Here, they start with an idea. I usually get them while I read the news or books.
Then I write a note like this:
Then, often within a few days, I consider if that idea was important and how long it would take to flesh it out. My oldest "draft," which is really just a series of notes about character strengths, is over a month old.
I got the idea for this blog when I read that garbage in my e-mail. But one day I hope to explain what I mean to remind myself of.