If you are a content creator, one of the most prominent issues you face on the daily is the lack of content. You try to squeeze the creative juices out of your head, but to no avail. With deadlines and tight schedules, the pressure and stress levels rise to the maximum, so how can one always generate content without losing their originality?
Take mental note of people’s conversations
Always be an attentive listener to try and grasp the latest gossip on the grapevine. Immerse yourself in the hot topics and hear both sides; see what the public is talking about and write an article about it.
Go on a nature walk
Whether the content you create is writing, photography, videography, or art, a silent walk around the block could easily nourish your dead cells. Strap that camera around your neck or stash that journal in your back pocket and let nature speak to you.
Be mindful and attentive
A simple visit to a new coffee shop or lounge could also storm your mind with endless ideas. Watch the interior closely and try to describe it on a notepad. The setting you’re jotting down could assist you in a short story when you’re describing a place.
Read other people’s work
See what others are writing about and get inspired by their words and opinions. Do not copy what you see, but let their sentences speak to you.
Diversify your content
Going through your old writings helps you grasp what kind of content you need to write about. If you’re written a lot about a certain topic, find something new to share with your readers. If you’ve never written a short story, even if it’s out of your comfort zone, give it a shot.
Look for prompts
Pinterest is a perfect place for writing prompts, in my opinion. Whether it’s a photo prompt or a blog prompt, the site is brimming with ideas to get you out of a writer’s block.
Watch tv series/movies/videos
As bizarre as it may sound, watching Youtubers play Daddy Dating Simulator has opened my mind about dialogues. In the game, the commentator reads the conversations out loud, which kind of sounds like an audio book in a video format. This kind of goes back to the point of being mindful because without mindfulness, a regular person would just watch for entertainment and won’t notice the lessons he/she could grasp from it. The same thing goes with movies and tv series.
Change your setting
You can’t sit in one specific spot and expect yourself to always create content. Your eyes and mind are in dire need of change, and one of my best pieces came from sitting on my arm chair with all the lights switched off (the idea sounds iffy but it somehow stimulated my fingers into writing). Drag your laptop to a local café or build a fort and write under it.
I hope those tips are handy enough to get at least one content creator out of their rut. Good luck!