How online friends can help inspire you to find your muse
Making friends online through social networking sites, groups and forums is a great way to gain creative insight and inspiration. Whatever interest, hobby or obsession may be, there is an internet group out there in which you can meet and interact with people who share the same interests as you. The key to gaining creative insight from your online friends is interaction.
Thanks to the internet along with the advent of online social networking, sharing with other people that have the same interests as you has become easier than ever. The Internet is not just a portal for playing online games or a way to make a quick buck from your old comic book collection; it is also a way to find, connect and share with other people and to gain creative inspiration from them whatever your interests may be.
I am an avid coffee nerd. In fact, I am so far off the deep end; I buy green coffee beans from a specialty store and roast them myself at home. I also have over a dozen ways to brew my coffee from single cup drip filter cones to French presses. You can say that I am obsessed with the java. Yet, thanks to the internet, I know that I am not alone. I am a member of various home roasting coffee sites forums, in which I can engage in discourse with other coffee nuts from around the country, learning from them about where to get good green beans, how to make certain blends as well as valuable coffee roasting and brewing tips.
Whatever your interest or obsession happens to be, the internet offers the opportunity to find other people who share the same views as you. Joining a forum or a group on a social networking website and interacting with others can help inspire you on new creative paths. Utilizing the internet this way can help you learn from your peers and keep you up to date on whatever new ideas that they may come up with.