I think of creativity as a circle or infinity loop. Around and around the creative impulse circumnavigates.
And to keep this momentum – you need to give what you get.
I see too many “creative types” who think of creativity (or life in general) not as a circle but rather as an incline plane in which everything is supposed to flow towards them with ease.
Life does not work this way. If you ever feel out of momentum with your creativity- your blogging, your art, your idea, your career, or whatever- I suggest you do one thing: Look where you can give. Look where you can put something out there to support the work of another and push that circle around.
I think the blogging world is a perfect example of this. I have gained SO MUCH by the comments and “likes” of others. You inspire me and provide momentum to my circle of creativity.
I also gain from my role in reading and commenting on the work of others. As I read blogs, as I comment and take in new perspectives, I am completing the loop and generating more power.
I work with some artists, though, who only see a 1-way direction to the artistic process. They think creativity means they put their work out there and then comments and accolades flow to them. They miss the point of the circle and loop- you get what you give.
If you want momentum in your art and life, you must support those acts in others.
Life is not an incline plane (or if this is how you view life, I would be cautious- we have all heard the saying of what exactly flows down hill 🙂 )
Give to the creative process in others. Support work and words from someone else and watch how your own creative circle gains momentum.