I talk a lot on here about having a plan, starting with the end in mind etc. but I have to confess that that was not at all my approach for these 28 Days of Blogging. I kinda jumped into this challenge as a way to get my blog moving again, and I am happy to say it worked! I’m pretty amazed that I came up with a blog topic every day for the last 28 days. Granted there were some days when I was just phoning it in, but since I am also doing the 100 Day Project at the same time, and posting my paintings every day, even when I think they look like utter crap, I applied the same restrictions to myself for the blogging.
Now I know that it’s true that the more I create, be that writing, painting, or doodling, the more creative I feel, and the more ideas I have. I was able to adapt things that were just glimmers of an idea in the corner of my mind, into full fledged blog posts that I love.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.Pablo Picasso
So my advice is when you’re feeling stuck creatively, just start. Make a mark on the paper or canvas. Type “I don’t know what to write” over and over until other words come out. Doodle in your sketchbook. If you crochet make a bunch of granny squares. If you knit make some garter stitch squares. Or vice versa! Sometimes if you try something different it can help you get unstuck.
You just never know where it will lead you.