Mind mapping for content creation
MIND MAPPING FOR CONTENT CREATION
I don’t know about anyone else, but I have been struggling with content creation. You get to point with your blogs where you wonder how you can possibly come up with new articles that is fresh information.
I was surfing YouTube the other day and watched a video by Tony Buzan, a neurologist, with credentials in psychology etc. An over achiever, I first watched a half hour lecture. I was less than impressed with his delivery to his audience, he was passive aggressive and insulting to many who had obviously paid to be at this lecture. I found myself so annoyed with him that dropped out of the video not wishing to view any further.
Straight after this I clicked on another video by Dr Buzan it was a short presentation on Mind-mapping and it was captivating. Despite my dislike of this man I watched the video through and was interested enough to do my own mind map for content creation because I was struggling with finding topics that have not been done before. Crazy as it sounds Mind mapping for releasing your inner genius works, rather it did for me. I wanted to do something that has not been done at least a thousand times before.
So after watching the video by Tony Buzan https://youtu.be/u5Y4pIsXTV0 I started my map and really struggled to come up with this first diagram.
My website is about finding online jobs for wealth creation. The central focus of my website is to present ways to make money from online jobs. So as you can see the central spot is my website and it is all about JOBS and inside the circle is a home where my business resides. It means nothing to you, but it is symbolic for me.
With mind mapping you are supposed to let your subconscious mind bring ideas to the surface, you can use colour which stimulates your subconscious and you can only use single words for your concepts. The reason is you want the concepts to be broad so that they can lead to expansion of ideas. Too many words will inhibit your subconscious mind and we want to liberate our minds and not confine them. Images are encouraged because they also stimulate the mind.
I knew 2 things, I could begin my map with, of course Wealthy Affiliates for generating income and Fiverr. (Nothing new here) I really struggled with finding more jobs, so I went back to my day job at Scots College and completely forgot about the mind map. A half hour later I thought, “Hey why don’t I put down mind-mapping and web-design”, thinking I can always change them down the track. So here I had my first tier of thoughts and I am not very bright so I struggled to get these 4.
Once again my job interfered with my thoughts on mind mapping. An hour later I had a break in my work load which coincided with a flood of ideas, so I started jotting down ideas as they popped into my head. Suddenly my map expanded looking like this.
Now the words may not look like much to you but to me they bring back the original thought. This process is called a memory trigger. We all think differently, so you would probably use a different word for the same idea.
Now I have gone from 4 ideas to 16 ideas. In the following hour it went to 47 ideas and that number will probably double or triple before I am finished.
Now I have significant source ideas for my content creation.
You tell me, do you think mind-mapping intuitively leads you into your areas of interest and unleashed your inner creativity? Or do you think it is all a load of bunkum, like I did before I tried it.
This is my mind map so far for content creation it got too big for a hand sketch. So I down loaded a free mind mapping app called Mindjet MindManager to do the job a lot quicker, (but less fun).
Now I have 52 ideas and I just have to choose which idea gets written up first and ticked it off my list. Yesterday I was struggling for an idea, now it is just about choice.
I would love to hear your thoughts and I would like to know if anyone has heard of mind-mapping before?
Thanks for your time.