The best way to dramatically increase creativity, is to develop creative habits. A good comedian trains his mind to look for the “different angle” on everyday things.
In the same way, you can train your mind to look for different angles to everyday situations.
Challenge Assumptions: This is a classic creative problem-solving technique. For example, instead of thinking, “How can I attract more people to my blog, ask yourself, “Do I really need more readers on my blog?” The question suggests other creative solutions, like finding ways to make your blog more interesting to your present visitors. This may in turn help you come up with more profitable ideas.
Random Presentation: This is another common problem-solving technique; a kind of “connect the dots” exercise. Randomly choose objects near you and ask how it may be connected to whatever problem you are working on. The sight of a police car speeding down the highway may lead to an article on how crime pays the criminals who get away with it.
If you train your brain to habitually use these and other training ideas, and if you continue to encourage your mind to think creatively and out of the box, you really can increase your creativity.