Discussion: Do You Struggle with Creativity?

Posted October 11th, 2017 by in Discussions / 1 comment

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.

Do you struggle with creativity? If not, any tips for those of us who do?



One Response to “Discussion: Do You Struggle with Creativity?”

  1. Lover Of Romance

    I sometimes struggle with creativity too. I am pretty simplistic, I don’t need to do anything fancy. Even though I designed my site, it took several tries to get something I really loved. And there are still some aspects that I would like to change but have no idea how and where I want to go with it. I still have no clue how to do fancy creative titles for my posts or if I even want to do that. But I do have a creativity side, I love scrapbooking and bullet journal and adult coloring but it doesn’t always come out as easily as I would like. Its a work in progress though, just learning to let the controlling part of me let go (which is really difficult)
    Great post here.

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