In blogging, various ideas come into the creative minds of its owners. Yet, owners or the people behind may need a list to keep the blog alive. Certain amount of dedication may be required.
The Idea List
In blogging, there are various categories or niches that you could write about. There are those who are so industrious to do challenges similar to the ones seen on Instagram and other social networking sites. The idea is to stick to it up until it’s over. Then, you give yourself a pat on the back for completing it. Hence, there’s this “the idea list” that I call to help me with blogging.
In a page in my fave journal [x], there I have written ideas for my existing blog series. Notes on how could I write more and even notes about events that I attend. Yet, most of the time I rely on the apps on my phone to help me note and remember what transpired during the event.
Creating the List
In an app or a notebook or a journal, you will be able to create a list that eventually help you to be a better blogger or person. Scribbling down whatever things you may think is quite helpful and handy. You’ll be able to go back to it a while after. If you wish to push a project but can’t quite remember what you want, glancing back at the list would be quite a help.
This is a journal I got from Hokkoh Shop a while back and it contains random scribbles. With a journal like this, you could be able to write anything under the sun.
Here’s how to create your idea list:
- Choose a journal that could be easily brought anywhere or a free app.
- Make sure that you will be able to access it wherever you may be. Ideas could pop in our minds day in and day out and even in the most unexpected time.
- Always have a writing tool with you in case you chose to have a journal/notebook. It would help you a lot when scribbling down.
- Visit various places. Don’t let yourself be confined in a building that may disrupt your creativity or your bubble. Have an adventure with yourself!
- Talking to yourself on your solo trip is normal!
- Take photographs of the places you have gone too. It could help you remember the sceneries you saw and boost your creativity once in a while.
- Don’t worry about the camera. Any will do as long as it captivates the right moment and you see what your eyes really see.
- If you don’t have a camera but you are so good in drawing, you can illustrate it.
- Read a book that you surely like. Hope that the book will ignite your imagination and start sparks inside your head.
- Always keep it near you. You’ll never know, you might have an idea right before you go to sleep or wake up.
There are no right or wrong ideas. Every person has his/her own lightbulbs that would ding whenever you have thought of something. Honestly, I once wrote try cooking those mini-octopus corndogs you saw in another site. Lo and behold! I did try making those. It was fun!
The past few posts about calligraphy and fave Fridays were all listed about a month ago. I may have forgotten the exact time being when I did the list but surely it was helpful when I was feeling the drive to blog. I remembered myself then trying to figure out what to blog about next then suddenly, all ideas rushed in. Good thing, my fave journal was there in my reach. Off to scribbling I was!
But remember to have motivation and dedication to do and accomplish your list! Without those, the list is just a list with scribbles on it.
The only catch is this:
Even if you have the list, you have to make sure to find time to be able to try or accomplish it. It may serve as a bucket list/to-do list/goals list or whatever list you may call it. As long as you stick to it, you’ll be fine.