Five Wacky Content Writing and Ideation Tools That You Should Know About

The Weird and Wacky World of Content Ideation

You’re rapidly running out of ideas for your blog and/or clients. Here are a couple of kooky fabulous ways to inject some juice back into your writing. Although bearing in mind that you may end up writing about strange and quirky factoids like I do! There’s an art to thinking up new ideas for your blog, and if they don’t come to you then get some sleep and try again in the morning.

1. The Content Ideas Generator

I am reluctant to promote a competing content marketing company, but this really is the shizzle. Type a random noun into the search field and the content generator will sporadically produce some semantic masterpieces. This can be hit or miss, but it does get your brain ticking in terms of how to structure a great headline and the components that will work. Sometimes the resulting macabre headlines will spark fresh ideas too.

2. Fact Slides

This fact generator is seriously amusing. The facts aren’t just gobbledigook from the deep internet, they are actually crap that you would be surprised to know. The types of things that would make for a good article on your blog. The design is interactive, modern and pleasurable to use. Plus the facts come backed by credible sources, so no dodgy Wikipedia links.

The Weird and Wacky World of Content Ideation

The Weird and Wacky World of Content Ideation

 

FYI: Creepy busts made from pints of frozen blood…ewww!

FYI: 75% of Australia’s living species we don’t even know about yet…reassuring…NOT!

3. POPURLS

A nice little URL aggregator that tends to curate some nice articles, although this one also has a fair amount of aggregated rubbish as well, so take your chances.

4. The Hemingway Editor

Hemingway was the Overlord of Brevity. This desktop app is a terrific way to get yourself out of a writing slump and cut out any extraneous crap from your writing. Kill your darlings quickly and painlessly with this great editor. It shames you with a red highlighter when you waffle on too much. It’s a terrific idea for when you’re tired, uninspired and can’t see the forest for all of the trees.

5. Draft

Ideal for lonesome doves wandering in the wilderness as freelancers, Draft connects disparate writers and editors who can collaborate and read each other’s writing and improve it. It’s a terrific idea for long pieces of creative copy where you need an objective and fresh pair of eyes.

Do you use anything else to help you when you’re in a slump? I have been known to watch episodes of Come Dine With Me and eat stilton on crackers mindlessly when all else fails. Let me know your secret weapons.

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8 Comments

    1. Yep! Definitely, I love your food articles too, I’ve tried out a few places on your recommendation and they have turned out to be fabulous. Have you ever been to Little India on Anzac street, it is excellent. I think probably the best Indian place we’ve been to, better than Urban Turban

  1. This is a great list!!

    Fact Slides looks like it will be my favorite. Not only will I have blog ideas but I’ll be able to amaze friends and family with facts they never wanted to know (great fun!!).

    Very Best Regards,
    Eric

    1. Thanks Eric, you are always so generous with your comments and I love that you take the time to read my posts. I am glad this will be useful to you. It’s great having fun facts to amaze people with. Never know when they might come in handy, at a pub quiz or on a TV game show perhaps?

    1. Hey there. Thanks for the comment. I personally find that the news is a bit depressing, the world of wordpress though can be a sort of reprieve from this, it’s a universe unto itself 🙂

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