I sat down to write a blog post today. But I had nothing in mind.
Just showing up and writing something in a blank page might work for free writing, but it doesn't work when you want to write blog posts everyday.
As soon as I went blank, I started to think how I wrote a blog post everyday for a month during February.
After thinking for sometime, I figured it was because I always had something in my mind during that time. I would play around with some ideas and concepts, and then I'd write about it the next day. I wouldn't be blank in mind everyday before writing.
I would borrow those ideas from other blogs, podcasts, Youtube videos, movies, books, etc. Just consuming something would enable me to gather some ideas for the blog post.
Having idea in the back of mind always helps. Not only for writing blog posts, but for other social events like family gatherings and parties as well. You will never run out of things to say when you have something in your mind. Nor will you go out of things to write.
Remember, ideas are everything.
You have to grab hold of what Helen Keller said in today's Book-of-the-Day when she said, "Ideas make the world we live in."
The quality & accuracy of your ideas = the quality of your life.
Up the ante on the level of ideas and concepts that bounce around in your brain all day. This is the start of all big things for you. Even though she had most of her senses taken from her - sight, hearing, speaking - she still lived a life rich with insight and impactful ideas.
You and I have our eyesight and hearing, we have no excuse. Try what I do. Put a book by your bathroom sink while you brush your teeth to get ideas in your spare time.
As Thomas Edison said, "Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." Don't just wait for good ideas. Hustle for good ideas.