Creative states and how to use them for your website
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Regularly creating unique and creative written content is the key to making your blog or similar online project thrive in cyberspace. On the other hand, designing your website and developing its features further is also equally important. If you’ve got a music showcase as part of your online project, then you’ll need to compose new tracks. And if you are all about videos, you will have to direct and edit some videos to upload. You’ll still need to enter a state of flowing creativity to create and design the content you’d like to have featured on your website. Whatever form it takes or skills it requires, it will always need you to be at your most inspired!
Putting yourself into the right mindset to be creative and productive isn’t always easy. We at HostArmada have decided to publish a blog post dealing with creativity and how to get into the right mental state to maximize and improve the work done on your online project!
Before we get started, here is a quote by renowned author George Orwell in regards to creativity and creating content:
A creative way to clear writer’s blocks
The concept of freewriting has been around for quite some time now and is the go-to journeyman’s trick for creative writers used in overcoming their writing blocks.
Here is how freewriting works:
Start by setting a timer for around thirty minutes or more. When the timer starts running, commence writing, and only finish when you’re out of time. That means that you shouldn’t stop to pause or edit for any reason. As you keep writing, your mental blocks will wear away. You can put the thoughts at the top of your mind on your text editor, and when you’ve emptied all your surface ideas, creativity will force your mind to come up with fresh and new content as you continue to write.
The technique of freewriting is an effective way to combat writer’s blocks. You’ll find that it’s also an excellent way to bring out original ideas to the surface and create exciting blog posts. Freewriting is an exercise that overcomes self-criticism and self-editing that often stops your creativity from breaking through stagnation. Use it to find new ideas for your blog posts and to dig deep for your best ideas!
How to boost your creative states?
The key to applying your creativity is to connect the dots between disparate bites of information that you will find online and offline during your time researching your audience and topic. As a content creator, you will need to have information about various topics so that they’ll provide you with a rich source of ideas and inspiration. When you combine them to create the new content, using skills you’ve gained that will be showcased on your website, you’ll have to consider if it’s going to something that will be interesting even to a knowledgeable audience.
When people hear or read the word “research”, usually the first thing that pops into their mind is the idea of someone pouring over books or articles, reading without end. But there are more ways to broaden your horizons than to sit around and read all day!
Methods of inspiration and research
There are more ways than one, and we won’t list them all here because it wouldn’t be possible to cover everything, but the general and widespread methods are guaranteed to help you create the content that you are aiming for.
Here are some effective ways to deepen your understanding and find inspiration:
- Take up online classes: Today, there are many affordable platforms to learn various new skills and subjects. Consider taking short online courses to explore different topics and learn something new while you are at it.
- Go on long walks: Clear your mind and let the creativity flow. Walking as a way to expand your creativity has always been and always will be. Science also backs it up. Walking outside gives you stimuli from the environment and helps with making up new ideas.
- Get to know your audience: You need to do audience research to understand what people are looking for and get ideas on what they’ll be interested in seeing from you. You should directly ask your audience for the information they want to see. Ask for feedback with forms and surveys.
- Always keep reading: Reading books and articles will provide you with more information, inspiration, and skills that will greatly help you.
- Find your Flow state: A “flow state”, also known colloquially as “being in the zone”, is a state in which a person performing some activity fully immerses in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. For each person, it is unique, and entering it is different. If you master it, magical things will happen for you in creative pursuits and more!
There is more creativity inside you than you think!
As long as you keep creating something you are passionate about, you’ll keep taking yourself to a new level of creative expression the more you do it. You’ll see things from a whole new perspective the more you improve your skills and your knowledge. So, believe us when we say there is more inside of you than you could think or even imagine at this time. There are years of innovative creativity inside you that will only get deeper and more beautiful over time through active expression. Creativity that is just waiting to be unleashed. And it would be a shame to hold that back from the world!
One of the main reasons we at HostArmada are engaged in the web hosting business is to help our clients realize their own genius and creativity through our platform. This is how we help you contribute to the internet in a positive and wholesome way! Being able to monetize your passion and turn it into a self-expanding and self-actualizing business is just an added bonus.
Creating engaging content is an essential activity for any business. It increases your website visibility online and also gives your audience something to keep them entertained. An active and frequently updated website is also a sign of your business being successful and current. If you leverage the use of keywords and phrases, your written content can appear as a top result for searches carried out by your audience regardless of the format or content you are actually producing.
Use the helpful tips we’ve given you here to make interesting and creative content for your website. With some effort and practice, you’ll be sure to find positive responses, higher engagement, and a greater number of visitors whom you can convert into customers with the help of your content!
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, feel free to reach back to us at any time. HostArmada remains ready to be deployed 24/7!