Make note of every dumb thought that occurs to you throughout the day.
Tomorrow morning, pick the thought you think is the least dumb and write more about it.
– Austin Kleon
This is a nice little workflow that takes minimal effort but offers you something big in exchange: consistency. Because we all know the hardest part of writing is to start, and part of that can be finding a topic to write about.
So what this does is ensure that 1) you at least have something to write about and 2) no good ideas are lost in the mix of all the noise of the day.
This is of course easier said than done, as it can take an unusual amount of effort to chronicle ideas that you don’t believe deserve to be captured, but as I alluded to above, good ideas aren’t always seen for what they are at first.