Hello Sunday! It’s Day 68, and I spent part of today spiffing up this website and I have to say I really like the clean lines and elegant style. I spent hours trying out different themes, tinkering with plugins, and while I am not done, I really like how it looks! This is my 10th year of blogging, and this practice of writing regularly is one I would recommend to everyone. It’s like a domino effect is put into motion- you start one thing, and from that small action done consistently, doors open, you meet different people, and opportunities arise that you may be interested in. And you’ll learn so much! So for today’s creative exercise, imagine you are writing your very first blog post. What will you write in it? For those who already have a blog, write a post of 10-15 lines explaining what your blog is about. Is it a personal log? What does it talk about? Is what you’ve written today the same as what you wrote when you first started writing it? Why do you write it? It’s up to you whether you publish the post or for those who don’t have a blog, up to you whether you decide to start one. Write without judgement, and see what comes up.
If you are looking for some ideas, and while I can’t remember what my first blog post talked about, you may want to talk about yourself, what you intend to write about, and why. Keep it succinct, and pictures are always welcome. I relate to a more casual style of writing. If your blog is about your business or a project, consider sharing the pros and cons of techniques or materials, and share helpful suggestions. Have fun with it, and don’t obsess over visitor stats! Have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow. – Priya
Background: Welcome! We are now at Day 68 of the 365 Day Creativity Challenge, and I am excited and happy to have you here! I use the terms ‘creative’, ‘creativity’ or ‘creative exercise’ very loosely. While they have very specific meanings within the art or business worlds, I define it as any activity that allows us to access an inner stillness. Where the mind’s incessant chatter decreases, and for that short period of time, we are in the presence of a magnificent quietude. Where we feel joyful and recharged as if accessing a powerful, bountiful source of imagination and ideas. It makes what we do- draw, write, paint, work in a science lab, dance, sing, play music, photography etc. etc.- a spiritual experience. It has nothing to do with talent and skill level, and everything to do with joy. Whether you take part in all 365 days, or 7, 21, or 30 days, or join us when you can, I hope you will take the time to relax, slow down, and be your joyous self! Want more details? You may want to read this introduction to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge. Just as a reminder, it really helps to have a dedicated journal or notebook because you will see a continuous record of your creativity expanding and changing as you devote time to it every day. You will also be creating a year’s worth of creative work. As you work through the prompts, write down other things that strike you because you may want to revisit these ideas. Have a wonderful day and I will see you tomorrow! To share what you are doing, please use the hashtag #ctea365 on social media and /or leave me a comment below. – Priya
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