Get Creative with Your Blog
Plato is quoted as saying, “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” That phrase strikes a chord deep within me as I often turn to music for inspiration. When I am feeling stumped on a project, tired on a long drive, or blocked in my writing, I find that the right tune can set things straight and spark my creative flow or energize me and my blog.
Last month I had a day where I couldn’t settle down enough to write. Too many thoughts and ideas and to-dos were swirling through my head causing me to not be able to focus on any of them. I put on some quiet, soulful jazz and found myself relaxing almost instantly. Within about twenty minutes, I was able to write the article I’d been struggling with in record time. Typically I don’t listen to a lot of jazz, but on that day, in that very moment, it was exactly what I needed and it did the trick!
Certain songs transport me mentally, others move me emotionally, and many produce a physical response, from the need to start tapping my foot to wanting to twirl about a room. As you blog, you will find that some songs will help you with your flow. You may even find that a particular song can inspire a post or add to your understanding on a topic that needs to be written.
To find inspiration from songs for you blog, you can:
- Put your iPod on shuffle and pay attention to the feelings evoked from a variety of songs.
- Study a song’s lyrics to draw clearer meaning.
- Peruse YouTube and search by topic or artist to expose yourself to new material.
- Tune in to Spotify or similar stations where new artists are featured regularly.
- Take your laptop to a local coffeeshop that plays good music and start writing while it plays in the background.
As you use music to inspire you and your blog, you’ll find your rhythm and start producing more posts than you dreamed possible. Accompanied with the right music, you can start moving your life and your blog forward. As Tim Armstrong‘s song says in the video above:
“Let’s get moving into action.
Let’s get moving into action.
If your life’s too slow, no satisfaction.
Find something out there, there’s an attraction.
If you hesitate now, that’s a subtraction.
Let’s get moving into action.”
Now’s the time to apply that action to your blog, so find your groove and write away. If you find yourself struggling or need someone to blog for you, ask me for advice!