6 responses to “4 steps to using mind mapping for story ideas, blog topics”

  1. Sarah

    I love mindmapping! I use it for nearly everything: planning writing projects, sketching out how web content connects, creating sitemaps, organizing blogging ideas and planning out classes. It’s also something I teach my students in all the digital media classes I teach, because they’re usually non-linear thinkers and it helps them to better “see” the way their ideas connect.

    In addition to the products Hobart recommends, I like and recommend Mindmeister, which has some really nice apps that make mindmapping very portable (I get ideas in very random places, so this helps me a lot).

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  3. Daphne Gray-Grant

    I am a HUGE believer in mindmapping and I encourage all my readers to use it. That said, I strongly prefer doing it by hand (with an old-fashioned paper and pencil) rather than with software. There’s something about the feeling of your hand on the paper that encourages ideas to come more readily.

    Anyone who subscribes to my (free) weekly newsletter automatically receives a copy of my ebooklet on mindmapping. If this interests you, go to http://www.publicationcoach.com and subscribe. (There’s a box on the right-hand side of every page, underneath my photo, where you simply enter your name and email address.)

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  5. Steve

    Hi Hobart,
    Thank you for your excellent post. Mind mapping is really a wonderful method for organizing thoughts and stimulating creativity.
    Maybe XMind is also a wonderful choice for every mind mapper. It is totally free and easy-to-use, whereas it is also very professional and powerful.
    If possible, I would love to talk with you for a few minutes.
    Thank you again for your great work.
    Best regards from Steve.