Just this weeks list of favorited interesting reads. The image above was taken last night when I was in a very creative mode and doing a super cool project, which I hope to share with you all soon. For now, here are my favorite week’s reads.
Sketchbook Pages, Postcard Daydreams – I love taking peaks into other people’s sketchbooks. Each sketchbook is so unique to each person and I just love looking at them and trying to understand what’s going on in them. Everyone’s style is so different and I find beauty in each book I get to peak into. Love these pages. They inspire me so much that I’m reconsidering the whole not keeping a sketchbook thing (I once used to keep a sketchbook…in my art major days).
18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently, HuffintonPost – My friend recently posted the link to this article on Facebook. Interesting insight on creative types and what they seem to do differently from the average person. Though, I don’t think every person who exhibits one or more of these qualities can be considered a “creative” person, because a lot of people daydream and such, but it does seem like a lot of artist friends that I have (myself included) do have many of these qualities. Not everyone will have all of them, but definitely most of them are spot-on for us creative-types. Worth a read!
The Future of Blogging, The Future of Us, Scarphelia – I love this look on blogging and why you should want to begin blogging. I’ve been seeing a lot of “Blogging 101” type posts floating around the interweb and they all seem to say the same things. You need to decide on a central topic for your blog, like fashion or food or art, etc, then choose a name that fits your topic and begin to find your voice, etc. There are lots of general advice given in these types of post, but for the most part, having a central topic is one of the biggest things you must have. But the thing is, you don’t have to have a category that your blog fits into. Katie’s post brings up a lot of great points, like creating posts that truly reflect you. Don’t be so afraid of how your content with be taken. If it was thoughtfully created, the right people will read it. You don’t have to only talk about one thing (unless you really like that one thing) in order to gain a following. And on that note, blogging shouldn’t be about gaining a following, or becoming “blog famous,” it should be about the love of blogging or curating content that you like and truly reflect who you are. This post is truly a refreshing read for any sort of blogger, old and new.