I was playing around with ChatGPT this week (no, I'm not afraid it will come for my job) and found myself asking it to do some brainstorming for me. One of the hardest parts of content creation is just finding an idea. There are weeks I simply stare at my screen and try to come up with something - anything - worth talking about.
ChatGPT is quirky (and wrong - a lot) but it does a pretty good job as a brainstorming partner. After a series of prompts that didn't get at what I wanted, I finally asked it to "Write a list of ideas for personal anecdotes to share in a newsletter."
The results were more than the bullets I wanted, but there were some decent suggestions. Below, is what it told me to write. (I removed the explanations for length.)
None of these are earth-shattering or innovative ideas... but they are ideas. I think I may work my way through them in this space in coming weeks.
ChatGPT is a tool. As with all tools, you have to use it in a way that works for you. I find that it's a good sounding board to get the creative juices flowing.
How would you use generative AI?