Overcoming the Creative's Block

Saturday, February 11, 2017


Whoever thinks running a blog is easy, oh boy they have no idea! I've been a blogger for a few years and while I love it, there are times when it is absolutely exasperating. It takes so much out of me especially when I'm not feeling exactly "creative".

I challenged myself with kimmcdougal.com this year by blogging everyday and I've missed only a couple of days so I'm pretty proud of myself for keeping at it. I'm really afraid not to post often because if I let a few days go by, it'll be easy to let the blog go entirely which I don't want to do. I looked at some other bloggers I follow to see how they handle creative's block.


Some ideas I've read are writing down topic ideas, re-writing older posts, and just taking short breaks. But one thing I like to do is to keep pretty, artistic things around me. For example, I love having my Happy Planner on my desk because it is pretty to look at. I'll flip through its pages to read some of the sayings and scriptures I put into it to stay inspired. I also love my little pink stuffed animals...I have a pretty white kitty that I made a hat for her in pink. She sits right on top of my gold lamp. I have a pink turtle that sits on top of my desk in front of my keyboard. And I have white lights with silver balls hanging on the wall in front of me that I turn on at night that illuminates my room like a portrait studio. I love it!

By having items around me that give me joy, inspiration isn't far away. And to stay motivated, the only thing I can tell you is that you just push yourself to do what you do. Many times my body screams, "STOP"!, "SLOW DOWN!" Sometimes I listen, sometimes I know I have to write something and when I get started on a blog post, surprisingly, the words come. Before I know it, it's done and ready to publish. I think unfortunately creative's blog is part of an artist's life, but it can be conquered and as long as I don't put undue pressure on myself... writing won't be drudgery, instead it'll remain what I love to do.

photos by canstockphoto.com and kaboompics.com

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  1. Nice Kim. We bloggers are all inspired by different roots all coming from where our inspiration is birthed. I am a Christian blogger and while my messages originate from the Holy Spirit they are indeed fostered through what surrounds me. Good word Kimmie.

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    1. Thanks lady! We definitely are inspired by all around us and thankful God gives us so much beauty to write about!

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