I’m stuck. I don’t know what to write. Of course I make a content calendar. A strategy of what I’m going to post and what I’m going to write about. But the irony of it all, is I don’t know what to actually write. I enjoy writing. Really I do. But it’s a struggle.
Right now, I’d rather be drawing circles.
The irony of it all is without writing, the illustration suffers. My overall creativity slows down. My craft of drawing suffers.
Why Bother Writing
Why bother spending time, that precious commodity, putting words to paper (or the screen in my case?) Without writing you can’t explore your ideas. Think about this, writing a blog or a journal is a mind dump. It’s a journey into your thoughts. There are many benefits to writing you can check out here.
Writing is an exercise. I’m all for exercising but sometimes, I just don’t want to. That’s the irony of this.
I’m struggling right now to write. That’s also why I’m writing right now. I’m writing right now to get the ideas flowing. I’m getting my mind in a state of thinking. Let’s be real, I’m also writing because if I don’t, I’d feel like I was wasting my time by not writing.
I’m always talking about creativity and the pursuit of our individual creativity because I believe it’s important. But it takes effort. We can’t forget that. Writing, drawing, anything, requires effort. Just as I spend time filling pages of sketchbooks, and scrolling through Instagram, writing feeds all of it. The ideas, feed into the sketches and the captions I post.
Most of all, the writing sets a path of where I want to go. This my journal of sorts that I share with, well, everyone who chooses to read.
It’s More Than Just Marketing
In truth, the more I write, the more content I’m creating. The more I’m feeding my content marketing. But it’s more than just marketing. Writing the blog is about creative flow.
The irony is I need creative flow to come up with ideas to not…be stuck. So my advice is to write. Whatever it is you feel you need to write. Make your own inspiration. Even if you write something like a creative jumpstart.
The point of my rant is creativity really has no limitation. You, we, have to force ourselves at times to make it happen. Sometimes, we have to fake it to ourselves.
The irony of it all is we can fall into a trap of where we let the lack of ideas stop us from achieving. Creativity is based on inspiration and expression. It’s basic humanity. Regardless of what you do, business, career, parenting, leadership (more on creativity for leadership in later posts), we can’t let ourselves falter.
Getting stuck is part of the process. It’s the irony of it all.
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