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Old 05-26-2013, 11:26 AM
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5 Ideas for Putting the Soul Back into Your Content

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If you’re a writer or content creator for long enough, you’ll eventually reach a point where everything you do becomes a routine. You develop the habit of writing 1000 words a day and stick to it like your life depends on it. You keep perfect and polishing your work until it inevitably loses that thing that made it shine so much in the first place. In other words, the soul goes out of it. So how do you put the soul back into it?
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:34 PM
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I found this was an epiphanal moment for me:
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When we constantly read other people’s books, blog posts, and advice, we drown out the sound of our own voice and wisdom. We make it impossible to create something from within. If we constantly turn outward for inspiration, we run the risk of sounding too much like other people
I used to read a lot of self help, business and how-to books and I noticed in certain conversations I found myself repeating some of the stuff I read. In the last year or so I haven't read much at all, mostly too busy with work, and now I'm finding in conversations I'm coming up with much more unique perspectives. In a rather deep conversation a few days ago the other person asked if that idea I had was original, and I proudly said yes. It's nice to put down the books and just open your mind for a while.
 
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It's a good piece. I often find I write my best when I'm walking to the gym (I guess that is counted under #1). I'm centered. My iphone is full of notes that I end up referring to later. Sometimes it can just be one line, but that one line is the soul of the entire article.
 
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OK. This one I liked a lot more.

All sound advice

Except for maybe number 3. I find that if I am struggling to create, I can take time off to sit with a favorite book and then the creativity comes back..

Sometimes, it takes a really long sit.. I don't think it would hurt if this sit was accompanied by a fancy cocktail with an umbrella in it, on a beautiful beach, somewhere warm and sunny... ho hum.. I think I need a vacation :-(
 
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:06 PM
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I tend to get my best writing idea's while in the shower. Got no pen or paper. Sometimes the idea's and motivation to get working on the blog come in the strangest places.
 
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