Brilliant ideas don’t just pop into our heads, well, not mine anyway. In order to be consistent with blogging, I have to search for inspiration and one of the keys to finding good blogging fuel is to have a go-to list of places to hunt. Here’s my go-to list which fills my cup of inspiration:
You have to be careful because once you start hunting around, you can go straight down the rabbit hole and emerge several hours later! However, they are a great way to find great information usually vetted by the community as a whole. Here are a few popular sites:
Where do you turn for the latest news in your industry? Do you belong to a trade association, or get a newsletter? Are there thought leaders in your industry that you frequently visit? Add them to your list of places to check out. Discussing the latest and greatest in your industry is a great blogging topic. What do you like about the changes or latest trends? Do you have a problem or concern with the impact on your industry?
RSS Feed Aggregator:
AllTop is an RSS Aggregator which covers “All the Top” stories. Search on any topic and you’ll find the RSS feed to go with it. AllTop makes sure that their feeds are good quality and will not accept just anyone. You can follow luminaries and other VIPs, like the founder of AllTop, Guy Kawasaki, or the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh.
I get inspiration from checking in on my favorite bloggers – they inspire me and I keep going back for more. A few of my favorite bloggers are Seth Godin, Purpose Fairy, Pioneer Woman, Jeff Bullas and Snarketing.