Filling our social media schedules isn’t always as easy and straightforward as it seems. Sometimes we’re stuck for inspiration and need a little help.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, and especially for us entrepreneurs there are tons of resources such as blogs, pinterest, Facebook groups etc.
The fun thing though, is to get inspiration from places where you would least expect it because it’s fresh and most likely something your audience hasn’t heard before.
In this post I’ll share four unconventional places for social media inspiration.
1. On the train
Take a train or bus ride from your place to anywhere that takes your fancy, but leave your phone or your book in your bag. Simply sit and observe.
It’s fascinating to see what happens on public transport and to eavesdrop on other people’s conversations. I know it can be a little bit rude to eavesdrop but sometimes it’s simply impossible to block out someone else’s conversation so we might as well draw inspiration from it.
I’m often fascinated by the landscape too and feel inspired by looking out the window.
Where is your next train trip taking you?
2. At the park
The next place to get inspired is the park. Whether it’s spending an afternoon reading on a picnic blanket or taking your dog for a walk. Make the conscious effort to unplug and take in your surroundings.
I often have interesting conversations with other dog owners that inspire me to write about a certain topic.
Time to head out, enjoy!
3. Time unplugged
This one you can do anywhere. Set foot outside your door, go for a walk and let your thoughts roam.
I’ve had some amazing inspiration from simply walking to the shops, noticing how someone is marketing their business and use that as inspiration to write a blog post.
Sometimes it’s a critique that I have on how something is done (such as customer service) and I use this to inspire my positive post on how to do a certain thing in your business and why.
Let your surroundings inspire you.
4. In magazines
Read a magazine. No, not the one that comes in your inbox but a real paper one.
I have to say that I’m not one for gossip magazines, but I do love reading Collective Magazine, Frankie or an interior design magazine.
There is so much information that you could turn into instagram quotes or Facebook posts. Put your feet up, read and let yourself be inspired.
You’ll be amazed at what you’ll find outside your internet bubble.
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