One of the greatest things about Twitter to me is that the conversations can help you brainstorm. This is also one of the reasons why I’m addicted to Twitter. I previously wrote about ways to get through writer’s block, and conversation was a key element in breaking through. What’s one of the most conversational tools on the internet now? Twitter of course.
Finding An Idea On Twitter
With Twitter, there are a host of great blog posts just waiting to be written. Fortunately for you, they aren’t being written and instead being "tweeted". This is a great advantage for bloggers for scour their Twitter streams to create relevant posts. All you have to do is sit back, watch, and wait. Pay attention to what’s flowing through your stream. Focus on questions that are being asked.
Brainstorming With Twitter
With a nice stream of incoming Twitter messages, there’s always something to expand on. In essence, Twitter usually does most of my brainstorming for me. I just pick out the great ideas and ponder them either then and there or later on.To continue brainstorming with Twitter you can ask questions or post a Twitter poll to help you expand on whatever thought you may have picked up on. There are many ways to solve a problem and even if the solutions already exist, think about other ways to solve a problem and pay attention to the tweets that offer various other solutions that haven’t been written.
Putting It On Paper…Or Screen
After the first two steps, the majority of your work from here is already done. You may want to research your thoughts or the thoughts you may choose to combine with your own. Otherwise, you have plenty of groundwork for your next blog post and Twitter did most of it for you. All you had to do was wait, watch, and focus, with a little research here and there. It’s all about paying attention and opening your mind to what could become your next big hit. Now I see how Twitter pays Marshall’s rent.