Content Creators: What gets your creative juices flowing?

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After you've finished the outlines and rough drafts of your blog, videos, whatever, what do you do when you finally flesh out your final piece of content?

For me, I either listen to classical music and jazz/blues or techno music with coffee when I'm fleshing out my final draft.

What does it for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author jross07
    Originally Posted by MartyLabrado View Post

    After you've finished the outlines and rough drafts of your blog, videos, whatever, what do you do when you finally flesh out your final piece of content?

    For me, I either listen to classical music and jazz/blues or techno music with coffee when I'm fleshing out my final draft.

    What does it for you?
    I 2nd that on the coffee, it puts me in a office like mindset and I tend to get more done. Opening up the windows and letting the sunshine in also helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author MartyLabrado
      Originally Posted by jross07 View Post

      I 2nd that on the coffee, it puts me in a office like mindset and I tend to get more done. Opening up the windows and letting the sunshine in also helps!
      You should try it with upbeat music. You'll write like a beast!

      Originally Posted by Lizfish View Post

      Nature. Greenery. The coutryside. Fresh air. I am constantly creating content so I need to keep my mind fresh.
      I like your style, Liz.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lizfish
        Originally Posted by MartyLabrado View Post

        You should try it with upbeat music. You'll write like a beast!



        I like your style, Liz.
        Thanks Marty. It's just after 9.30am in the UK. I have a whole lot of work to get done and I'm itching to get out and get the creative juices flowing. Nothing beats fresh air.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lizfish
    Nature. Greenery. The coutryside. Fresh air. I am constantly creating content so I need to keep my mind fresh.
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  • Profile picture of the author Metis
    Depends what kind of mood I'm in. If I'm struggling for motivation (some days are just a grind...), I'll slam on some Epic Music and feel like I'm part of the Fellowship heading into battle with one of Sauron's dark armies. On other occasions, when I'm "in the zone" I'll put on some classical music - I particularly like listening to the piano as I can sometimes feel a real connection as I type away on my laptop. Coffee always helps, and occasionally Red Bull may be required, but I always, always have plenty of water to hand and like to take regular breaks every 20 - 30 minutes, setting goals of what I want to achieve in each session. That's it really, no "secrets" or special tactics, just well planned out intense bursts of work.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Soundtrack to StarTrek 2009!
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  • Profile picture of the author insidmal
    I don't drink coffee.. music does help, consuming content helps a lot (reading related content; watching related videos) usually I can find something I disagree with and that will get me moving..
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  • For me, I love to write at completely the top of my head.

    If I was writing an article for a client, I would just write and write even if nothing was making complete sense. I would just keep going and going even if what I was writing wasn't perfect, and then after about 100 words I would reread everything and notice the mistakes. I would take the time to look through it and see how wrong it all was, and then the right words would hit my mind.

    I know, it's funny, but it works really great.

    I would also say listening to music and allowing myself to just not overthink is really helpful.

    Also, I would have to say that researching the niche is always good for getting my juices flowing,

    Oftentimes, however, just not writing for a good five minutes is all you need to clear your head and mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author NobleSavage
    Different things can do it for me. The trick seems to be to unfocus and relax. I'll go for a walk at the park or drink a beer or get on a forum and talk about random stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony J Namata
    I need total silence. I built a small bird sanctuary in my garden for birds to have a drink of water and feed. Oh yes, I feed them. And now I have hundreds of birds that live inside the palms in my garden. They love it here. So when I'm writing during the day, I get to see and hear them chirp. Just the peace and quiet and sublime connection to nature I need to keep me focused.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyPlan
    I don't like having any noise in the room when I'm writing as it's hard to focus. I want everything to be silent and that means no TV or music as it's only a distraction. This is especially true if I'm focusing on highly detailed or technical information.
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