Source Of Inspiration Did you ever feel lost in space, trying to gather your thoughts, get motivated to write for your blog, design a website, come up with logo ideas, find a perfect object for your photo shoot, simply be inspired to live your life to its fullest? Here is your one in a lifetime chance to swim in the ocean of inspiration filled from 37 sources.

Thank you everyone who participated in this group writing project. Now, enjoy each others sources of inspiration, link to each other and make the world to be an inspiring place to live in.

  1. 5 Sources Of Inspiration in Photography by Brian Auer
    Inspired by accomplishments of mankind (skyscrapers, bridges), beauty of nature, other photographers, challenges (photography contests, setting restrictions to get unconventional), children.
  2. Seeing Life Through The Eyes Of Inspiration by Andrew Rickmann
    Inspired by music, art, problem solving and understanding, newness, progression, desire to be able to contribute.
  3. Sources Of Inspiration For Your Blog by Simonne Matthew
    Inspired by internal dialogue (“shift your attention towards your mind”), surmounted challenges, poetry, love, children, interaction.
  4. Inspiration For Blogging by Ronald Huereca
    Inspired and motivated by conversation, by readers who encourage to keep going, “stay opinionated and frank”.
  5. Webmaster Blog Inspiration by Lee Robertson
    Inspiration for blogging is to share ideas, knowledge and “help others with their websites and blogs”.
  6. Reliable Sources Of Inspiration for Inspiration Bit by Vivien
    Relying on Sleeping Kingdom to sort the ideas and create a clear picture, find a perfect solution. Motivated by the child to boost the confidence and get re-charged.
  7. Inspiration For Design And Advertising by Tara
    Get inspired by word association and playing on words, find ideas in images, look “at something in a different way”, using metaphors.
  8. Finding Inspiration At The Top Of A Ladder by Rory
    Allow the mind to “freely to wander”, relax in the bath, until Eureka! hits you, just “don’t forget to take your notebook” everywhere you go.
  9. Frustration Is A Source of Inspiration by Bes
    Frustration results in a lot of thinking, inspiring the thoughts of reason to shape up the blog.
  10. Graphic Designer’s Snapshots of Inspiration by Lauren Krause
    Keep a design scrapbook, discover antique shops, clear your mind with yoga, think outside the box and brainstorm.
  11. Sources Of Inspiration For A Young Blogger by Shankar Ganesh
    Inspired by people and personalities, dreams and quotes.
  12. Get your creativity back: the old fashion way by Mirko
    Clean up your working space, go jogging, go for a drink with your friends, be happy.
  13. Storyteller’s Muse by Shelly
    Don’t force the Muse but entice her by having a set of “prompt cards”, reading, doing something mindless. Make a date with yourself – just You and your Muse.
  14. What Inspires A Graphic Designer by David Airey
    Inspired by the environment (“every visual object can be interpreted into graphic design”), people of the world, the design process from start to finish.
  15. Defining Inspiration by Jenny MCB
    Figure out what you want to do and then do it, be ready to make changes in your life. “Inspiration comes from within”.
  16. Sources Of Inspiration for Observers by Pearl
    Inspired by good music, reading how others achieved success, overcame an obstacle, Rudyard Kipling’s poem “IF”.
  17. A Tribute To All Mothers by Jacklyn
    Inspired, encouraged and motivated by mother’s precious love.
  18. Teaching, Inspiration, and Rock‘n Roll by Damien Riley
    Focus on the things that you “truly enjoy: guitar, art, poetry, reading, songwriting, nature” and bridge your passions with others.
  19. Sources Of Inspiration From DailyBlogTips – interview with Daniel Scocco
    “Keep your radar on through out the day”, carry a notebook everywhere you go, learn how to identify all those sources of inspiration that surround us.
  20. Inspiration From Your Future Self by Kate Hudson
    “I want my future self to look back and smile, knowing it was worth it”. Inspired by exciting lives of older people who traveled the world, took chances and had fun “along their journey”.
  21. The Roots Of Inspiration by Isabella Mori
    Everything is connected and becomes a source of inspiration. It’s all about “being willing to make connections”. Serendipity is a big part of inspiration.
  22. Please God, Bless The Mess by Rosemarie
    “Writing is my calling”. Sharing with others experiences, losses and successes.
  23. Inspired To Write by Marcia
    Inspiration comes from “internal conversation”. Tune into that conversation to see if it’s inspiring “enough to bring that conversation out”.
  24. Inspired By One Minute Miracle by Lewis Bass
    Inspired by quick thoughts or quotes, great outdoors, helping other, by feeling the presence of the Creator.
  25. Motivation And Inspiration for A Hobbyist by Joey
    Inspired by interaction with readers, desire to be helpful and informative, “desire to help perpetuate baseball card collecting”.
  26. Postcards Of Inspiration by Paulie
    Digital photography as a hobby, walking, hiking and writing about the personal experience.
  27. The Little Successes Along The Way by Carolyn Manning
    Inspiration comes from “the incomparable satisfaction waiting at the end of each small task”.
  28. The Really Simple Domino Effect by Hamelife
    Inspired by Other People’s Blogs. “Something you read can flick the switch in your mind – one thought can lead to another – and a new article is born. Clickety, clickety, clickety…”
  29. Questioning Inspiration by Nanny Molly
    Have a “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” attitude in life, deny the existence of stress and passionless mood.
  30. Inspiration or Despair That is the Question by Joey
    Find inspiration from others, from their encouragement and faith in you, from their support.
  31. Sources Of Inspiration For Writing by Yvonne Russell
    Inspired by people, by quiet achievers, by family, by the learning, “by the wonder of the interactive blogosphere”.
  32. Life on Hysteria Lane by The Rock Chick
    Inspiration that derives “from listening to and observing other people”. Get a cure for your creative block by spending “five minutes max in any public place”.
  33. Inspired By People by Jacob Share
    Inspired by five influential bloggers who have insight, attitude, motivational skills, expertise and dedication.
  34. They Showed Me How To Find Release by Carolyn
    Inspired by the person “who succumbed to an addiction, found release, and works through varying degrees of daily struggle toward another victory”.
  35. Crazy Wisdom Inspiration by Pamm
    Inspired by Death. “Because Death gently and lovingly reminds me of Life. Life Right Now.”
  36. Sources Of Inspiration For Life and Blogging by Dj Flush
    Inspired by colors, love, technology, paranormality, life and death.
  37. What Inspires A Poet by ebele (via email)

