Blogging is fun for me, I really enjoy showing my photographs, crafty creations, and doing some real writing from time to time...but sometimes I get completely MENTALLY BLOCKED....not for lack of ideas...but lack of motivation.
There are just TOO MANY people, writing the about
all the exact same things. Taking the same instagrams of picnics and bike rides and date nights and crafts projects.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the blogs I read...but sometimes I feel like they are all regurgitating the same 'happy life' 'creative girl' 'photographer' 'what I wore'--type stuff over and over. And what one person sees, another one feels compelled to blog about the same topic.
Maybe I just read blogs that inspire me and great minds think
alike...perhaps I need to read blogs with a little more variety in order
to find true inspiration from the internet.
Sometimes I get an idea for a new blog post, and before I
can take a photo or write about it, someone else posts something so
similar (and sometimes slightly better) that it seems like a waste to even finish the post.
Case-In-Point. In January/February, we were engaged in a lengthy Japanese art unit. One of the fun things about this culture is gyotaku fish printing. Using a rubber fish set, I demonstrated how to print onto Japanese rice paper and onto vintage fabric.
The student prints turned out so cool! I was excited to share this idea on my blog, until I saw a beautiful DIY on fabric printing appear on a really famous blog just a few days later. I know printing on fabric isn't a new idea...but I felt like I would've been 'copying' to post such a similar idea at nearly the same time.
Do you think too many people are blogging and sharing the same ideas over and over?
Does it ever stifle your creativity?