Sparking Ideas with Sparklers this July 4th

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Whitney W

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I don’t have an exact count, but I believe I’ve produced well over 5,000 pieces of content since I started my writing career in 2010. The topics that I’ve covered as a content writer are far and wide –home improvements, mental health disorders, car care, patio furniture– and many of these topics I’ve created numerous pieces of content for.

Sometimes, though, my mind starts going blank after writing so much content about the same topic. This is why I prefer to keep my writing endeavors broad. Shaking things up with different topics is always a good thing in my book. And many times, when it seems I’ve run out of ideas for a certain order, if I push it to the side and start to work on a different order, even if the two are completely unrelated, the second order will spark a creative idea within me that I can use on the first order.

Speaking of creative ideas, with Fourth of July right around the corner, there’s no better time for us writers to let our creativity shine. For most of us, hopefully, we’ll be spending a lot of time with family and friends during the holiday weekend. I personally believe that talking and interacting with other people is the best way to nurture our creativity. By simply listening to the interests and concerns of the people that we mingle with, we can quickly come up with ideas for content.

My family is really fun to be around. We talk about a lot of topics other than the weather. From plastic surgery to camping to Kentucky basketball to building bridges, there’s always a fun and interesting conversation to jump into at our family gatherings. And no matter the topic that’s being discussed, something always gets brought up that relates to a piece of content that I’ve recently created as well as ones that I’m in the process of completing.

Life should be centered around opening our minds and being creative. If you’re finding it difficult to nurture your creativity, try diving into all the conversations taking place at your family gatherings. And if it happens to be a Fourth of July gathering, once nighttime rolls around and the kids are playing with sparklers, keep your mind open and join in on the fun. You might find that one of their sparklers sparks some creativity into your life.

Whitney W creates content for both online and offline clients. She spends her days switching back and forth between the roles of a content writer, mother, and wife. As she continues to progress in her career as a content creator, she has learned there are many ways to nurture creativity in both her life and her writing.


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