Coming up with a list of five things every week seemed easy enough at the start. Most times, it is. Some weeks, I just have no idea what to write about. I can’t just fallback on YouTube videos or music whenever that happens. I mean, I could … by my bosses may not love me for it. So, this week I wrote the Benchmark 5: Sites I Turn to for Writing Inspiration.
- Buzzfeed. It’s rare that a week goes by when I don’t see a Buzzfeed post get shared by 10+ friends on Facebook. Sometimes it’s easier to go straight to the source. These guys have their pulse on what it is people want to see on the Internet.
- Facebook. My friends on Facebook aren’t only sharing Buzzfeed posts. I go there to see what it is that they currently care about … or what they’re complaining about.
- Twitter. With Facebook, I can gauge where my friends’ heads are at. On Twitter, that sample size is expanded to all the news sources, TV and Film critics, comedians, musicians, etc. that I follow.
- TMZ. I know this sounds ridiculous. TMZ is ridiculous. Sometimes, I’m shocked about what is considered “news” on that site. However, it’s there because someone was interested in it. I can usually connect that thread to marketing or business to write a post.
- CNN. See? Actual news. It’s important to know what is happening in the world. Like the real world. Not celebrity nonsense.