If you blog, then you know what it can be like to be stuck.  You need to write, but you just cannot find the motivation.

A proven way to succeed in writing when ideas don't come easily is to use quotations.  Finding famous quotes from United States Presidents, Diplomats, Actors, Scientists, Inventors and the like, always makes for good reading and inspiration.

Apply The Genius Of A Genius

For example, American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson once stated “Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it.  Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage.  As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west.”

Not a bad quote, but the cool thing is that I actually USED A QUOTE in this tip as PART OF THE CONTENT on how to use quotes in your content.

I'll let you think about that one for a bit.

Consider Someone Else's Point of View.

If you've been able to start an article or book but now you've reached a point of impasse, try obtaining other people’s points of view.  Let’s say you've written about dating.  Although you're married, you remember the dating world.  However, you've now hit a wall and no matter what you do, you just can't seem to get past it.  You have teenagers who are actively dating, so why not ask what they think. They can probably provide a fresh viewpoint, associated with today’s society that you hadn’t thought of.

Do you realize how much society is changing, and has changed?

Twenty-five years ago the biggest problems in schools were:  tardiness, spitballs and chewing tobacco.

Today the biggest problems are:  violence, sexually transmitted diseases / pregnancy and drugs.

But, if you aren't raising a child today, you might not even be aware of the changes that have taken place.

The important thing is to ask questions to get other people's point of view.  And here are the two questions to ask…

What do you KNOW about this situation? (What are the facts?)
What do you THINK about this situation? (What is your opinion?)

And what a way to find more ideas to write about…

An astounding 83% of polled Americans feel like…
Three out of four residents said the mayor was doing a good job…
Among the biggest concerns were…
The top 7 most requested…

Whatever the results — whether your content is in agreement with, or in disagreement with — you have something more to comment about.  You can debate the results, emphasize the results, agree with the results, expand on the results, editorialize the results and (or) explain the results.

More content.  More ideas.  More perspective.

Hope that helps….

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