    What inspires me? Creativity. It’s my No1 religion. It has saved me MANY times – whether it’s writing a poem, taking a picture or painting – doesn’t matter how ‘good’ it is. Recently, I had a lot on my mind, was feeling extremely frustrated, couldn’t sleep, refused to sleep – at 3am, I turned my back on my computer (which was also playing up, by the way), sat down on the floor & started drawing with colouring pencils. 5 minutes into it, the stress had lifted.
    Creativity & being creative is my life-blood. I don’t know who or where I’d be without it.


Please, let me know if I missed someone’s entry and I’ll update the list right away.

I would appreciate if you don’t duplicate the entire content of this list, but instead read those submissions yourself and link to your favourite ones (or all of them) by outlining the gist of the source from your own perspective.

Thanks again to all participants. I’m overwhelmed with the response received by my first group writing project as well as by the time I spent putting this list together :-)
Right now I feel amazingly inspired but unfortunately can hardly keep my eyes open to jot down all those ideas and sparks in my head.

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43 Insightful Bits in response to “Group Writing Project Results: 37 Sources Of Inspiration”

  1. Glad to be a part of this great Group Writing Project

    Vivien I expect to see more such projects from your side

    It was fun to participate and thanks for giving everyone an opportunity to share their ideas

  2. Heeeeeelp!! Too much to read.

    Okay. Calm down. One article at a time…

    Superb GWP, Ibit, and a great collection to end with. Such pithy and encouraging summaries, too. Marvelous! Dugged, del.icio.us-ed and Stumbled – it would be a crime if this one didn’t fly!

  3. Wow! Great results! Good thing it’s a holiday weekend — I’m going to need the extra time to go through all of these.

  4. You did a marvelous job putting the finishing touches on this project, Vivien! And you’ve also done a good job setting my schedule for this afternoon :) Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Sleep well; you deserve it.

  5. Okay, I have read the first fifteen entries and it was time well spent. Thanks for hosting this project. A couple of things I have noticed so far is that there are some common threads in what inspires people. But there are also many different things that people find inspiring.

    Thanks for being a great host Vivien.

  6. Thanks for this project Vivien. It’s a one-stop place for so much inspiration!

    Cheers!

  7. Thanks a lot for organizing such an inspiring group project. This can become a reference for many bloggers (and not only).

  8. Hi Vivien,

    I just Dugg your post. Great job with this project!

    I’m looking forward to reading through others’ sources of inspiration.

  9. Vivien

    Thanks everyone for finding this project del.icio.us, for digging it and stumbling upon :-)
    I’m so glad to see that you enjoyed it as much as I did. This project would have not become the oasis of inspiration it turned out to be without each and every one of you. Thank you for contributing, for sharing, for connecting, for making the blogiverse the inspiring place to be in.

  10. I’m very impressed with the amount of entries for this group project. I haven’t had a chance to visit many entrants, but I will do so throughout the week. Thanks for holding the project.

