Idea Generation

by | Sep 26, 2008 | Op/Ed

My wife is always asking me where I find stuff to blog about everyday.  i wasn't sure how to answer her.  All I know is…she's fast asleep across the bedroom, and I'm still blogging…or trying to.

It just…happens.  Stuff crosses my desk. I read other blogs, articles, magazines, websites, and books…heck, I read anything I can get my hands on.

I drive to and from work in silence. No radio, no CD, no mp3 player. That's 15-min 4 times a day, which equals an hour.  Usually at the start of the drive, I set a "thought-goal" for myself.  Many times, that's "what value can I bring to voice-actors in my blog today?". 

If I haven't thought of anything by the time I arrive, it usually sticks in my subconscious, and later, I'll come across something that always triggers the "thought-goal".  I'll almost always find an inspiration that reminds me "…hey!…I can blog about that!

It's not foolproof.  Sometimes at the end of the day, I'm trolling favorite places still looking for that inspiration.

Shelton LARGE
I'm linking to another blog today…an ex-TV newsperson, who — like me — obviously finds freedom in being able to express personal thoughts unencumbered by the policies and protocols of newsroom management.

Click HERE to read former CBS News Correspondent Stephani Shelton's blog about whether unions are even relevant anymore.

Thanks Stehpani!




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