To break in my new blog, I wanted to do a quick post. I just finished building myself a website more or less from scratch. The huge gap between what I envisioned and how long it took me to achieve it meant this took longer than I ever imagined. There were countless revisions, lots of time-outs to learn new skills, content to be generated and refined and the grudging evolution of my concept. Finishing was exhilarating, like finishing a book or exhibition. My mind was whirling with questions and observations. I wanted to share.
I sat down to write the post and I suddenly got writer’s block. Since I’m neither an expert in making websites nor some creativity mega-guru, I’m having a really bad case of who-am-I-to-be-going-on-about-this?-itis. I thought back to why I’m writing this. I don’t want to tell you what I did as much as I’m really interested in learning about how other people approach their work and problem solving.
So this is an invitation to a dialogue about creativity. And voila! The block disappears. I’m going to divide my questions into a series of posts because, frankly, I prefer reading and responding to a smaller post and I have many questions.
So my talented, creative and intelligent friends (and this includes anyone reading this) how do you structure your creative processes and deal with the challenges of making something?
Let’s start off “easy” and talk about how do you start?