Blogging Tools I Can’t Live Without

When creativity is mentioned, one of the first things that people associate with it is the spark of inspiration. This is the moment when a solution crystallizes in the mind of the creator, where the strings of the divine puppeteer are hinged and the creator becomes an automaton focused solely on giving life to his vision. But this depiction, more often than not, undermines the path the creator had to tread to create the fertile environment that channels his creativity and allow ideas to blossom.

While blogging is sometimes looked down upon as being an elaborate form of “copy and paste”, it doesn’t have to be. The best bloggers offer original and engaging content for their readers that keeps them coming back for more. They approach blogging as a creative process, making it a necessity for them to adopt a routine which inspires them.

Here, I’ll be sharing with you my routine hoping that it will inspire you to create your own routine, or amend the one you currently follow.

Sources

Sources are the river that feeds a blogger’s inspiration, and that river should be a deep one. Even if you are a single issue blogger, you will still need to adopt a “big picture” view on things and drop the tunnel vision. And that’s were aggregators come in to play.

Newser

Tech Grid @ Newser

Newser is by far my favorite news aggregator and I check it at least once a day. The variety of topics and view points help to always keep me attuned to what’s going on around the world. It covers the entire spectrum of news from the absurd to the morbidly serious and from the technological to the inspirational. It’s grid view makes it very easy to skim through dozens of news items and posts in a matter of seconds.

Write A Story with Tim Burton Via Twitter! [Deadline 6 Dec]

Alice in Wonderland, A Nightmare Before Christmas, and many others are proofs of Tim Burton’s vivid imagination and wild creativity. However, Tim Burton did not stop there, he is now using Twitter, with the help of TIFF, to bring out the creativity in tweeps and allow them to be part of his ingenious masterpieces via a unique website called: Tim Burton’s Cadavre Exquis

Tim Burton's Story Telling Experiment Via Twitter

Tim Burton's Story Telling Experiment Via Twitter

10 Must-Know Advantages & Disadvantages of Social Media

Only a few technology-loving, mind-stimulating and idea-generating individuals out there are still unplugged with social media. I am sure those too will join soon as well since social media is not just a platform for easy and simple advanced online marketing, it is also the revolution of our century! Many people have tried to capture [...]

The Zimmer Twins: Taking Story Telling to A Whole New Level!

Have you ever watched Dexter’s Laboratories on Cartoon Network? Did you ever wish that the ending of an episode was different? Or maybe that the characters could do more?

Well, wishing time is over, at least when it comes to Jason Krogh’s and Aaron Leighton’s Zimmer Twins!

Lay’s vs. Pringles: Can Social Media Alter Your Taste Buds?

Lay’s vs. Pringles: Can Social Media Alter Your Taste Buds?

Lay's Happiness Exhibit Campaign

An attempt to try and separate social media users' efforts from brand efforts and compare similar brands in terms of the amount of effort and resources they are REALLY investing in order to deserve the exposure they are getting! For my first two brands, I chose Pringles vs. Lay's.

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10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

10 Tips to Ensure That You’re NOT A Social Media Sucker!

Quality Counts!

"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself". ~Alfred Sheinwold - Therefore, I hope you will learn from my experience about the top 10 tips you should follow when using social media!

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10 Tips on Reinventing Yourself through Social Media!

10 Tips on Reinventing Yourself through Social Media!

Facebook to meet new and old friends

Not only does social media provide a place for sharing valuable content, it also has the power to heal you and help you reinvent yourself...

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How to Best Promote Your Brand Using Social Media [read @ bkmacdaddy.com]

How to Best Promote Your Brand Using Social Media [read @ bkmacdaddy.com]

Achieving Success

The best 10 top tips and ideas that can help steer a brand towards success and away from mistakes that might lead to utter failure and losses...

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What Does Your Twitter Avatar & Background Say About YOU?

What Does Your Twitter Avatar & Background Say About YOU?

An example of Avatar Relevancy

Do you think your Twitter avatar and background have an impact on how your current and potential followers view you? Can using an "inappropriate" avatar or background actually be a reason to lower the number Twitter users interested in following you or even attract the "wrong" type of followers?

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How To: Organize Effective Brainstorming Sessions!

How To: Organize Effective Brainstorming Sessions!

Using visual aids for effective brainstorming sessions...

Did the good old days of gathering to pool ideas, knowledge and thoughts in efforts to create unmatched outcomes through brainstorming sessions come to an end? How could brainstorming sessions be organized in such a way that brings about valuable results? What are the main things to be avoided during brainstorming sessions?

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