SOS! Where do you get inspiration for writing?

Jump to Last Post 1-9 of 9 discussions (16 posts)
  1. seohowto profile image60
    seohowtoposted 10 years ago

    This questions was asked probably by someone before and I am wondering if you know any inspirational phrases that I can type and put on my wall:smile) What is your best way to get inspired and create a great hub?

    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I actually wrote a website around inspirational posters but it was aimed at building self esteem in teenagers. I called it My Inspirational Poster. Works quite well and is still well received.

      Get a magazine, scissors, glue and a poster. Cut out the headlines that you are attracted to, a few photographs and build your poster.

      Each time you look at it you will be inspired, basically it is all around affirmations.

    2. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I just live my life.  I read books, go to movies, attend cultural events, putter around in my garden, eat good food, do my laundry, etc.  Certain things strike me as "hey, I should make a Hub about that..." and then I'm usually off and writing from there.

      1. seohowto profile image60
        seohowtoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        sounds right! I've just decided that my next hub will about benefits of coconut oil!

        1. Earl S. Wynn profile image83
          Earl S. Wynnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Yay for the lightning strike of inspiration!

          Might be a little late, but when I need inspiration for a great hub I just sit back and do whatever comes to mind that's fun, and then figure out if I can write a hub around or about it. That's probably why most of my hubs have sort of a Sci-Fi slant to them, haha.

  2. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Pay somebody to write for you tongue

  3. seohowto profile image60
    seohowtoposted 10 years ago

    Yeah, I even know who I would love to hire here, but something tells me that this person is not interested:) Thanks anyway:)

  4. rmr profile image81
    rmrposted 10 years ago

    I don't usually seek inspiration. If I do, it quickly becomes incredibly elusive. Ideas just occasionally pop into my head when I am least prepared to receive them (like when I'm just dropping off to sleep). Then I have to struggle to keep them there, until I can get to the computer.

  5. balisunset profile image60
    balisunsetposted 10 years ago

    just go to forums.digitalpoint.com

    there are plenty of desperate ppl who will write your article for 1 cent/word

    1. seohowto profile image60
      seohowtoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      wonderful advice - do you really think that they can write a great hub? Most of them barely speak English...

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        What SEO said. 1 cent a word? I be am think not such good ideas......

  6. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 10 years ago

    http://markpknowles.com/wp-content/gallery/motivational-posters-not/DM%20-%20Motivation.jpg

    big_smile

  7. profile image0
    Ana Louisposted 10 years ago

    An inspiration is something that moves you emotionally or mentally, and I find that life is full of inspriation.  I examine my own life and try to determine if I know something or experienced something that might help another person in some way.  I write down all the things that interest me and want to know more about.  Sometimes writing can be as much about you learning something as it is sharing that information with others.   People watching is another avenue to find inspiration...I love this activity, and will often jot down some of my observations for later use.  Another source of inspiration is the news (TV and paper), magazines, music, nature, and the list goes on and on.

    I hope some of this will "inspire" you.

    As you can see I don't have a problem being inspired...I have pages and pages of hand written material to prove it.  My problem is having the time to sit down and complete all of the works in progress.

  8. Pete Michner profile image80
    Pete Michnerposted 10 years ago

    I didn't make the following; I found it on some forum and it looks like the credit goes to a C.F. Jackson:

    I Am HABIT

    I am your constant companion.

    I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.

    I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.

    I am completely at your command.

    Half the things you do, you might just as well turn
    over to me, and I will be able to do them quickly and
    correctly.

    I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with
    me.

    Show me exactly how you want something done, and
    after a few lessons I will do it automatically.

    I am the servant of all great men.
    And, alas, of all failures as well.

    Those who are great, I have made great.

    I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision
    of a machine.

    Plus, the intelligence of man.

    You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin; it makes
    no difference to me.

    Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will put the
    world at your feet.

    Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
    Who am I?

    I am  HABIT.

  9. Misha profile image70
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    LOL. Just LOL. The majority of my hubs are written by ghost writers for 1 cent a word or less. More, half of them are spun. big_smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      But are they great hubs? big_smile

      Or do they just attract traffic which clicks an ad and disappears never to return ?

      Which could also be considered great - depending on your perspective lol

      By the way - since I stopped writing, I am using your suggested traffic techniques and my traffic has gone up 60% over the last 3 months smile

      How far off 300K views are you?

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)