Seize the Momentum to Blog!
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Blogging is a creative activity. Even if you are writing informative articles, you have to admit you can’t do it without the momentum. When I say momentum, it is the build up of the following:
Enthusiasm: The passion for writing along with the subject one is going to write about. Do you show enthusiam when you write? People can tell. Merriam-Webster defines enthusiasm as: A: strong excitement of feeling. B: something inspiring zeal or fervor. Do your readers get inspired when they read your writing? Do they get that sense of electricity when they read through your prose?
Energy: Although it is part of enthusiasm, energy is more like the creative energy where ideas and the drive to do more research about the idea comes from. It is a battery to bloggers, novelists, musicians, and painters etc. There are days when one feels sluggish. Perhaps it’s the lack of sleep or mood swings: most of us creative people are inflected with melancholia or moments where feelings happen first before logic. After all, moods are the source of one’s passion. When you are ‘not in the mood’ I am sure you can’t put those words up there.
The big wave: The big wave is the combination of everything above. It is also passion. It comes to you and it feels like this huge approaching wave that lifts you up. I always have this affinity for surfers even though I don’t surf. These are people who anticipate that big wave and ride it. This is the same with writing. You don’t even search for passion. Because it is the most natural thing in the world. Passion just happens. You don’t fear for its loss. It’s as constant as the heartbeat or the tide.
I think there are factors that hamper one’s creativity that makes him/her loose that momentum. These are: lack of sleep, doing too much writing the day before, therefore draining one’s creative juices. It could be personal problems or like what I wrote the other day: the blogging atmosphere where you do most of your writing.
I think no matter what you do, the only best remedy is getting a good rest/sleep. Yes a good rest or sleep. Coffee won’t really help because we are talking about passion brought about by inspiration. We are not folding papers or lifting objects. We are creating something. I think momentum is very special and when we have it we must seize it because it comes and goes. But there will always be good ways to maintain it. Don’t worry. Creativity comes in abundance.
Song: Only If written and performed by Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin)
All instruments/arrangement and voices by Enya
Lyrics: Roma Ryan
Producer: Nicky Ryan
From the album: Paint the Sky with Stars: The Best of Enya (1997)
“When there’s a journey you follow a star
When there’s an ocean you sail from afar
And for the broken heart there is the sky
And for tomorrow are those who can Fly.”-Only If.
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