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In today’s blogosphere, creativity is a great asset to have. There’s even a book that says right-brainers will rule the future. Great book, by the way.
The internet is getting more and more crowded with webmasters and bloggers looking to make money with their site.
To stand out from the crowd, you’ll need creative ideas. But what about writer’s block? It seems to come a worst times, right? The bloggers in your niche are publishing creative posts while you can only think of stuff to say that bloggers have already said many times over.
You want to come up with something conceptually new. You want to come up with something people don’t expect.
Here is a simple tip for lazy bloggers looking for a creative spark:
Think of another niche that people can relate to and connect it with your niche.
Have a car blog? Connect your niche with Hollywood and write “The 10 Most Famous Cars in TV and Movies”.
Are you in the saturated metablogging niche? This blogger connected blogging with haikus.
Do you blog about personal finance? Connect finance with travel and you can publish “25 Creative Ways to Save Money for your Next Winter Vacation”.
Got a celebrity blog? Ryan, owner of a celebrity blog, wrote about his most successful linkbait. He connected his niche with sports and The 50 Hottest Women of Sports got over 1.4 million pageviews.
Why This Tip Works
The reason this tip works is because there’s nothing really new under the sun. My theory about creativity is that most things we consider creative are basically connections that weren’t seen before by the general public. Someone came around and said “what if we connected these things?”
Think about the sandwich. There was a time in history when the sandwich didn’t exist. But someone saw the connection between bread, vegetables, and meat. And voila! Something creative that has brought a smile to the world 🙂
The guitar is an amazing instrument. Think about the connections someone had to make to create the first guitar. And then in the 21st century, you add electricity and you’ve got the rock and roll movement.
The Risk in Being Creative
There will always be risk in being creative, in making connections other people don’t see. In your attempt to be creative, some of your posts will fall flat. However, the alternative to not risking out is being boring. Boring gets lost in the blogosphere.
Because you’re targeting another niche, these type of posts can get you links that you would not get otherwise.
What post will you publish that will relate to another niche?