I have a confession: I struggle with creativity. I think part of that has to do with liking things to remain similar because it is comforting to me. I have a format for my reviews, I like to have a somewhat flexible posting schedule, and a lot of times I am inspired by other people’s creativity. Original ideas are not my forte. This is what makes me a reader not a writer and I think it’s a big reason why my chosen artistic hobby is cross-stitch. Someone else has already designed the pattern and chosen the colors. I’m just replicating it.
I did at one time sit down and brain storm 49 discussion posts (all on my own!) so I should be good there. I’ve been exercising my creativity in the hopes that it’s like a muscle and the more I try and use it the better it will get. I can’t see myself changing my reviews up or my blogging schedule. I’ve developed those for convenience and ease and they work.
I use Foodie Friday as a source of creativity. It gives me a chance to talk about cooking and also has me thinking about what I can share. Even in cooking I struggle with creativity. I scour Facebook groups, Pintrest, and foodie blogs for meal ideas and combinations.
As I mentioned, I’m working with my creativity. Hopefully Once Upon a Chapter will start to see some of the fruits of those labors.