Background: I received an email from someone I do not know who read Create Your Own DIY Planner. She asked if I would be creating a planner for creatives and selling it.
Yes. Why? Why should you listen to me, or to anyone?
First of all, who writes a reset post and then goes on vacation? Apparently, I do. Oops.
Second, here we go. Here’s an introduction to me. Feel free to leave comments either here or on the video over at YouTube.
I have started — OK, restarted — a creativity coaching endeavor. This time, I’ve been considering what could be usable on a solo basis, which is how I tend to do things. And with those ideas (and input from others), I’ve developed The Creative Toolbox to encompass it all.
I’m trying something a little new.
I have signed up on Medium.com. I spent a day looking around after I signed up. As of right now, I have two stories on there.
I am not abandoning the blog. Goodness, no! Especially not after I’m just restarting it. I am doing this in conjunction with the blog.
I’ve received several recommendations for Medium. When the universe talks, I listen. I’ve been hit with clue sticks in the past and ignored them. Then I got hit by the whole clue tree. Yes, I’ve learned from that. So I’m on Medium. Feel free to check me out over there.
Now that the ProBlogger Get Your Groove Back Challenge is done, I’m left thinking about frequency, topic coverage, and what’s next.
First, frequency. I know I cannot keep up a pace of posting on a daily basis. I would get bored with it and I would quit. It has happened before. I don’t want to do that again. Plus, I figure if I’m bored, you’re bored. That’s not a good combination any time. My current plan is to post a few times a week.
Right now, it’s Sunday evening. I’m going to go ahead and post this tonight, but in the future, posts will go live on Monday. I will also schedule things for Wednesday and Friday. We’ll see how that frequency works for a while. If it needs changing, I can certainly do that.
Next, topics. I still stand by what I’ve said before that this blog is about my path along the creative journey. It is. It will be. However, it will be a little more focused. It will include my main topic areas of writing, creativity in general, and planning/bullet journals. As I know you are aware, this will allow for a wide range of subtopics.
I’m planning on another fountain pen first impression soon. I’ll actually have the fountain pen in-hand tomorrow. It’s a Pilot Metropolitan Retro in orange. I got some Private Reserve Orange Crush ink to go with it. Stay tuned for that.
Now, what’s next? That’s a good question.
I’m working on a couple books. One is further along than the other. It will be an eBook, probably costing less than $2. I think this book has the potential to be very helpful and I want it to be affordable. The most helpful book in the world isn’t worth anything if you can’t afford it.
I am also planning some videos for my long-dormant YouTube channel. Anything that’s on there is …. old. That will change.
I’m making more use of my Instagram accounts as far as writing, the writing life, creativity, and planning go. Some of those posts may be lengthened and transported over here. (Yes, accounts. There’s my main one and my bullet journal/planning one.)
There’s more still percolating, but I think that just about covers it for now. Except for one thing.
What do you want to see here?
Let e know and I’ll do my best to cover it.
Some of you might know I’ve been participating in a blogging challenge hosted by ProBlogger. It has had me creating more content than usual, which is a good thing. I did get a bit behind, but I’ve still done a lot more in the past two weeks than I have in a long time here.
Other participants in the challenge posted on a wide variety of topics. The ones I tend to gravitate toward are about writing, photography, and creativity in general. No surprise there, right?
Here is a link-up of some of the creativity posts. I hope you like them.
5 Books That Will Spark Your Creativity – Two of my favorite books are on this list: Wired to Create and Big Magic. You’ll have to visit the post to see what else is there. I’m not going to ruin the surprise for you.
Why Am I Not More Creative? – I’ll just say some of the ideas and theories presented here are closely aligned with some of mine, including the idea that we are all creative.
How to Find Your Creative Side – Good tips, all. I particularly like the advice about experimenting. It can be fun and it works.
Why Being Bad Can Be Good for You – Have you ever thought that you don’t have to be good at everything? Being a beginner is good.
Book Review: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert – We’ve already established above that this is one of my favorite books. She does a good review of it here.
Out of all of the posts about writing, creativity, photography, etc., it was difficult to narrow it down to just a few. I couldn’t exactly share of them with you. This post would be as long as a book. I think you’ll find something here you can relate to, though.