Dear Photographer…You as a photographer are a creative person. God has equipped you with creative juices, like none other. Your eye and your viewpoint is exactly what God has given you. Now let those creative juices flow and rise to the top. Sometimes you have to put the camera down, though. Put the camera down to let those juices flow. Creating art with your camera is not always where creativity is found. Most of the time it’s found when you shut out the world, put your camera down and relish in something that inspires you. Find what inspires YOU, not others, but YOU and let your brain go wild with ideas. Even the craziest of ideas. Write them down, chase them like you’ve never chased a dream before and GO for it!
Cheering you on- Erin
Now my little P.S.
Continuing from my previous blog post on Blogging.
4 Tips to Boost Your Blogging Creativity
Here goes to addressing questions #1
Are there times you get writers block and what do you do?
All too often I hear this question from so many people…along with…
I just don’t have anything to blog.
I have no clue where to begin to put my thoughts down.
I’m afraid people won’t care.
Will people even read what I write.
I can’t write as well as so-and-s0.
[stock photo by Blog Chicka Blog]
Hey photographer…will you take a minute and forget about so-and-so and forget about your fear and replace it with YOU and who you are.
Here are 4 tips I’m hoping will help boost your confidence to blog, write and tell your story.
1- Tell your story.
Many people don’t know who you are. It takes a lot of courage to write your story, much less publish it on the world wide web for the world to read. Hey guess what…the world won’t read it, just those who care about you and for you. Let them in on your story. Everyone has a unique story…let yours be heard.
2- What inspires you?
What inspires you might just inspire others. If you love to read, write an article on your favorite book you’ve recently read. Do you love to cook and cook with lots of butter?! (wink) well share your recipe and tips and tricks one day. Can I guess you probably take pictures, since you’re here on my blog- show off your work. Haven’t had a session in awhile? Well go outside to God’s creation and take a beautiful image, post it for the world to see along with your favorite quote. That just might encourage someone along the way. Did you go somewhere fun recently? Maybe you only took your phone with you…blog your iPhone pictures and tell your story of where you went.
3- Begin a series.
Based off of #2 maybe you love to cook. Each week schedule a day of the week where you share a favorite recipe, along with pictures and some tips and tricks. Maybe you love to craft (if you know me, you won’t be seeing this on my blog!!!! although I admire people that do!!) show us the latest handiwork you’ve created and tell us (those of us who don’t know how to do all of that!) how to create the same craft. Are you a decorator? Show us your friendly tips and tricks. Maybe you have the most adorable kids ever and show them off to all of your fans and let them be a part of your life! Brainstorm what your passions are and blog about it. Write about it.
4- Set a schedule.
If you haven’t been consistent in blogging its ok. Don’t get frantic on me thinking you have to blog EVERY single DAY of the week. NO. Don’t even try that, you’ll quit after day 3. Start with 1-2 times a week. Schedule it into your workflow and your day. While you’re scheduling begin to write down what it is that day you’ll blog about. i.e. Monday = a series you will start and Thursday = either a session you’ve shot or if you haven’t had a recent session take an image that has or does inspire you (that is YOURS!) and showcase it along with a poem, quote, scripture verse etc. Knowing ahead of time what you will be blogging about will only help your mindset and ease your mind from having to brainstorm as you sit in front of a computer and waste time.
Remember blogging isn’t all about YOU. It’s about others. Can you encourage someone with your story? Can you inspire someone to pick up their passions and enjoy them again?
Will you begin? Will you tell your story and let it be heard?
Do you know of another photographer that struggles with this? I’m asking you just simply share this post with others!