A couple months ago, my husband brought me a gift of Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal, a journal that you’re pretty much supposed to annihilate. When writing to ask about Wish Jar, her blog, I told Keri that I have been randomly smearing, thumbprinting, torching, and fruit-stickering my Wreck This Journal with abandon. I’ve even stamped and addressed it. I plan to mail it to myself from Happy Camp, Calif. Because … who doesn’t want a journal from Happy Camp?
This is what Keri had to say about blog motivation:
In my case, I suppose I too have not been writing on the blog as much as I used to. This is due in large part to the fact I have a toddler, and I do much less of everything in general. But I will admit to a bit of malaise with regard to the blogging world. What used to be an exciting and new medium has slowly become a little formulaic or redundant. I find myself yearning to push the blog to some kind of new place, use the medium to some kind of advantage, yet I don’t know what that is just yet. The only real answer I have to your question of how to stay motivated is that because I often use it as a creative medium I find that it feels good to put stuff out into the world. Even if it is some small and seemingly insignificant thing. A few words, or a quote. Or even things I find on the street. Things I like looking at. All can be interesting and help me to feel like I am getting something out, which is very good for me with so much time going to my child these days. I don’t put any pressure on myself to make it “good”. The only goal is to get something out. Anything. Often it is the simplest things that others respond to the most.