Where do you write your blog posts? If you write them sitting at the same desk where you manage your email or write your “to do” list, you may not be properly inspired. And you may not inspire your audience. Here are 10 cool places to write your next post.
I’ve written blog posts in a lot of different places. And when I have, the content seems more interesting. And I have more fun sharing my ideas with readers. For example I wrote a blog post:
So if you are a blogger – new or old to the job – do you need some inspiration? Does your blog need a boost?
Here are 10 places you can write where the location can not only inspire more interesting content but also reignite your love for sharing ideas with your audience:
1. Water – this can be the ocean, a lake or a bathtub (just don’t drop your laptop in the tub). Water provides a variety of influences (calm lapping of small waves on a lake, pounding surf, ocean breeze, seagulls).
2. Travel – Whether you travel via car, plane, fly, bus or horse you can either write during (hard by horse, I imagine) or after the experience. Thinking about ways that your experience can inspire a topic, headline or metaphor.
3. Spiritual – A visit or recent visit to a church, temple, mosque or any other spiritual spot can help to create a mood or drive emotions that may help you reach your audience in a new way.
4. People – Getting around lots of people can create an energy that translates into great content. Go to a shopping mall or theme park. Listen to voices, watch people.
5. Movie – Movies can move you, make you smile and often can help you offer a theme to your readers. And associate your post with a well known actor or story line.
6. Concert – Music is inspiring. It can create energy in you that can help to energize your writing. And I’d love to read a post from you that begins “Have you ever been to a Rolling Stones concert? I am writing this post live…”
7. Mountain top – It shouldn’t surprise you that climbing to the top of a mountain can inspire you. There are great themes that come from the climb, finding new paths and gaining perspective.
8. Emptiness – Where could you go in your community to be completely alone? What if you sat in the center of a big park in the early morning. Or on the 50 yard line of the local high school football field at night. Big, open and empty places can quiet your mind and allow cool, new ideas to enter in.
9. Temperature – Writing on a really hot day, during a rainstorm or while a cold snap is occurring, will naturally create physical reactions in you. What could you write while sitting on a snowball?
10. Historical – Some parts of the world have more history than others. But could the efforts or experiences of those who came before us, inspire a blog post? Yep. Standing in a historical spot, learning what happened there and tying all that into a new idea can be really interesting for your readers.
Whether this list inspires you to find your own places to write or gets you to set a plan to visit one of these places, a new location to write can make you a better blogger. And a more interesting one.
Where will you write your next post?
Thanks GerryT for the photo via Flickr