Want new ideas? Expose yourself to new stuff

The brain that doesn’t feed itself eats itself.’ –  Gore Vidal


To get new ideas, and break out from your normal routine. This is a creativity and innovation expert’s battle cry, often repeated but rarely practiced. It seems to me that some people are just naturally more curious than others BUT I do think we can help others become more curious.

And the best thing about it is it’s really easy!

It’s never too late to break out

We now live in a world where ‘there’s a lot more of everything’ and a lot less of anything worthy, it’s even more present in the world of web design. As digital tools become more ubiquitous, anybody can have a website now for free through services like WordPress, Typepad, Blogger, Posterous, Tumblr and countless others, and a website that has a personality (not just content) is sure to stand out. As an example, if you are a doctor then you can grow your practice through digital marketing and applying some out of box ideas to reach your target audience.

I was going through my daily ritual of browsing through Popurls and found a post on which totally blew my mind away. I wasn’t really looking for a specific post on blog design but just the ACT of browsing Popurls I was exposed to the idea of reimagining the post section of a blog which is now becoming a commodity as I mentioned above.

And that’s the point: To get new ideas you might never have thought of, expose yourself to things you normally wouldn’t pay attention to.

All you need to start is Popurls

I’ve given you a quick and easy way to find ideas:

  1. Set Popurls as your home page for the next week and just browse through the links. Most of the stuff there might not appeal to you at the beginning, but don’t judge, just browse and let go and you’ll find stuff you might not have thought off and it might produce and idea in your head.

That’s it, do this daily. Once you’ve done this for a week or so head over to Alltop and browse through the ‘interests’ section, I guarantee your brain is going to light up like the Xenon lights on your BMW!

Feed your head

On our quest to become creative thinkers we need to read new information and ideas to feed our minds so remember: Expose your brain to things you normally wouldn’t pay attention to.

Where do you get new ideas from? Share your secrets!

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