Inspirational Blog Post Binder
I have so many ideas. All. The. Time.
I feel very fortunate that I have an extremely overactive brain (LOL–Yes, that does sound weird!) because I know that not everyone has an easy time coming up with new blog posts and/or products for their shop.
Me, on the other hand, I need at least one more clone of myself before I’ll ever feel like I have a good grip on the constant inspiration that is always flowing through me.
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However, with that being said, we all need a little help from time to time getting our ideas focused, or in an easy to read format for our readers, customers, friends, etc.
One of my favorite blogging books to help me put together my idea(s) into a blog post is by Dana Fox of The Wonder Forest.
I cannot tell you how many times I have referred to her book when I want to write about a topic, but have no idea how to accomplish it. For instance, I wanted to share a few things about myself, but didn’t want to just blurt out facts.
I grabbed Dana’s handy-dandy 365 Blog Topic Ideas: For The Lifestyle Blogger Who Has Nothing to Write About book, and within minutes I knew that I wanted to share 10 Things I Hate to Admit.
Now granted, not all of my ideas come in this form.
In fact, I would dare to say that the mass majority of my inspiration comes from something I’ll see in nature, in a magazine, or even on a car trip to the supermarket.
In times like these it’s super helpful to have a good go-to place to put all of these ideas down so I won’t forget them.
You know what I use?
It’s soooo easy and keeps all of my ideas in one place.
So, this is what I do:
- I write down all of my ideas on the lined paper (duh, right?),
- draw out on the blank paper anything I want to create from scratch out or even revamp,
- and then tear out pictures from magazines, newspapers, catalogs, etc and put them in the sheet protectors.
If you’re feeling really ambitious you could even add tabs for each category of your blog and sort out your ideas that way too!
I’ve tried doing this same method using secret Pinterest boards or even an Excel spreadsheet, but I really like the hands on aspect of my Inspirational Blog Post Binder.
There’s just something about being able to put my own notes on each page, and sort it out any which way that makes it easier for me to stay organized.