Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Blocked

It's been a couple of months since I started this blog. It's been fun, exciting, stress inducing, time consuming, simply amazing. 

Right now, though, I feel blocked. Terribly horrifyingly blocked. I've been doubting the name of the blog, the quality of my photos, the profile description. I feel blah with my blog's design, wanting to do more while not yet knowing how to.

I see beautiful design everywhere, all the time, and want to get my own ideas out there. I gaze at inspiring websites, logos and portfolio designs (although they are not exactly making me more confident in my own work).

I guess this kind of blockage and self-doubt phase is common, which is a bit absurd since there has never been as many ways and opportunities to be creative as there are now.

Eventually, everything will unblock. I know that.
The best thing to do?

Just keep writing/photographing/making.
Learning. Trying. Improving.
Remembering why I started this blog in the first place.

And maybe taking a teensy bit of time off of everything creative, like going to the hairdresser's.
Like right NOW.

I'm thankful for feedback and ideas, 
thank you for stopping by!



J

6 comments:

  1. I have been feeling the same lately - things can be so slow one day and then you're bursting with creativity and loads of feedback. Let's keep going and being inspired - there are lots of good things ahead! :)

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  2. I've just come across your blog and think you're doing well! There's no need for self doubt, although we are all full of it at times. The best thing to do is keep creating and growing and accept that sometimes you're going to have to work harder at it than other times. There is always someone out there who will appreciate and admire what you're doing.

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    1. Thank you Raine, that's so nice of you :)

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  3. I stumbled on your blog via craftgawkers, and I have now spent the last 2 hours pouring over your ideas and photos. I kept thinking that I have been wanting to document all the craft projects I do, but I feel like starting a blog feels very overwhelming. I really admire the beautiful simplicity that your blog has. It has such a clean and artistic feel to it. I was shocked, and a little relieved, to see this post. It is nice to know that I am not alone in experiencing the doubt and negative self-talk that can run through my head. I hope, since now it appears that the block has lifted, that you are able to see what an amazing space you have created here online. Please know that you are inspiring me, and I am sure many others, to put ourselves out there in spite of our own internal doubts.

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    1. Thank you M, so sweet of you to take your time around my posts, and taking the time to comment! It was a low couple of days, but at the same time I knew that a point (or several) of those are inevitable. I think it also was blended with feelings from being away from all of our friends&family; the blog had kept me busy so when I got "blocked" there was nothing distracting me.

      Blogging has been overwhelming at times, but at the same time I feel blogging has given me so much. It's only after I started blogging that I really got involved more in other bloggers' writing as well :). Blogging teaches you a lot about skills like writing, photographing and social media, but also about your own voice. There are sooo many bloggers out there, and still no-one is like you.

      Let me know if you start your own :)

      J

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