I was asked recently how I manage to keep posting as regularly as I do on the same subject. The subject of doors, to some people, is somewhat limited and yet here I am, still interested, and still finding things to write about. Sometimes the Blog are tenuously linked to doors or simply Bradford, where we are based, but normally the door theme runs through all the Blog.
[caption id="attachment_2434" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A word cloud created from the words in our blog, using wordle.net[/caption]
At first you could be forgiven for thinking that the possible door topics are limited, but all you have to do is think a little creatively and the possibilities are endless. A lot of people claim they aren't creative, but I think most of us have it in us if we just stop and think for a while. Brainstorming is a good technique for generating a lot of ideas quickly. Basically you take turns at shouting out ideas no matter how crazy or seemingly unrelated to the topic in hand. At this point you do not question or judge any idea at all. This prevents ideas being stifled or a creative person being made to feel stupid. Once you have a list, you can then question the ideas, but not before the brainstorm is finished. Often one idea leads to another, for example: by having some creative thinking about interior design you can end up with quite an inventive idea that you could never have imagined at the outset.
I always tend to brainstorm about the door ideas with my partner and or colleagues at Doorsan as different views and opinions always help to create more varied ideas. You can brainstorm alone, but it is a bit more difficult as you don't get the chance to build on an idea that you wouldn't necessarily have thought of in the first place.
Another way in which I keep the ideas flowing is by always having the Blog in the back of my mind and if I see an interesting door design or hear something related to doors for their home, then I make a note and store it on my phone to refer back to when I sit down to write.
I find that interior inspiration sites such as Houzz and Pintrest are really useful and would advice others to look at them as they show furniture and doors in real settings
Blogging about any subject can be rewarding if you just get interested and have an open mind to ideas.