Last week David left a very nice comment for me about my writing and wondered where I found the time to write in-depth posts. I thought I’d take today to talk about my process for creating posts and how I think that process has helped improve both my writing and this blog.
How focused is your blog? Would a regular reader be able to reasonable guess what your next post might be about without seeing the post title? Are you giving your readers something to expect and anticipate to bring them back tomorrow and next week?
My last post about creativity and freeing inhibitions generated some interesting comments and I was intrigued by how we all find different paths into a creative mindset. Is it possible to lead ourselves down that path more often? And is it possible to help direct that path to lead us to an environment more conducive to creativity?
The object is set before the mind, either in reality, as in sketching (before a landscape or teacup or old face) or is set in the memory wherein it becomes the sketching from memory of a definite image-object.
The quote above is from the Essentials of Spontaneous Prose by Jack Kerouac. It’s a quick and interesting read and I encourage you to take a look.
“I hate writing, but I love having written.”
Are any of the following familiar?
- You sit down to write, but can’t think of anything to write about
- You have plenty of blogging ideas, but the words to express the ideas won’t flow
- You start to write a post, but scrap it because you don’t think it’s good enough
- You let other things distract you while writing which keeps you from finishing
They’re all familiar to me. What do you do when blogging becomes difficult? What do you do to get the creative juices flowing again?