Blogging as Creative Outlet

Over on LifeDev Glen wrote a piece on how blogging shouldn’t be seen as a job.  Sure, we want our blogs to be successful but in the long run they are an expression of ourselves.

I ran into this problem when I was working on Lindybloggers.  Once it felt like I had to put out a certain type of content with a certain tone it became restrictive and lacked the freedom I had enjoyed with my writing.  I kept putting off finishing an event review and a month passed.

After a bit of reflection and free time I deleted the old draft and rewrote my review from scratch in a much shorter time.  I took the work out of the writing and made it a creative process again.

Whenever I’m in a crunch for writing I’ll definitely have to keep this in mind.

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Posted on 19 December 2008 by Carl

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