Today’s post is a bit different. If you search our friend Google for the keyword “creativity” you are sure to find several items like: 18 Ways To Unleash Your Creativity or 10 Steps To Boost your Creativity or even 475 Ways To Unlock Your Creativity.
All good reads I’m sure. Don’t get me wrong, we all need to unleash, boost and unlock our creativity, but I want to focus today’s post on a different idea.
I want you to learn to INDULGE your creativity.
Here’s my first presupposition: All created things are inherently creative.
Yep – I take it for granted that you and I are creative by nature. Somewhere within each of us is the desire and ability to create something from nothing.
Here’s my second presupposition: Bloggers are some of the most creative people I know. I have (as I’m sure you have) been blown away by many of the things I see bloggers create. We are an amazing community.
So – with this in mind, let’s take a look at three ways we can indulge our creativity as bloggers.
We Can Indulge Our Intuition
I have written about intuition before, but here’s what I want you to remember – it’s okay to yield to your intuition when sitting down to write a blog post. Some of the best blog posts come from the heart as well as the head. When both work together – now that’s creativity!
We Can Indulge Our Senses
Did you ever get a blog post idea from an image, picture, photo, piece of art? Here is a place where food and beverage bloggers have the rest of us. They are naturally in touch with their sense of smell and taste as they create.
Some of the best blog posts come from art blogs. Why? because they indulge their sense of sight in their writings.
We Can Indulge Our Community
I realize more each day how much i depend upon other bloggers for sparks of creativity. The community of which we are all a part is teeming ideas. We should find ways to tap into this community as often as possible.
Here’s a simple idea for indulging the community: Guest Posting. Reach out to the community and participate. Invite the creativity of others to your blog. I do it on a regular basis at my blog. I believe you should as well.
As I’ve already said, bloggers are some of the best, brightest and most creative people out there. I believe the way we consume information in today’s society has been transformed by the creativity of the blogging community.
Case in point – all the major newspapers of the world now have their own blog.
Whether we are The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, a business blog, a marketing blog, a technology blog or a personal blog – it’s time for us all to indulge our creativity.
Your turn. In what ways our you indulging your creativity as a blogger? How do you view creativity? How does your creativity change the way you work, live, write?
I love to read and learn from your comments. Please continue the conversation below.
image: Sarah Korf