Anyone out there finding themselves in blogging doldrums? It is that time of the year for feeling a little blah. We are sick of winter (except for maybe Michaela) and spring seems so far away. If you look over there at my calendar of this month’s posts, there are not a lot.
I have discovered there is plenty of blogging inspiration out there, however, if you have a little look around. Did you know that Gerry has a second blog dedicated to inspiring folks to be creative? She calls it her “Gently Used Ideas Store.” Go have a look if you haven’t already.
Robin mentioned a weekly photo project back in January. It’s called MCP Project 52. I’ve been meaning to jump in on this one, but for reasons I can’t quite figure, I haven’t done it yet. Maybe you could go check it out and try it, let me know what you think? 😉
Then one day I noticed right here on WordPress, in one of those little announcements they give you while you are poking around your dashboard, that WordPress itself is working hard to inspire bloggers too! They have their own blog called The Daily Post at WordPress with a new subject to blog about each day. They invite you to become part of “Post a Day 2011” or “Post a Week 2011” to help keep your blogging mojo going.
Within the Daily Post, there is also a Weekly Photo Challenge. I haven’t explored this too much yet, but I think I’ll have a closer look as soon as I finish finding photos for the scavenger hunt. I’ll be anxiously awaiting seeing the results of all you creative souls.
To keep my creative juices flowing, I have recently signed up for Picture Inspiration. This is from the same folks who brought us Picture Winter and Picture Fall, but the format is a bit different. Rather than one photo prompt a day for a month, this will be weekly emails for a year. Emails are described as containing a mix of prompts, challenges and projects. It is scheduled to begin on February 22; I’m looking forward to seeing the new ideas.
So with all these ideas to choose from, none of us should be able to claim writers’ or photographers’ block any time soon, right? Happy blogging!