The elevator doors close.
I look left, and see a familiar face. The way his stoic face breaks into a smile tells me I’m familiar to him too. We exchange pleasantries, and talk about the great past time of adulthood: work.
The elevator goes down. My eyes try to maintain eye contact, but keeps going to his hands instead. Rather, that thing in his hands. That thing I only ever see in bookstores. On the reference shelf, which nobody cares for because the Internet exists.
Ding! Ground floor. The doors open.
If I don’t ask now, I might never know…
We’re just about to part our ways.
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I am not an original thinker.
I borrow other people’s ideas, mix them with others’, change them to suit me, and improve on them… until I toss them out for a new idea.
That’s pretty much how my idea bank came to be.
What is an idea bank?
An idea bank is a repository for ideas.
- I deposit ideas into the idea bank whenever I get them.
- I withdraw ideas whenever I need them, such as when I need to write.
Those withdrawals are the substance of my blog posts. It’s a great way to ensure I always have a topic in the pipeline, and so I won’t forget about something worth sharing. Right now even if I don’t come up with any new topic ideas, I should have enough blogging content to post twice weekly for the next year.
It’s also a great way to gather the little notes I have scattered all around the place in a desperate attempt to NOT forget an idea.
It is in no way original though.
Continue reading “The Ideas Behind the Idea Bank”