Where do ideas come from?

And why don’t I have any?

Rosscott
Rosscott
May 22, 2014 · 2 min read

Here is where this very post came from:

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I was surfing on Tumblr, hoping that inspiration would strike. Then Twitter. Then I got very desperate, and checked Facebook. I have learned multiple times that the best ideas come the furthest I am from my computer at all, but unfortunately I keep looking for ideas sitting in front of my computer anyway. For a place full of every idea everyone else has ever had, the Internet is terrible for helping me come up with new ones.

Luckily, I have a few tricks for getting this done. The easiest? Get as far from a screen as possible.

After the ideas start flowing, you have to somehow catalog them. An idea lost and forgotten isn’t worth much, after all. I once heard Dave Kellett say that you should write ideas down, because they make room in your head for new ones. This is why I have a scrap of paper that says “How cute is this dog? (CHART!)”.

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Then, it comes to implementation. Just when it seems as though things will never come together, at the last minute they always find a way.

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If nothing else, there’s always the next one. As this chart shows:

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something is always better than nothing.

I Love Charts

Charts, cartoons, visual humor and neat stuff. 

Rosscott

Written by

Rosscott

Designs @friendlydc / Creates @systemcomic / @SuperArtFight MC. More info at http://t.co/WVQFJQTHF5 . Met George Lucas once, he seemed nice enough.

I Love Charts

Charts, cartoons, visual humor and neat stuff. 

Rosscott

Written by

Rosscott

Designs @friendlydc / Creates @systemcomic / @SuperArtFight MC. More info at http://t.co/WVQFJQTHF5 . Met George Lucas once, he seemed nice enough.

I Love Charts

Charts, cartoons, visual humor and neat stuff. 

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