It’s official: Creativity Rulez is turning 4 today! I’m always amazed when I think about how long I have actually been doing this.
For me, to keep at one and the same project for such a long time is pretty amazing—given that I am what I have termed a Jack of All Trades. I’ve recently heard somebody refer to this very thing with the beautifully anglicized word “Multipotential”; I don’t know how I think about this word, but it feels good to know that I’m not alone… 🙂
Anyway, it’s high time for a look at the last blogging year to see what has happened.
I love dates for celebration! 😉 Today is another one: The day my blog went online 3 years ago. Amazing how time flies!
As usual, I’d like to use this day to look back at the previous blogging year and ahead to what I’m planning. Continue reading
2015 is coming to an end. The transition between years is always a good opportunity to reflect on and evaluate things past and to plan for things to come.
In this spirit, I’d like to revisit last year’s resolutions and maybe make a couple of new ones for the upcoming year. Continue reading
This tip is mainly for non-fiction writers—even though fiction writers should also have an eye on this particular point: brevity and clarity. If you write something—anything—that you would like others to read, always have the reader in mind and give some thought to how you say it. Here is why:
I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. (Mark Twain)
Indeed, this quote sounds a bit weird at first. How can it take longer to write a short letter than to write a long one? But this is so painfully true.
A skill that many people lack is to explain an idea in few, clear words that people can actually understand. This is particularly true for scholars, as well as politicians and lawyers, although with the latter two I often think it’s intentional.
It requires less thought to just go on and on and on but actually say very little. On the other hand, it requires a lot of thought to extract the most important points and express them shortly and to the point. Continue reading
Today’s the day—again! Two years ago my blog went online. Can you believe this? It really did not seem that long a time and on the other hand I feel like I’ve been doing this for ages.
I like that WordPress gives you these little reminders. It is motivating to see what you have achieved.
Last year, I used my blog’s anniversary as a chance to look back and ahead. Why not make this a little tradition?
Around the turn of the year, while others were coming up with their New Year’s Resolutions, I was busy reflecting on my blog and brainstorming a list with post ideas and topics I’d like to write about in 2015.
Some already went with a time plan when they should be published. For one clear insight and one resultant resolution came out of this reflecting process: In the past, more often than not, it took me way too long to write up seasonal posts (e.g and especially my Halloween posts). When they eventually did come out, the season was mostly already over, so the interest in those posts was understandably lower than it might have been.
My second resolution for this new year, next to being more creative, therefore: I’d like to get to a point where I manage to upload seasonal posts during their respective season.
WordPress just reminded me that I registered my blog exactly one year ago. Geez-Luise, that much time already? Seems like yesterday.
Reminds me just how time flies by. And makes me look back at my blogging experience so far… Continue reading
Oh boy! I just realized it is a month! since my last post. Gosh, time indeed does fly by when much things are happening. Here is my apology for not writing so long, and the reasons for that. Continue reading
My blog was nominated for the Liebster Award by charcoalblue on Monday. Thanks again! 🙂 I really like your blog as well. I wish I could draw 1/4 as good as you! Really cool.
My first reaction to the nomination was: Cool! The second was: Liebster Award? What’s that?
And again several days have passed since my last post. Aside from some trouble with my internet provider, the main reason is that it still takes me too long to write them. Here are three more lessons learned…