Articles vs. Discussion

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  1. Jessie L Watson profile image93
    Jessie L Watsonposted 11 months ago

    I've always found it easier to recall and expound upon topics that are presented randomly in the discussions.

    When it comes to "coming up" with a topic for an article, I draw a blank for weeks at a time. So, I've naturally become partial to forums. This happen to anyone else?

    1. OldRoses profile image96
      OldRosesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I write gardening hubs.  Very often I am inspired by something I see outside.  For instance, I startled a toad while weeding and thought of writing a hub on attracting toads to your garden.  I see that you write a lot of hubs on psychology.  With all that is going on in the world today, perhaps you can find inspiration in the news for topics of interest in that field.  For instance, analyzing the psychology behind an event or a person's reaction to events.

      1. Jessie L Watson profile image93
        Jessie L Watsonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Very sound advice. Thank you

        1. Jean Bakula profile image94
          Jean Bakulaposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          If you see topics on forums you want to expound upon, you could do that and try to put it on the Soapboxie niche. Although opinions are so sharply divided, it could be aggravating!

          Sometimes when I am stuck, I try to think of a subject I always wanted to know more about. I read a book or two about it. And off I am, writing about that topic. As psycheskinner says, it helps to jot it down if an idea gets in your head, or even keep a folder and if you see an article that interests you, put it in the folder. You may find you have more to say about that topic.

          1. Jessie L Watson profile image93
            Jessie L Watsonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks, Jean!

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            seranizoposted 7 months agoin reply to this


    2. psycheskinner profile image84
      psycheskinnerposted 11 months ago

      Next time a discussion provokes you to expound, write the topic down in a notebook or on your phone.

      1. Jessie L Watson profile image93
        Jessie L Watsonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah I have so many scribblings, drafts, notes, and musings.

        Stephen King once said "a writers journal is a great way to immortalize bad ideas"

        Haha. I see what you mean though and a little more organization never hurts.

    3. Rupert Taylor profile image96
      Rupert Taylorposted 7 months ago

      My advice is to stay away from the forums. Nothing will destroy your faith in the future of humanity than reading the forums. There's an article in that right there.

    4. Natalie Frank profile image95
      Natalie Frankposted 7 months ago

      I bought some different colored post-it tabs then divided my journal up into a bunch of sections for different things such as Potential Article Topics - HP, Potential Article Topics Medium, Marketing HP etc.  I found that even when I made the effort to jot things down throughout the day, when I had them all jumbled up I ended up never looking at the notebook.  This way is more organized and it makes me feel good to be able to keep things organized and be able to go through and cross them off, follow up or reference for future action in a systematic manner.


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