Subreddits to Inspire Your Writing

My last blog post introduced the Internet community we call Reddit. Now it’s time to take a closer look at what this social site has to offer, hopefully on a bit more of an intellectual scale.

Let’s explore a little more of what Reddit has to offer with its endless subreddits – specifically ones that you can follow to become more descriptive, get inspired for content ideas, and even grow your vocabulary.

r/NewsOfTheWeird

This subreddit is exactly what it’s called. News from around the world seems to make its headlines here. There’s sure to be a good laugh had or some kind of amazement of what people are doing across the globe.

You can always check out r/newsofthestupid if you’re more interested about stupid people doing incredibly stupid things.

stupidOf course, if you want to take a more formal approach, check out r/worldnews as it has the not so weird news from all over the world.

When all of your competitors are talking about rebranding lessons from Miley Cyrus, you can offer customer service lessons from the Pope. 

r/NoSleep

If you’re looking for some inspiration or something to take your mind off your writer’s block, check out this subreddit where people try to recount horrific stories as if they’re true events. Debunking, doubting, and disbelief aren’t allowed.

nosleepMarketing and PR is all about storytelling, and there’s no better way to learn how to do this than by recounting campfire stories.

scary1The originality and detail makes the top stories good reads (lights on or off is your choice) and at the very least will get a mental break or some inspiration to add zazz to your writing. You’re writing can always have more zazz.

r/ExplainLikeImFive

ELI5 is an interesting subreddit to devour new information and see it explained on a very basic level. It breaks down concepts that you would like to understand better with walk-throughs and easy to understand descriptions.

ELI5There are simplified, layman-accessible explanations to multiple questions, or topics that some people just can’t grasp the concept of. If you’re having trouble with descriptions in your writing, or breaking down concepts in detail, try answering some of these questions. Redditors will quickly let you know where you’re going wrong or if you’re doing a good job.

r/TipOfMyTongue

A simple subreddit if no one is around and you just can’t remember that word, but you know the description of it, or a name of a movie, video game, or any other scenario where you know what you’re talking about.

TOMT2This is a great resource when you’re racking your brain with ideas and come up with something, but just can’t quite recall exactly what it is. Good luck.

r/AskReddit

There is no better place to ask your general questions than r/askreddit. You will always find something interesting, intriguing, and full of the best one-liners. Feel free to ask your own clear and direct questions and hope that some thought-provoking answers will help you out.

askredditThis is not really a place to conduct research or ask all the questions Google can answer. But take a look at what’s trending at the top and see what Redditors are talking about. Who knows, you might be motivated to turn a question into an article of your own.

r/GetMotivated

Are you slacking at getting your opening paragraph started? Do you feel like it’s time for a break after you come up with your very original, witty title? There’s no time for a break, Get up and do what you know you need to do.

motivatedGive and receive motivation by sharing pictures, videos, text, music, AMA’s and personal stories, or anything that you find motivating and inspiring

So get some confidence and start writing. Sometimes all you need is a little push to get going.