I found a man copying a bit of my journey from my blog and using it in his Stanford’s creativity assignment and also a mail in my inbox from the same person – how much he wishes to read my poems. Hypocrisy!!! And I replied .
I know when my ideas are on the blog , they’re shared with the world. I don’t have kids but my blog is my first baby ( a girl – emotional, deep and beautiful ! 😉 ).I know now why my parents were scared to send me far when I went to do Engineering- when you care for your child , you want to keep him/her with you, safe inside your boundary! Same with my write ups, my photographs that I shared with the world. I felt insecure , nervous about the thought that everyone will read my blog posts , judge them , use them. But, nothing is creative enough unless it’s judged & called “creative” by someone else. 😀
I attended creativity course , last year. Not to know how to write or click pictures. I wanted to add creativity in my day to day work , assignments , engineering , managements! – And that course helped a lot , increased my self confidence ( which is why I came back to blogging!) and inspired me to stay “creative”. It also made me popular in a small creative world. I still believe that you cant learn creativity, it has to come from your mind.
I know , there are many bloggers who steal stories, poems , copyrighted photographs. I am not sure what they are doing in the blogging world. The day you feel blank, don’t post! But don’t steal. And if you steal and post others’ stuffs – don’t call yourself creative or even a blogger! Simple it sounds!
There are days when I have writer’s block , I run out of time to think anything new. I do not write . In stead , I post photographs that I clicked and saved for my blog. Photography is a skill and a continuous learning. Your picture can talk many things that words don’t!
When you’re out of ideas , read something ! Read like a writer. Get Inspired. And go back to your table.
Creativity is something that you create. You can use tools . You can use powtoons , prezi , powerpoint, cell phone camera , MSpaint , a chalk and the floor , your pen and napkin ! You can ramble. You can write your opinions on something you know or you just came to know. It can be anything.
While I posted many things on the blog, I sincerely put my thoughts into each of them – from my own journey ! I traveled to places to click photographs ; my husband also gave me many of his clicks. And they’re are my property, my efforts , my creativity.
If you want to use anything from the blog, take written permission from me and give me the due credit. Nothing is creative if it’s not packed with honesty! And,I know extremely good lawyers!
Stay original..Stay creative!