Fourteen days ago, I started this blog to highlight and capture the moments of my creative growth. I have only been blogging for 2 weeks now, and already I have to remind myself that I am not here to “Maintain” a snazzy page but to keep cultivating the spark that I brought home with me from Europe. Snazzy pages are important, however. Truth is people do eat with their eyes first. I do need to keep this in mind, but it has to take backseat to what is really important. What’s important is raw creativity and spiritual growth, to become better at what I am doing, to turn this spark into a sustained fire.
When I thought about this this morning, I was reminded of a workshop that I had done using a creative writing book that my eldest sister wrote. The assignment was simple. I was to gather one quote about writing from my top four authors. From these quotes I was to come up with 4 writing rules to follow. I figured, since I have been getting kind of distracted with “beautifying” this blog, looking at my stats and what not, that I should take the same creative writing workshop and come up with 4 rules for blogging. (I will post my for rules of writing in my Quotes and Questions Category found underneath the Musing tab.)
Rule # 1. Keep to the path. Always remember, this blog is about discovering your new light and creative world. Let that be your beacon towards every post.
Rule # 2. Don’t take yourself too seriously, this blog is playtime. Playtime is fun and adventurous.
Rule# 3. Give what you have at the moment and spruce it up later. (Pictures are lovely. I would like to illustrate some of the Freewrites I have done but clearly this will have to happen later. It wouldn’t make sense to stress over it now.) NEVER FORGET THE POWER OF A QUARTER!
(There is a Blog called “The Almighty Quarter” found under the Daily Words in the Musing tab if you are interested in reading it.)
Rule# 4. This is not a 9 to 5, this is “Creative Therapy”. If you forget to nourish yourself first you will faint before you are able to give something satisfying to others.
If you, like me, feel like you have gotten a bit distracted, maybe its time for you to come up with some guidelines of your own. But guidelines or not, just remember, keep posting and keep having fun.