I noticed a couple of weeks ago that I was struggling to come up with my next Write From the Headlines post – there are no shortage of interesting news stories, but I wasn't making any immediate connections to coaching article topics.
I let it go (what else was I to do?) and my thoughts turned to how creativity under pressure is always a precarious situation.
So I've created an idea catcher (read more about idea catchers) – a worksheet that lists the types of coaching I've been addressing in previous Write From the Headlines posts, so I can keep it by the seat where I do most of my television news watching. I also carry a few in the car with me (to use only at stoplights, of course!), because I often listen t0 680 news while I drive.
This way, I can open my mind to possible article topic ideas throughout the week (instead of just when I do most of my blogging, which is Friday through Monday), and I have an easy way to jot them down.
It's a very simple solution – check out the worksheet here – but has already proven to be SO helpful!
Writing prompts: Is there a template, checklist or other idea catcher you can create as a quick and easy way to jot down content ideas for your newsletter or blog?