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Flip an Idea – Beating Bloggers Block

Posted By Darren Rowse 24th of November 2005 Writing Content 0 Comments

Pancake18. Flip an Idea

Sometimes I get stuck on an idea because I’ve only ever looked at it from one angle. What about tackling it from another direction? Flip it!

One of the most memorable discussions I’ve ever participated in here at ProBlogger was the day I asked ‘What’s Wrong with Blogging?

What I didn’t write on that post was that the idea actually came to me on a day when I was trying to write a post on the topic of ‘What’s Good about Blogging?’ Sometimes when we flip an idea and start arguing a case that we don’t agree with we learn a lot and find new inspiration.

Another time I flipped an idea was back in March when I ran my first annual ProBlogger Underblogger Awards. Again the idea started as a normal Awards post but flipping it to be an award with a twist took it to a more unique place.

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About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  1. Slightly OT- Whats going on? You trying to break some sort of post per day record?

  2. I doubt it – my record is 120….wont be doing that again in a hurry…

  3. This post contains a great idea! :))

  4. Is that you flipping that omelette, Darren?


  5. Its a pancake isn’t it Mark?

  6. it’s not me – but it is a pancake

  7. Flipping an idea on its head is definitely a great way to gain a different (better?) perspective and sometimes even have a lot of fun. I did something like this yesterday and wound up spending hours composing a single post. But I had lots of fun, and I think I like the post, too.

  8. Thanks for the nice story. I love the idea of ‘flipping it’ to get creative. If you’re interested I posted about this in my post about the book “Why Not?” (How to Use Everyday Ingenuity to Solve Problems Big and Small). The section is “2.2 Would flipping it work (SYMMETRY)?”: http://ideamatt.blogspot.com/2005/05/notes-on-book-why-not-how-to-use.html

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