Once again coming up with an idea has gone very meta.
I was staring at the blank WordPress template of a new post wondering what I was going to write about today. Then I remembered some great advice my wife gave me a while back, which is no one likes drawing on a blank canvas or writing on a blank piece of paper, so make a mark on the page.
I started writing a sentence literally just saying “what am I going to write about today” and the idea for this post came out. As I said it’s a little meta and self-fulfilling but it works for all ideas, nothing is scarier than a blank canvas you have to fill.
So mess up the paper, get some words on the page no matter what they are, type the first nonsense that comes to your head.
Once you’ve done that it’s no longer a pristine blank canvas, you can’t ruin it, and you can get on with the act of creating.