How creative are you? Sometimes creativity is thrust upon you.
Single mother Jack Monroe, for example, used an old cell phone to blog, and ended up with a book deal. The Mail Online reported:
Ms Monroe, from Southend, was job-hunting and living on benefits when she started her blog following a councillor’s attack on single mothers in her local paper, which appeared under the headline: ‘Druggies, drunks and single mums are ruining our town’.
She began attending council meetings and writing about politics and budget meals on her A Girl Called Jack blog following encouragement from friends. She used a Nokia E72 phone to write and upload her posts as she does not own a computer.
Sometimes the things you do for fun have the greatest effect. The hot news in the tech world this week is Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr for 1.1 billion. Tumblr’s developer David Karp, who’s 25, won’t end up the a billion dollars. He took on investors, so his take is around 220 million dollars.
Here are the 16 most popular Tumblr blogs, all created for fun.
What inspires YOUR creativity?
Perhaps creativity is a necessity for you. Or perhaps, you’re creating something for fun which will change your life.
Do something creative today, just for fun.
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Watch for the next article in this series. We’ll sell something from your new site. Check out our Monday Madness Beginners’ Offering too, even if you’re already writing and selling. Selling your writing is a MINDSET, and that mindset begins with creativity. (Watch the blog for an article on that, later this week.)
The mark of a pro writer – what is it?
How do you know when you’re a real professional writer? You write obviously, but professionals PITCH every day. Yes, every single day. A real professional writer lives to hone his creativity by selling his ideas.
You’ll find Part 2 of “Creativity: Pitch Like a Pro” article here.
We’ve got some exciting news coming up. I’ll share that with you later this week.
In the meantime, think about necessity, and fun. Jack Monroe’s amazing. She created a popular blog with nothing more than an old cell phone and her creativity. She was driven by necessity. Sometimes we’re forced to be creative.
Fun’s an excellent stimulus to creativity too. Consider those popular Tumblr blogs. Few writers spend enough time having fun. Most of us are way too earnest and staid.
This week, have FUN, and create.