Increased Creativity With Blogging
by Anders Vanderkool
After my first few blogs, I was finding it difficult to land on a topic. When I eventually did decide on a topic, creativity ceased to exist. I would normally force the creativity when it came to the creative arts. But with writing, it’s difficult to pull words and ideas out of the ethos. I was feeling stumped more often than not, so I started looking to everything around me for inspiration. This is how I increased creativity with blogging.
Something shifted and time began to slow down.
If you really think about it, time is moving a lot faster for most of us as we age. You often wonder what happened to the last few years of your life. And, the answer is being an adult. Life isn’t like it was in school or your twenties. Back then, life was filled with activities and ideas. But now it’s just routine. The problem is that, the less you do, the faster the time passes. Your mind creates memories and that in turn, creates a timeline. That’s why those routine days go by so quickly when you look back on them. There are no memories that stand out-they just blend together and fade away.
In routine, we don’t stop to look.
We don’t see or experience the little things in life. We don’t notice the bees in the garden or that co-worker with an ironic coffee mug. I started to look at the world in a different way- a more intentional way. After all, most of our time as adults is living autonomously and accepting the world for what it is . I began to notice the fine details of everything around me. Maybe I did notice them at one point in time- but that was when I was a child. It was when you were a child- when everything was new and interesting. We looked at things and asked questions. Questions like: “Why is it so convenient that these car keys fit in an electrical socket?” I have written about some book recommendations that can help with creativity here.
- We don’t do try new things.
- We don’t inspire ourselves to be better.
- We don’t strive to inspire others.
….This is what blogging has done for me.
Being intentional and living in the moment tends to slow things down. This allows you to focus on things that you never noticed before. Remember, life is full of inspiration and opportunities. And everywhere you look is an opportunity to learn. Blogging has made me more curious. I spend more time thinking and reading about interesting and innovative ideas than watching mindless TV shows.
“Blogging has given me a platform to inspire others and to be my better self. A place where I can share content and have a voice”
In conclusion, writing a blog, has taught me to look at the world through a different lens. Thus, creating time to focus my creative ideas. This is how I increased creativity with blogging. Do you do something creative? How has it changed your outlook? If you have enjoyed this article, please share and don’t forget to subscribe.