Where did my mojo go?

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I seem to have lost my blogging mojo. It’s funny how when I set myself the challenge to blog 5 times a week it’s much easier than blogging once. I  guess writing 1 blog post doesn’t feel like a big job so I can easily put it off, where as 5 is a challenge so I have to set aside a lot of time to do it.

I also don’t feel like I have very much to show at the moment. I’m in the process of making some new works and am not ready to share them yet. My processes are also quite slow at the beginning and it feels like I’m not really moving forward then all of a sudden I have a large number of works finished at the same time and there will be much excitement and sharing.

It’s hard not to compare myself with other artists who seem to constantly have new work to show, as the way they work is very different.

And sometimes it’s ok to be quiet and contemplate. The world of social media is so fast paced that sometimes it’s nice to get off for a while. I’m learning that it’s not helpful when I’m working on new ideas to have my head full up of other people’s stuff. I need to be quiet and empty to allow the ideas to flow.

I’ve been stepping back from Facebook and twitter. I’m trying to get myself down to checking them once a day. I’m there with twitter but am still sometimes tempted by Facebook, but I’m getting better.

One solution is to keep my phone in a different room so I can’t see it. If it’s on the desk next to me it’s too much of a temptation to check constantly.

This feels a bit of a ramble but that’s where I am at the moment. I think that’s the mid process state of mind for me.

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