write about?’ I knew there had to be another way.
Several months ago, I adopted a new strategy that has completely transformed my content creation output. Today I want to share that strategy with you.
I regularly use two amazing resources that will definitely help to get your creative juices flowing for months to come. Ready? Let’s go!
Resource #1 – YouTube.com
Now before you roll your eyes, hear me out.
Yes, YouTube is filled with lots of less than valuable information but with a little time and effort on your part you can find some real gems in there that will help you with your content creation block.
Here’s how you do it. Initially, you will need to create a list of 10 – 15 keywords that relate to your particular topic or niche. Make them as specific as possible. Once you have your list, start researching those terms on YouTube. You’ll be amazed at the resources you’ll be exposed to. It can lead to a boatload of relevant topics that you can blog about in the coming weeks and months.
WARNING: Don’t get lost going down the proverbial ‘bunny trail’ while doing your research. It’s okay to follow a couple of the trails if they seem to be producing stellar results. I just want you to stay focused on your goal, which is collecting content topics for the future.
Resource #2 – SlideShare.net
If you haven’t yet been introduced to SlideShare you are in for a real treat. I’ve heard it said that what YouTube has done for video SlideShare is doing for slides. It’s a really cool resource.
Once you get to the SlideShare site you’ll want to take the same list of 10 – 15 keywords and start researching the PDF slide presentations. They are easy to flip through and you’ll know pretty quickly if you’ve landed on one that is tickling your fancy.
If you allow yourself the opportunity to be open to other strategies, approaches & points of view regarding your particular topics of interest I’m sure you will have more pages of notes than you know what to do with.
Here is a BONUS TIP!!
This is truly a tip you’ll want to put into practice on the days when you’re doing research.
Use a timer!!
It’s so easy to get lost when you do this type of research and the next thing you know hours have gone by and you may or may not have the outcome you wanted for the amount of time spent researching.
I recommend an hour at a time. It’s long enough to allow you the opportunity to follow the flow of your keywords but short enough that you feel the urgency to stay on track.
I’m positive that you will find the two resources I just presented as valuable as I have. Now grab your timer and get to researching your keywords.
With love and support,
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