There are some articles you can find online which simply inspire you to a whole other level than others.
Most of the time, those will not only be about an interesting topic to you but also be beautifully written.
They bring new ideas to the table and make you want to improve further as a writer.
However, we often encounter the typical problem that is forgetting about it minutes after finishing to read it. After all, we read and hear so much every day it feels impossible to remember all of it.
And it is impossible indeed!
This being said, it isn’t out of our control to willingly decide to remember specific aspects which could allow us to become better.
Simple but efficient.
If you want to remember something, write it down. Put down keywords from the article or even sentences if it works better for you.
Our mind wanders constantly, an average of every forty seconds some studies say. As a result, not a single article you have read until now was read completely without any wandering.
Do you think you can remember something for a long time if you have read it only once and you weren’t even completely concentrated?
I hope you realize how impossible it is.
As a result, taking notes is the best way to remember what you want to. It not only forces you to read once more the part you want to copy but also makes it so you spend more time on it. This gives your hippocampus enough time to start to create memories.
The article you just read had great advice and links? Just save those!
First, play around and try as quickly as possible to make use of them. It will allow your brain to start to cement those links and their usefulness as you will need to think about how to utilize them for yourself.
Just this Saturday, I read a great piece about how to write great articles that get noticed and used the advice of using GIFs in my article on the same day!
What fascinated you?
The are two types of articles which fascinate us.
First, there are the articles which surprised us by bringing to the table something we didn’t even think of.
Those ones are usually the easiest to remember. The shock created by it leaves an impact which will last longer than other articles.
There are also the ones which relate to our own experiences. Those will also leave a mark but for the exact opposite reason: It is so true for us too that it leaves just as strong an impact.
Spend some time figuring out what brought you to be fascinated by it. No matter which one it is, there is a hidden meaning behind it and it is only valid for you.
If you can understand why an impact is left on you, you can turn it into inspiration for your own next piece. You can not only refer to it in your own piece but also combine it with your own thoughts/experiences to counter or insist with a different angle on the point of view given.
Fascinating articles are all around us. Whether you rarely find some or not, there is an endless well of them. This well is different for each and every one of us.
This is a great opportunity because it means we continually evolve in our own way and learn differently from each other!
We may end up writing about similar topics or with a related point of view, but the mindset we come from varies a lot. Use these incredible articles and continue your journey thanks to them!