Why Blog?

Curious Cats by Kirsten Harris, Acrylic on Board, 40 x 50 cm

I haven’t blogged much lately, so thought I would write a ‘why blog’ blog to give myself a kick up the creative bum!

Simply put,  blogging takes you forward. 

It’s an odd thing but it’s an effective way to speed up the creative flow. I think it’s because pressing ‘publish’ has  a commitment to it, a slightly scary hurdle to jump, but what a gift it is to be able to send our ideas out into the world in an instant. 

Seth Godin describes the three keys to creativity as curiosity, generosity and connection.  I like his list. 

Blogging seems to foster all three as habits. 

Curiosity – It’s definitly a curious thing to not know what to write until committing to write. Like art,  I never know what the image will end up looking like. This is both the challenge and excitement. Curiosity is a place of wonder and exploration that’s never boring…

Generosity is a word that speaks to me. I have been feeling a bit closed up, static. I guess a bit of Covid fallout, finding myself stuck in a startle pattern of sorts with white noise playing in my head like a radio out of tune. I’ve been painting a lot but when thinking to write a blog, then fuzz…

So, a blog on blogging! 

Blogging kind of focuses the brain, a way of tuning in to a ’higher’ frequency. Writing frequently keeps tuning this frequency! White noise is flipping boring after all. White noise –  the sound of a static life!

Generosity is fearless and stimulates fearlessness! 

How easy and safe it is to hold on tight, but how much more expansive and joyful to be generous. Sharing our creativity with the world is an act of generosity. We have an unbelievable opportunity to spark generosity through blogging and the connections worldwide we can make by sharing ideas and the ripples these cause. 

Connections – through my art, blogging and my facebook page I feel connected to all sorts of people I have never met, but who I know I like enormously. By connecting we have the potential to be incredibly creative for our beautiful world. I intend to keep planting trees through selling my art. Connecting with others through art is my way of doing so. 

Thank you Seth, your three keys to creativity have stimulated my thinking and got me going again.  I feel better already!

Seth blogs daily, worth checking out. He is an interesting thinker. 

www.kirstenharrisart.co.uk 

This original framed painting is available on my website, as are prints of it. How many cats can you find?

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