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Jan 11, 2022
An easy-to-remember mnemonic system for conjuring content ideas.
I came up with this alphabetical system by picking a string of consecutive letters that sounds good. I landed on LMNOP.
Here they are:
Pay attention to the things you hear throughout the day. The world is a noisy place, but there are some auditory nuggets. Be ready to take note of them.
for headline ideas
I mean mimic as a synonym to imitate. Don’t copy something outright, but there’s no shame in replicating successful content, with your own twist.
topics that engage
To be a writer is to be a professional noticer. Always be on the lookout for things that spark inspiration, which you can grow into a full-fledged inferno.
what makes you uncomfortable
what people ask your advice on
how people act/react to situations
This could also be “outdo”. Do something better than another person. If they had 7 tips, write 9. If the content shone but the formatting didn't, improve it.
the number of items on a list
the quality/depth of an article
the approach to digital writing
Take something interesting and restate it to give the meaning in a different form. Like I did for the definition of “paraphrase” from merriam-webster.com.
a conversation/interview and expand upon it
a well-known story, and add to it
the content of valuable videos
It’s pronounced “ellem-enno-pee” by the way ;)