I have to admit I’m at a low ebb, creatively. You may have noticed it’s been quiet around here, which makes me worry that this blog is starting to resemble the little wooden Christmas tree I saw today, forgotten on a corner.
I’ve got drafts of posts in various stages of completion, a list of recipes I need to catch up on, and another list of posts to write and places to visit. What I’ve been doing instead is reading, reading, reading.
Here are a few of the rabbit holes I’ve fallen down:
How London’s private development has damaged its public space and where it should look for inspiration, instead.
A reminder that drilling down into a genre or author pool can be an important part of reading widely and well. And another that seeing a theme everywhere can be a slippery thing.
Some validation, finally, for my techiness around Starbucks’ take on chai. Then, a disquisition on the chemistry of tea and a proper cuppa.
I’m hoping that there’s a little inspiration lurking amongst all these links I’ve been chasing down, but I also suspect that I need to shake myself out of my usual routines and wander beyond my regular haunts.
And I could use a little inspiration from you, too. What do you do when you need to be shaken out of a creative funk?
8 thoughts on “My Corner of the Internet is Getting a Little Dusty”
Dear Teresa, for starters, there is a little token of appreciation coming your way (we have reached a milestone and have cooked our way halfway through the book) from The Cottage Cooking Club administrator, it´s got something to do with brewing a really good cuppa…so that might provide the opportunity to sit down and let your mind wander and maybe even get inspired – who knows?! I take it that your address is still the same it was at Christmas?…I am going to mail everything out tomorrow – if there are changes to your personal info, please let me know at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the best for now,
Thanks so much, Andrea! You really are wonderful. My address is the same. And there’s nothing so conducive to creativity as a good cuppa, is there?
Hi Teresa, I think we all kind of isolate and hold back at times but I like to think when I do that I am regrouping, when I get tired of that then I push forward. Not sure what brings me out……don’t be too hard on yourself.
Thanks, Cheri! I like that point of view. There’s nothing wrong with a little regrouping. 🙂
Hi Teresa, I think most of us have been there. I try to make sure that blogging is not a chore by not trying too hard to write a catchy or long post every time – if I don’t have much to say, I don’t try and labour the point. That way, when something does capture my imagination, I can just pull out the throttle and let the creative juices flow.
Thanks, Gaye – I do think I can make writing into a bit of a slog for myself, sometimes.
I’m here to support you. Ebb, flow… you should see how many ‘drafts” I have in the queue. I visit them from time to time but when the creativity is not flowing, its just not there. Then BAM, it is. BTW, there is nothing worse than a blog post from someone who doesn’t have much to say. 🙂
Oh, Trevor, you’re awesome! I do worry about posting when I’ve nothing to say, but I also worry about losing the habit of regular writing. 🙂