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10 Unusual Ideas for Content Creation

Updated on August 2, 2015

Need inspiration for your Hubs or other online content? Then try these suggestions which just might do the trick of sparking your creativity and opening the flood-gates of your imagination leading you to novel ideas for your content that transcends space, time and other content on the net and thus making you famous and rich...or at least help you over Writer's Block.

  1. Tea Leaves: Look into your cup of tea after drinking it. What do you see besides a little man wearing a top hat and singing 'Born to be Wild?' If you are drinking certain kinds of tea you may just be surprised at what you see. Write about it!

Your Wife/Mother/Sister

Women are great at secrets, and revealing the intuitive side of life generally. Grill a woman, be it your mother or sister, wife or partner. See how many things they talk about and use a tape recorder while they spin out their topics. You will never be at a loss if you have a chatty gal to fill your notebook for you. They (speaking as a man) are priceless sources.

And remember to give them part of your royalties if you do !

Sit in a Hot Tub

Some old Greek, I forget his name, yelled Eureka ! while in the bath, and hence ever since everyone is jumping into hot baths waiting for their 'eureka moment'. Try it. You may be the next famous Greek guy with a great insight. On the other hand you will certainly get cleaner.

Put on a Thinking Cap

Was it de Bono, the great creativity genius, who said to change the colour of your hat to switch mental gears...or was that Bono who was pushing a new clothing-line?

At any rate, you can put on a cap if it helps. I like to wear a baseball cap to encourage my mind to expand and ideas to flow. You may find your thinking cap is anything from a knitted reggae cap to a bicycle helmet. Experiment. You may look silly, but if it works, it works.

The Bible--Hub-Spiration !

The Bible is an incredible source of ideas. It has something for everyone, from sex (the Song of Solomon) to Sin (Adam and Eve) and lots more. Open it at random. Or pray for a page or a word to look for. God is Himself a great creator (the universe isn't just chicken soup you know) and He just may inspire you in ways you cannot imagine. Read the Bible for insight and for Hub-spiration!

Drive Walk or Run to Inspiration

If you drive a car you are lucky because just going to a new locale can spark your mind in marvellous ways. Park by a lake, or a forest or drive down a weird, unusual street. Notice what you see along the way. The people. The houses. The pets. The world is full of ideas if you can re-locate yourself bodily to a new vantage point.

Beg Borrow or Steal

I'm not advocating plagerism, but rather creative cheating of a sort. Read others and then morph them into your own, unique vantage point. Don't be shy. Don't be afraid. Just let your mind rip and watch the fireworks! Shakespeare never wrote a play he didn't steal the premise for, so far as I know. He was a big borrower but he spiced things up so nicely that they were much better than the originals. Do the same and become the next Bard of Hubpages.


Knit the Ravelled Sleeve of Care

Still on the Shakespeare concept, sleep is a simply marvelous manner in which to free-up your sub-conscious and let it percolate some helpful thoughts for you to pick from it's leafy boughs when you awake. That may be a mixed-metaphor, and if so mea culpa. But listen, don't be a grammarian geek. It stifles your spontaneity. You can always re-write later if you are that up-tight sort who needs to cross all the tees and dot all the eyes. That's probably another one! So sue me!

Happy Hubbing!


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    • Buzzbee profile image

      Buzzbee 6 years ago from The County of the Winkies in Oz

      mljd: I hear you. My neices are the same way. ;)

      phdast: love your comment too. The way to go is less earnestness and more fun!

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Some very good ideas and a nic reminder not to take ourselves too terribly seriously. Enjoyed the read.

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Ithink that might work. My kids would tell you that was my favorite trick to get them to calm down.HaHa

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      Buzzbee 6 years ago from The County of the Winkies in Oz

      rnljd: thanks! I hope you can sit still too. Maybe try tying yourself to your chair? ;)

    • mljdgulley354 profile image

      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      Wonderful ideas. Ideas to write about come to me when I sit and be still for about a minute.