Almost every time that I am about to finish an article, I get this feeling of the unknown.

This feeling arises due to the fact that I don't know what my next article could, should or will be about.

I am pretty sure that many of you experience this feeling occasionally, especially if you are beginners.

Today, I was kind of reflecting upon this "problem" and later this day I had a realization.

The last four articles which I have created had nothing to do with what I had previously planned. Instead they were just spontaneous creations of momentary inspiration while researching for information within my niche.

My niche is spirituality and self-development, which are subjects I am passionate about and constantly searching for more information, not only for my website but for my journey as well.

I really don't like planning ahead, because chances are that half of the time, or even more the plan won't go exactly my way.

Thus, what I have consciously decided today, but subconsciously doing for some time now is to trust myself ,keep my mind and eyes open and seek inspiration literally everywhere and in every passing moment.

In order to maximize my inspiration and subsequently my "article output" I decided to make some changes to the ways that I am getting informed about my niche, through my social media, RSS feeds, e-mails etc.

I am currently using Facebook, G+ and YouTube more than any other social media so I am going to talk about the changes that I have made into each of these of my accounts towards maximizing my inspiration, but I believe that the principles are almost the same for any other kind of social media.

Let me first talk about my Facebook account.



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HVella Premium
Love the idea of the bookmark folders, off to do that now :)
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Xaric Premium
Hey Helen,

I am so glad that this was of help. :)

Be well.

Harry!
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startouched Premium
Hi,

I often have this problem myself. Do you have Google Alerts set up? I use them but don't get a LOT of inspiration. My niche is essential oils for healthy pets and people. It is rather broad and the competition is high, but it is my passion so I continue to pursue it.
Another good option is to search top trends in your niche on Google.
Yesterday, I had no idea what I was going to write about and it had been like a week since I published anything. I ended up writing an article about using essential oils for colds and flu season because I have been sick with the crud that is gong around. LOL. No, the content wasn't brand new to the niche, but I believe that I did share some information that might be helpful to someone ;-)
-Kathy
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Xaric Premium
Hey Kathy,

I don't use Google alerts, I believe that they wouldn't be much of a help. I am already getting all the info that I need from my social media.

My niche is very broad too and I have difficulty finding keywords with low competition, but it is my passion and I will keep fighting as well.

You can take advantage literally everything in your life and be aware of inspiration in everything.

Keep pursuing your passion.

Harry!
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jtaienao Premium
I totally agree with you as far as utilizing social media as a source of gaining back your inspiration. We all have opinions and views that are powerful tools for ourselves as well as others. By interacting with other people you may see things in another light that might persuade to see or feel about things in a totally different perspective. I myself appreciate other peoples views. I may now agree all the time but I can at least gauge others views in comparison to mine. Maybe their views are better, who knows.
Anyway, I hope you find this useful. I wish you much success moving forward.

Regards,
Jerome
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Xaric Premium
Hey Jerome.

I had never realized it until recently, but if you know how to utilize your social media they could offer you an enormous amount of knowledge and insight on many subjects.

I don't personally believe in a "better view" of something. I prefer calling it a different view. A view from a diverse angle maybe.

I once found inspiration in a two-word comment bellow a post of a page which I had liked.

If someone keeps his eyes and mind open, he will never run out of things to write.

Harry!
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jtaienao Premium
I absolutely agree with you. Thanks for opening this window of opportunity for me.

Regards,
Jerome
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