Today’s post is the final one in a series on bringing your other creative talents to your blog. To read the first post in this series, click here. To read the second post, click here. For the third post, click here.
So you have your skill, you have your material, when do you start?
Make an excuse
It’s easy for those creative leanings to stay on the back burner until a better time when there’s less chaos, less work, less engagements, but that time honestly will never get here. If you want to add your other creative talents to your blog, now is the time to do it. Like many of us, I’m a procrastinator. I feel like my creative juices really get going when I should have finished it last week and the deadline is tomorrow.
Make a deadline
Whether you get in gear for Vegan MoFo or decide that June is the month of creation, announce on your blog what you’ll be doing, what your schedule will be, and stick to it.
Make a habit
I find it can be easier to make a daily habit than it is a sometimes habit. Something that you do every day or at least every weekday is a non-negotiable, but something that you do on a occasion could be put off for another occasion. So decide that for every day in July you’re going to put a doodle on your blog along with a recipe. Or for the month that you went vegan, you’re going to honor it by writing a short story on how veganism has affected the various facets of your life. Decide that you’re going to make a longer project like sewing a dress or building a cat house, and every day document what you’ve done, how it’s progressing. It doesn’t have to be the whole focus of the post, but it can.
Good luck on bringing your own creative endeavors to your blog. We are all creative beings, and it can be easy to forget that sometimes. But all of us have the need to create and to leave a legacy. Whether it’s something small and sweet or something large and grandiose, find ways to bring more of your creative self to your blog – for your own satisfaction, to show more personal authenticity, and to give a clearer picture of you.
If you can only take one thing away from this series, I hope it will be this:
Find a way to use the talents that are uniquely yours and share the words that only you can share. No one else has your gifts. No one else can tell your story.