Because of the amount of stuff I’ve got on at the moment, I’ve come at my creative space from a slightly different angle today. The Endless Beanie is still ongoing, I have a bag full of projects waiting to be started, finished or tweaks, and yet mostly, I’m finding myself wanting to do more of this:
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Not writing letters as such, although I do want to do more of that. But engaging with people. Talking, sharing, exchanging, rather than just sitting here in my own space. Recently, I’ve found that there’s nothing so intimidating as the empty comment box, and I find myself thinking “they’ve got so many other comments, mine doesn’t count” or “they couldn’t possibly want to hear from me.” I know this isn’t true, since there have been several other bloggers recently saying how much they want to hear more from people, talk more, share more. And I’m a person too, which I think I forget when I realise that all they will see of me are some letters on a screen.
So my creative space this week is going to be those comment boxes all over the internet. I’m going to be brave and get out there and talk to all these fabulous people whose words I love to read. Because unless I tell them I’m reading, how will they know? And the same goes for this space. I can see from my WordPress stats how many visits I’ve had, but I do so love to talk to people. The idea seems to have finally got through to me that maybe in order to do that, I might need to talk to them first. There’s plenty of room in this big, wide internet. Time to get out there and see it!
See everyone’s creative spaces over at Kirsty’s blog here