Online Places For Writing Inspiration

Sep 1st, 2011No Comments

Sometimes the idea of writing is easier than actually doing it. Commonly referred to as ‘writer’s block’ nearly any one who’s written, or attempted to write, has encountered this inconvenient phenomenon. So, what do you do when you’ve ran smack dab into the middle of the wall? You turn seek out other places to jump charge your creativity. The best place to look is also one of the most accessible – the internet. Here are a few areas worth exploring when you find yourself at a loss for words.

Blogs

With millions of blogs already in existence and thousands of new ones popping up daily, you’re bound to find some interesting perspective to kick start your engine. Head over to Google and start searching for blogs with a few choice keywords to see what you get. Don’t feel overwhelmed or think that you need to read each and every blog or post that surfaces. Instead, do some skimming and when a headline or sentence grabs your attention, dive in for the details.

Forums

One of the most overlooked repositories for excellent and inspiring nuggets, forums exist on nearly every topic and subject that you can imagine. They’ve very simple to search and quickly scannable. Find one that strikes your fancy and dig around a little to see what people are talking about, sharing or weighing-in on.

Video

Beyond YouTube there are plenty of other video hosting sites like Vimeo and Blip.tv. Videos are power sources for great content that stimulates multiple senses and sometimes that all you need to get going.

Del.ici.ous

Not only is this one of the most popular social media bookmarking sites, but it’s also a hot bed of resources and saved blog posts, articles, headlines and URLs that can easily be scoured to spark an idea or two. You can search by keyword or user and you also can see how many other people are bookmarking the same topic. This makes it effortless to identify trends, as well as duds.

If you’re having a hard time trying to find motivation, take a look at what’s happening online. Happy hunting.

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