It is amazing how one comes up with ideas. Sometimes you think you have nothing to write about. Then, when you visit a blog or read something in the news, you suddenly feel that you have a lot to write about. How and why does that happen?
It happens because of association and combination. You combine or associate two or more ideas and discover the relationship among them. This is how we come up with ideas.
Why am I telling you about this?
I was blog hopping when I came across some cool board notes on different blogs. They looked great. I loved them. I saw a cool type of these notes on Elise’s Review Blog. She has a very cool blog design and great content. I have never had the chance to comment on her blog, thought. What a shame!
As always, I tried to create some of them. Board notes with the transparent tape are very common, but I have never thought of creating some. So I thought it might be difficult. I did create them and I was amazed by the result because they look really great! Here are some of them:
I was so happy. I always feel great when I create something cool. I thought of sharing them with you here (as always). But most bloggers have a white background on their blogs. And most eBooks have a white background too. So the transparent tape won’t be that clear. I had to solve this issue. I first thought of changing the color of the transparent tape. I did that and the result was just OK. I also thought of creating a black background for the board notes, but that didn’t look so appealing.
Then it came to me. Didn’t I write a blog post about Simple diagram? This tool helps you design clean and professional diagrams easily. One thing that differentiates this tool from the rest is the black board background that gives an organic feel to your diagrams. I was thinking, “the transparent tape would look wonderful in a Blackboard…”
In a previous post (How to Use These Display Boards and Board Notes to Enhance the Uniqueness of your Content), I gave white display boards for free and showed how you can use them to enhance the uniqueness of your content. So I thought why don’t I create blackboards… In doing so, you’d be able to use the board notes without worrying about whether the transparent tape appears or not. I did create the Blackboards. Here are they:
I was amazed, not because of the things I came up with, but I was surprised at how associating things can give you great ideas.
The process is really simple and it happens to all of us everyday. But we don’t really recognize it or see how powerful it is. It is like the things we take for granted. For example, walking is something normal for most people. I walk. What’s so magical about that? If you ponder about it a bit, you’d find it so miraculous. The fact that you can move your feet wherever you want is really amazing. Imagine it and you’ll see what I mean.
Well, that has nothing to do with this post, right? Wrong.
If we understand the processes that run within, we can manipulate them to get better results. If we understand the process of associating ideas, we can use it to come up with more ideas. And as you know, ideas worth money! I don’t know how one should associate things. Your own way is the right way, I believe.
I understand that times are busy, so here are your freebies:
Since you get 3 boards, you’ll want some Blackboard fonts, right? I wrote a post before about using custom fonts on WordPress. I mentioned a website where you can get free fonts for commercial use. The website is called Fontsquirrel.com. I found two good fonts that you can use in a Blackboard. Here are they:
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