How YouTube can help you find your muse
YouTube, the online video sharing site is a great place to go and find creative inspiration. By searching for videos related to your subject you can gather together all types of ideas and information that can help you with your creative process. You may even find yourself looking at your idea from a different perspective or going off on a different creative tangent as you tube away.
I tube, you tube; we all tube on YouTube
“Nothing is over until we decide it is!” Bluto
For those of you who have been sealed away for the past decade, YouTube is a giant online video sharing community where you can go and watch video clips on just about any subject
For instance, if you on the site in type in ‘inspiration”.
You will find
- Speeches from famous inspirational speakers
- Speeches from unknown inspirational speakers
- Interviews with Life Coaches
- Famous clips from classic movies
- Funny montages of famous clips from classical movies
- Documentaries on inspirational people
- A slide show full of inspirational videos
- People Singing various inspirational songs
- Inspirational Animal Clips
- Plus hundreds of other videos that are somehow connected to the term.
When I did this, it was John Belushi’s hilarious “German’s Bomb Pearl Harbor” speech that ended up getting my creative juices flowing. Despite his utter lack historical knowledge, Bluto managed to inspire the other members of the Delta House to keep going despite getting kicked out of the school. From it I found the inspiration to get off my duff and tackle this article.
While this worked for me, it might not work for you. Thankfully, there are millions of different videos on YouTube that can help you find your muse. Perhaps listening to a speech from a professional life coach will give you ideas on how to achieve your goals. Or maybe a song from a talented amateur will encourage you to develop your own latent skills. It might not even be the search category that we started out in but off somewhere else on a tangent.
When it come to being creative, YouTube can be helpful for you in many different ways. While you might find something inspiring by simply typing in “inspiration” like I did, you might also find it by typing in whatever creative subject you happen to be stuck on that moment. For instance, you might find a helpful how to article that gets you out of a creative hole that you dug yourself into. Or, an informational video about a subject might give you ideas for a story or painting. Next time you find yourself at a creative standstill, why not try a little tubing and see if you can find some content that inspires you to create? Just be careful, because as I will illustrate below, it can be addictive.