On Creativity . . . and Inadequacy.

7.29.2015

If you know me, you've probably heard me whine about this before. When I talked about some of my biggest fears as a blogger, I discussed that I'm constantly afraid that I don't bring any creative content to the table. I just . . . don't have any ideas, really. Sometimes, I'll feel inspired by another's blog, but don't feel like I have an idea solid enough and different enough from theirs. And I'm obviously not here to plagiarize.

I don't read enough to just post reviews and a recap every week, and reviews are, of course, the least read posts. (WHICH MAKES ME SAD BECAUSE THAT'S WHY I'M HERE! I LOVE REVIEWS! I LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT BOOKS AND DECIDE IF I WANT TO BUY IT! WHY DON'T PEOPLE LIKE READING REVIEWS? WHY AM I EVEN BLOGGING? WHY AM I STILL YELLING?) So there are, of course, discussions! Cait at Paper Fury is basically the queen of these. (The queen of everything, really. ESPECIALLY PHOTOGRAPHY.) She comes up with topic after topic and manages to make each post funny and full of personality while still actually discussing things. (See, me, I just talk in circles.)


But the number of topics I can come up with is basically zero. SAD. SO SAD. WEEPING. I sit and get so frustrated at the lack of ideas, and if I wasn't 19 this would probably be me:


When I think of creativity in blogs, I of course think of the girls at Cuddlebuggery. (I'm attracted to humor, as you can probably tell. I think I equate it with creativity and continue to wonder why I'm not funny.) I mean, they had DINOSAURS in a post. Shannon at It Starts at Midnight has some pretty awesome posts and discussions. (Plus she's kinda cool. I guess.) And the girls at The Social Potato? SO MUCH AWESOME. Incredible and beautiful wallpapers, fun discussions, and Faye sometimes uses cartoons to review books for her. Did I already say awesome?

When you think of creativity, what blogs come to mind for you?

These thoughts, of course, lead me into a spiral of despair because I HAVE NOTHING. I HAVE NO CREATIVITY. My blog title speaks to that, though I genuinely wasn't thinking about this when I did that. It just happened because EVEN THE UNIVERSE KNOWS HOW CREATIVE I AM NOT. And then I feel awful, because there are so many blogs out there and why would anyone willingly come visit mine when there's nothing unique or interesting going on? Why would anyone keep coming back? *despairs* And then I waste time I should be reading despairing about this. And then I don't even have reviews up in place of SUPER COOL POSTS.

And so, I want to know. How do YOU come up with creative posts? How do you keep your content fun and creative but still original? Unless you're like me and sitting at the bottom of a dry well because YOU HAVE NOTHING. 

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7.29.2015

On Creativity . . . and Inadequacy.


If you know me, you've probably heard me whine about this before. When I talked about some of my biggest fears as a blogger, I discussed that I'm constantly afraid that I don't bring any creative content to the table. I just . . . don't have any ideas, really. Sometimes, I'll feel inspired by another's blog, but don't feel like I have an idea solid enough and different enough from theirs. And I'm obviously not here to plagiarize.

I don't read enough to just post reviews and a recap every week, and reviews are, of course, the least read posts. (WHICH MAKES ME SAD BECAUSE THAT'S WHY I'M HERE! I LOVE REVIEWS! I LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT BOOKS AND DECIDE IF I WANT TO BUY IT! WHY DON'T PEOPLE LIKE READING REVIEWS? WHY AM I EVEN BLOGGING? WHY AM I STILL YELLING?) So there are, of course, discussions! Cait at Paper Fury is basically the queen of these. (The queen of everything, really. ESPECIALLY PHOTOGRAPHY.) She comes up with topic after topic and manages to make each post funny and full of personality while still actually discussing things. (See, me, I just talk in circles.)


But the number of topics I can come up with is basically zero. SAD. SO SAD. WEEPING. I sit and get so frustrated at the lack of ideas, and if I wasn't 19 this would probably be me:


When I think of creativity in blogs, I of course think of the girls at Cuddlebuggery. (I'm attracted to humor, as you can probably tell. I think I equate it with creativity and continue to wonder why I'm not funny.) I mean, they had DINOSAURS in a post. Shannon at It Starts at Midnight has some pretty awesome posts and discussions. (Plus she's kinda cool. I guess.) And the girls at The Social Potato? SO MUCH AWESOME. Incredible and beautiful wallpapers, fun discussions, and Faye sometimes uses cartoons to review books for her. Did I already say awesome?

When you think of creativity, what blogs come to mind for you?

These thoughts, of course, lead me into a spiral of despair because I HAVE NOTHING. I HAVE NO CREATIVITY. My blog title speaks to that, though I genuinely wasn't thinking about this when I did that. It just happened because EVEN THE UNIVERSE KNOWS HOW CREATIVE I AM NOT. And then I feel awful, because there are so many blogs out there and why would anyone willingly come visit mine when there's nothing unique or interesting going on? Why would anyone keep coming back? *despairs* And then I waste time I should be reading despairing about this. And then I don't even have reviews up in place of SUPER COOL POSTS.

And so, I want to know. How do YOU come up with creative posts? How do you keep your content fun and creative but still original? Unless you're like me and sitting at the bottom of a dry well because YOU HAVE NOTHING. 

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