Wednesday, June 12, 2013

3 Things That Might Happen To You When You Start a Blog plus a creativity tip for summer

it's your world - write about it
1. People might get mad at you.

This does not just go for people you write about - although I always tell people - everyone (except for my daughter) is fair game on my blog. I would, of course, never name names (well, almost never).

People who disagree with you might get mad at you. too. You will have to learn to live with this.

2. People might think you are an idiot. 

If you start to get really real with your blogging (and you should only do this if you are really really called to) people could read what you have written and think you are not a person to be taken seriously. This could be true. Many people should not be taken seriously. I should not be taken seriously. Maybe you shouldn't be taken seriously either.

On the flip side -

3. People might think you actually know what you are talking about.

I don't think I have this problem, but you might. I suggest the following disclaimer which I use frequently:

Disclaimer - since I am not an expert in anything and cannot be said to actually know what I am talking about I cannot be held responsible for any actions you might take as a result of reading any of my posts - please keep this in mind if you end up broke, living in your parents' basement playing Guitar Hero and doing sudokos.

(unless of course this is an improvement over your current living situation in which case I will, of course, take full credit)

So, if you have stayed with me long enough to wind your way down to this creativity tip, here goes:

Create routines.
Break them.

(not into a million pieces that can never, ever be put back together - why am I channeling Taylor Swift now! help me Jesus)

What I mean is - you need a schedule when you have a business - things put into little boxes, on calendars and notepads. Your body needs this stuff, too - routine nourishes the body, the soul, the mind and our emotions. Routines are good.

But creativity laughs at routine (and not even behind its back- creativity laughs right in routine's face) - creativity is bad ass, folks.

To be creative we have to break the routine. Not forever - not into a million pieces - we need the routine - we just need to break it for now.

The conscious mind says "whoa, what the hell just happened here?" This happened to me yesterday after I spent an hour watching ants on my front porch.

The subconscious takes over and drops off that little gem your rational mind and routine has overlooked.
 
It's summer, folks, (almost) crush the routine! xo all

(I promise to get to the foundation stuff this week - having too much fun thinking I'm funny right now)

2 comments:

DancingMooney ♥ said...

I tend to feel like I sound like a broken record on my blog most of the time, because I'm always like, Oh, I'm so on track right now, and then, oh I don't know what I'm doing, and then, oh I'm still doing the same thing, but I know it's what I should be doing... but it's all just me talking in circles. I feel like I've been repeating myself for years, but the funny part is that I'm finally settling into it, and focusing on improvements now, rather than trying all these new things all the time. Whatever. :)

Who cares what people think, if they don't like it, don't read it.

Your common sense has helped me in ways you don't even know, so all those nay-sayers out there... POO on You!

That's all I have to say about that. ♥

Catherine Ivins said...

My vocal naysayers are related to me! those stick in the muds! ack!

I love your blog - yes, reading old blog posts is like reading an old diary- it's all the same stuff over and over in circles - but it really allows you to see it. xo to you