Social Media Camp 2017: Idea Lab

Idea Lab handout for Social Media Camp 2017 cover image

Hello and welcome!  If you’ve found your way here, you likely attended my Social Media Camp workshop, Climb Into the Content Clubhouse, a session designed to help you find and craft content ideas. Whether you’re a blogger, a livestreamer or a staffer in charge of the company newsletter, I hope you learned lots to help you with your content planning.

Did you get a copy of the handout?

I went old school for this workshop with a printed handout. As I likely said in the room, I’m an advocate for analog!  If you’d like a digital copy, grab the Idea Lab handout here.

Sample Inspiration Resources

Throughout the workshop, I mentioned various resources that can help you identify potential content ideas. Here are a few visuals to further develop the idea:

Toy Rhapsody mind map for Content Planner

Mind Maps

Blank paper and a pen or sharpie are all you need to capture ideas in relation to one another with a mind map. IF you prefer, you Mind Meister or a similar tool to make digital mind maps.

Thought Cloud Thought Cloud

Thought clouds let you gather a variety of digital words to look for patterns. Wordle helps you speedily create beautiful thought clouds.

 

Wonder question books

Put “question book” into the search bar of an online bookstore and you’ll find thoughts of books filled with questions! The books I brought to share at Social Media Camp included:

Inspiration decks

The inspiration decks I shared included:

  • Derek Walter’s Mahjong Deck
  • John August’s Writer Emergency Pack
  • Roger von Oech’s Creative Whack Pack
  • Violette Clark’s Artists Deck
  • Tim Porter’s Stormdeck

Happy Idea Hunting

I wish you every success with your content planning journey. Identify the topics and formats you love. Create great content to share your passion. And move those ideas around.  And, please, let me know how you’re doing! I want to see the great content you create.  ~Angela

 

The Digital Cleanse Series

Angela Crocker holding an iPhone and laptopFor more than two years, I embarked on a digital cleanse to sort out my digital clutter. In The Digital Cleanse series, I share the strategies and techniques I used to to take control of my  digital life. If you’ve got data overload, you need a digital cleanse, too.

  • Do you have digital DNA? I do.
  • Do you connect with friends online more often than offline? I do.
  • Do you waste time looking for old files? I do.
  • Do you need technology to do your job? I do.

After 25 years on the Internet I had an unwieldy amount of data. I was storing 40,000 hi-resolution photographs, thousands of work files, of presentations, dozens of partly written blog posts, about 450 social network accounts, 700 apps and, for some unknown reason, a raft of university essays leftover from my undergraduate days at Simon Fraser University. I had files stored on multiple hard drives, two mobile devices, several server back-ups and still more in the cloud on Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive.

Sound familiar? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Few individuals, and even fewer businesses, truly know what information they have available nor where to find it.

I tackled my digital clutter and learned a lot along the way.

Now, I’m ready to share how I did it.

Here are links to each post in the Digital Cleanse series.

 

The Digital Cleanse Starts Tomorrow

If you’ve got data overload, you need the digital cleanse.

  • Do you have digital DNA? I do.
  • Do you connect with friends online more often than offline? I do.
  • Do you waste time looking for old files? I do.
  • Do you need technology to do your job? I do.

Blurred woman's hand erasing 010100100101 off a white board. After 25 years on the Internet I had an unwieldy amount of data. I was storing 40,000 hi-resolution photographs, thousands of work files, of presentations, dozens of partly written blog posts, about 450 social network accounts, 700 apps and, for some unknown reason, a raft of university essays leftover from my undergraduate days at Simon Fraser University. I had files stored on multiple hard drives, two mobile devices, several server back-ups and still more in the cloud on Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive.

Sound familiar? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. Few individuals, and even fewer businesses, truly know what information they have available nor where to find it.

Over the last two years, I embarked on a digital cleanse to sort out my digital clutter and organize my information. I’ve learned a lot along the way.

Now, I’m ready to share how I did it.

Starting March 1st, join the 30-Day Digital Cleanse.

Look for daily strategies, tips and tricks on http://AngelaCrocker.com

#DigitalCleanse