Idea #1: A blog of ideas

This is a blog of great and original ideas. And this is the first idea: create a blog of great and original ideas. As you can see, I’ve already done it. There. Welcome.

This idea is the solution to a problem. As individuals we all suffer from this problem, and as a society it holds us back. The problem is wasted creativity. The problem is the death of great and original ideas.

Personally, I’ve experienced this all too often since I started having ideas at the age of two. You know what it’s like – you’re getting on the bus, fumbling your ticket, bag and phone as you try to finish your text message while one arm flails wildly for a handrail before the bus moves off. Failing, in the end, to locate the handrail in time, you are pitched backwards into the lap of an elderly lady. Embarrassing. She begins to beat you about the head with her handbag. You notice your fly is open. Then it hits you – a texting glove! This would never have happened if only I’d been using a texting glove! Why on earth hasn’t someone invented this yet? You fall unconscious.

And when you come to, that great idea – that great, world-changing, original idea! – has completely gone from your head. No sooner was it born, than it died. It has happened to us all.

What a tragedy! So much wasted creativity! Think how many great and original ideas are dying every day, every minute. Why do we let this happen? Are so many people really falling unconscious at the hands of the elderly? I say to you no. Probably, in fact, most of us are lacking one of the key ingredients needed to sustain an idea after it is born:

  • Money
  • Time
  • Relevant expertise

But do not distress, there is a simple solution to these woes, and that is: SHARE IDEAS.

That’s what this blog is all about. From now on, instead of keeping all my ideas to myself in the vain hope that one day I’ll have enough time, money and knowledge to make them happen, I’m just going to post them on here for everybody to read. I’d also like to invite you to do the same  – submit ideas here. I’ll give you the credit.

Ideas are not limited to any particular category. They might be inventions, projects, business models, experiments. Some of them may have already been put into practice and just be in here for inspiration.

You can rate the ideas, or just leave a comment to say what you think. Comments are particularly encouraged if you’ve seen a similar idea elsewhere, or if you want to suggest refinements to an idea.

I will also be aiming to get some of these ideas going, hopefully with the help of readers, and will report on progress in this blog. Potentially many of these ideas could be successful. Some of them could even make a lot of money. If you want to use any of these ideas yourself, feel free to do so, and good luck. And if you make a lot of money, please give me some.

5 comments to Idea #1: A blog of ideas

  • complex post. due one decimal where I bicker with it. I am emailing you in detail.

  • Nice site – Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy and prosperous new year !

  • Nice site – Like what you did. Here’s wishing you and yours a very happy and prosperous new year !

  • Hey, this is my first time at your site so I just wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is James Alan, and this is the first post of yours I’ve read. Let me tell you, you made a good impression! I’ve added your RSS feed and will be anxiously waiting on your updates. In the mean time, I guess I’ll check out your archives to see what else I can learn from you. You’ll be hearing from me again!

  • Richard

    This is a brilliant website wish I thought of it. I come up with ideas all the time! I try to write them down but like you said, time, money and expertise is a big problem. If I come up with any new ones I will be sure to submit.

    Keep up the good work!

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