Sometimes we run out of ideas.
We so want to write, but can't come up with anything juicy.
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❖ Start a series of posts on a topic, or rejuvinate an old series with a twist. ❖ Interview someone, or interview a bunch of people using the same questions for comparison. ❖ Start a brainstorming session with a question in a post... ask people to add their ideas in the comments. ❖ Think of something artsy or craftsy you bought recently (i.e, scissors, thread, easel, craft organizing stuff) and describe how you made your decision and if it works as you expected, and what you wish you had known before the purchase. ❖ Think about jobs you’ve had... are there some unique tips/insights that you learned? Why do airlines charge extra fuel surcharges rather than increase fares? What does a valet really do with your Jaguar? How do you clean an espresso machine? What’s in frozen yogurt? ❖ I bet there’s something that you know how to do, something that you could share... something that you don't even realize is a skill... like how to choose or read a sewing pattern? How to match yarn to a knitting project? What pattern to quilt a quilt? How to test fountain pen inks? How to produce an e-course? What should you not buy at a farmer's market? How to plan a trip to Turkey? Strategies for thrift shopping? How to manage 3 year old watercolor artists? ❖ Take a little field trip to part of your city that you love and do a photo tour. ❖ Share photos of your art area or garden. ❖ Show behind-the-scenes photos of creative chaos; a studio redesign, sewing project, art project, baking bread. ❖ Plan a creative challenge or swap. ❖ Organize a group art project for charity. ❖
I personally love the idea of a series, and they seem to get better as they go, because you think of more and more twists and turns and tangents to your topic.
Here's your chance, give some feedback to the creative bloggers of the galaxy! [my responses in brackets]
- What would you like to see more of in creative, arts and crafts blogs? [i'd like to see reality - behind the scenes stuff, work in progress, experiments that didn't work, how people fit art into their day-to-day lives]
- What wouldn't you miss? [horoscopes, cat photos, forgive me]
- What draws you to continue reading a blog? [the "voice" of the blogger, creativity, humour, quality photography, intelligent writing]
- What would make you stop reading a blog? [unexpected NOISE (including music) when going to the blog, lack of recent posts, a focus on what has been posted to etsy, distracting ads, pop-ups]