  11. Okay, Great job there. And I’m gonna have a great day today going through and commenting on those entries! :)

  12. I see the project made it to the front page of digg. I woke up this morning, checked my stats, and just about fell out of my chair! How exciting!!!

  13. So much information! Fantabulous :) I bookmarked it!

  14. Thanks for including me in what was an inspiring project. I need to clarify that I am not a Don’t-Worry-Be-Happy philosopher, but one who recognizes that it is the very chaffing of life events and characters that produces inspiration in all who are creative and even those who are not. Pollyana is a darling girl, I knew her once, but she is hopelessly naive. Innocence is different than naivete.

    Thanks again.
    Nanny Molly

  15. Vivien

    I’m soooo glad that Digg users are actually visiting the links in this post and checking out the participants entries, so all of you are getting the traffic to your blogs as well!

    Yes, I too couldn’t believe my eyes. I’ll write all about my digg experience and this group project soon. Stay Tuned! And thanks everyone who made this possible.
    Rory, thanks a lot for the first digg! David, thanks for the nicest comment on Digg for this post. :-)

  16. Vivien

    Nanny Molly, I didn’t mean to label your personal philosophy as Don’t-Worry-Be-Happy, but that was the only thing I could come up with to describe the answers to inspiration questions in your post.

  17. Vivien

    Jodee, glad you like the project and its entries. Don’t let it sit in your bookmarks for too long :-)

  18. Oh not to worry, Vivien, it gave me a chance to say more! Thanks for a fantastic idea and bringing us all into it. This is what creativity is! And purpose!

  19. Thank you so much for doing this project. What a wonderful source of inspiration! It’ll be fun reading all the articles.

    Blessings-

  20. This post is so inspiring me! :) Thanks a lot!

  21. For inspiration for innovating products and services see http://www.moreinspiration.com. MoreInspiration is a compilation of innovations that will inspire your thinking.

  22. tim

    This is a wonderful resource. Thank you to all who took the time to write, capture, and share their inspirational outlets. I’m inspired!

  23. Vivien

    Thanks everyone, I’m so glad that you feel inspired by these amazing articles.

  24. Whoa! 600 diggs+ now! Congrats, Vivien. I’m sure your traffic graphs will be hitting the roof top now! :D

  25. Wow, what a fantastic response, well done.

  26. wonderful job Vivien
    thanks for taking the time to put together such an amazing project.. a lot to get inspired from

    ps – #16 – ‘how others achieved ‘success’ not access’ ;)

    thanks much

  27. Vivien

    oh, I’m so sorry Pearl. How did I miss that. I’ve corrected it now. Thank you.

  28. I just thought I would pass along a little traffic information stemming from the group project. From the day you posted the project through yesterday inspirationbit was my second largest referral at 27% of my traffic to squeezeplaycards. As expected it did have a very high bounce rate since our two blogs are in two very different niches.

    For the same period for my diet blog the inspirationbit referral was 45% of referrals with a 100% bounce rate.

    Thanks for the oppurtunity. I am learning alot by being a reader of Inspirationbit.

  29. Vivien

    Joey, thanks for sharing with us your stats/traffic details affected by this group project’s little/big success.

    I’ll be posting my traffic details soon as well and I’ll ask everyone to share with us how their traffic was affected by the project being on Digg.

  30. Here’s my very own daily updated source of inspiration:
    http://www.freshcreation.nl

  31. How about web design inspiration: http://www.free-css-templates.co.uk/ the site doesnt only inspire it also provides a free sortiment of design templates to download

  32. Well, i don’t know if i got here too late, but with a blog title like mine, and sharing so many common things, i’d love to give my contribute.

  33. Vivien

    I’m sorry, Almando, but this project is closed now.
    However, I’m hosting another group writing project on my blog: Time Management, so if you like you can participate in the new one. The deadline is on Wednesday, Sep 26. Good Luck.

  34. Vivien, I love this page and your whole site. I just came across it for web teaser ideas and now I’m reading all of your articles. You’ve been my company on this Saturday morning :)

    The ideas of other people always get me inspired which makes these links so engaging. Currently, it’s your web site that is inspiring me!

    Now, stop writing so much great content…I have work to do!

    Have a great weekend,
    Richard

  35. Thanks a lot, Richard. I’m so happy to hear that Inspiration Bit did what it is supposed to do – inspire people. Sorry, but the work can wait when there’s so much to be inspired with ;-)

  36. Great words man.This will keep me motivated for next few weeks.Thanks a lot!

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Hi, I'm Vivien. Thanks for visiting my Inspiration Bit. I often find myself scouring the internet looking for either answers to many questions I have or websites that inspire me, sites that I can learn from. On what topics you might ask — any topics that interest me, anything from web design to typography and art, from blogging to entrepreneurship, from programming to open source.
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