How online forums can help inspire you creatively
If you have creative questions, online forums may be able to provide the answers. Type in the creative subject at hand along with forum into your search engine and see what other people have been saying about what also interests you.
A funny thing happened on the way to the online forum…
“How to restore vintage cars”
“The best places to spot a celebrity”
Whatever creative dilemma that you end up coming across, I can almost guarantee you that there is an online forum out there somewhere that can help you. In these forums people from all over the globe can express their thoughts, opinions and ideas about the subject: giving advice, and sharing like experiences that can help you find the inspiration that you are looking for.
Online forums represent the internet in its purest form. They are the reason why World Wide Web was built in the first place. Before the advent of You Tube and Google, before Netflix and EBay, there were online forums, a place where people could go to discuss new ideas and share their own thoughts and experiences. First used by the techies to communicate new ideas and theories, online forums soon became a domain in which just about anybody had the ability to share and discuss the topic at hand.
Now let us say that you have a creative problem. Let us say that you want to make a short documentary about your latest creative endeavor but you barely know how to operate the camera on your smart phone, let alone cut and paste a story together in a video format. Through trial and error you were able to at least figure out how to turn on your new Flip video camera and you have a pretty good idea on what you want to say, but what you could really use some tips on how to write, plan, and put together a documentary.
What you could do is go to your favorite search engine and type in: “Documentary making forum”. You will then find before you dozens of different portals that can lead you into numerous threaded discussions about the creative problems you are currently facing. You might find yourself adding your own experiences to the conversation and asking questions, or you may even find the inspiration by lurking among the conversation, reading the thoughts and ideas of others.
By visiting the forums you find ideas on how to go about writing and planning your documentary and even find numerous helpful online sources that others have posted. Soon you are on your way to making your small documentary film and discovering what a challenging and rewarding creative process it is.
Whatever random act of creativity you are currently involved in, you can undoubtedly gain insight and inspiration from an online forum. Just type the subject + forum into your search engine and see what people from around globe are saying about it.