How to Beat Writer’s Block: 22 Great Content Sources

Writer's block strikes us all

Writer’s block. On occasion, these two little words somehow posses the power to make me want to pull out my hair and shot-put my computer across the backyard. It’s safe to say we’ve all felt this way at one point (if not, maybe I need to talk to someone).

Many small business bloggers struggle to add content frequently enough (ideally 2-3 times per week in our opinion).  While few could blame them, given the fact that online marketing and content development are often activities reserved for the “wee hours”, after a full day’s work, content marketing still has to get done.

A major mistake made by many bloggers is making blogging too difficult, largely based on the belief that every post has to be a perfectly planned, original and epic masterpiece. This just isn’t the case. Instead of making more time to blog, get more blogging done with the time you have. Easy for me to say?  Read on.

What if I was to tell you there is a way to beat this headache, allowing you to let the content flow freely from your fingertips?

According to the answer is:
…repurpose existing content in a different media format, get more bang from your archives, and reach new and different audiences in the process.
It makes sense. “Repurposing existing content” simply means leveraging what’s been done already and transforming it into your own. For example, think of a product that you love or hate. This particular product has already been manufactured and produced, all you have to do is simply write why you recommend it or not. Or how about interviewing a successful somebody that you know? You just need to write down a few compelling questions for them to answer and voila! — you have some strong content.

The following infographic by lists 22 ways to create compelling content when you just don’t know where to start.

 Take a Page from Someone Else

  • Curation
  • Group Brainstorming
  • Ask Your Readers
  • Interview Someone
  • Let a Guest Write

Creating Content without Creating

  • Best-Case Studies
  • Worst-Case Studies
  • Review Something
  • Share Your Success
  • Share Your Failures
  • Relive the Memories

Use Name Recognition

  • Movies
  • Television
  • Books
  • Comics
  • Top Trends
  • Celebrities

Find Your Muse

  • Take a Walk
  • Watch a Play
  • Expand Your Cultural Horizons
  • Get Personal
  • Recycle

22 Ways to Create Compelling Content - Infographic
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