What is the List of 100??
Are you having trouble coming up with ideas for your blog? Have you heard of the List of 100? I found this list a few months on Pinterest. Little Fox Coffee pinned this idea and I thought I had to try this. So what is it? Well let me tell you!
The concept is simple, but let me tell you the execution is not quick that is for sure. It took me over 2 hours, but I felt so accomplished after and I had a blast doing it. The idea is to sit down and come up with 100 ideas. These ideas could be for your blog, things you want to accomplish, or just ideas under a common theme (how to increase creativity or productivity). The only rule? You must complete it in one sitting. Hence my 2 hours!
So what is the point of this list building? The list building exercise is meant to help brainstorm ideas, that we wouldn't normally think of. The first 30 or so, will be simple. They're ideas you've probably been thinking about for awhile. The next 50 ideas will be the ideas be a bit trickier. They could be some ridiculous ideas, fun ideas, or some surprising ideas. Your last 20 may also be hard to come up, but your mind could be really inspired by that point, and you will come up with some great ideas. If you're like me, then you will probably keep adding to it, after you're done. I think I am still adding to mine.
Why do we have to do it in one sitting? If you do this in multiple settings, you will not push your subconscious to the limit. You may not get your best ideas. So try to do it all in one sitting. Don't worry if you come up with repeats. Just keep writing! If you find it a little difficult, try to eliminate distractions such as music or tv. A glass of wine can help relax you!
No one has to see this list. So don't think that it needs to be perfect. No one needs to see how crazy your ideas are, unless you want them to. It's up to you!
So I decided to make a list of 100 for blog topics for my blog. I came up with a lot of great ideas, which will help me forward with this blog. It not only helped me with ideas to talk about, but also helped me see how I want to expand this blog eventually. It also helped me come up with ideas for any holiday topics I want to talk about.
Here are some list ideas for you to try!
- 100 ways to increase productivity
- 100 ways to increase creativity
- 100 blog topics
- 100 things to do in 6 months
- 100 things to declutter
- 100 things that make me happy
- 100 things to do before I die
Since originally writing this piece, I had so much fun that I decided to do several lists. It seriously helped me come up with so many different blog posts ideas for each topic of this blog. The idea is genius! It also pushes you out of your comfort zone and make you think of things you never would have dreamt up. It got to the point where literally I would keep a list going with me at all times!
Have you ever made a list of 100? How do you come up with ideas for your blog? Let me know in the comment section below!