With mobile idea catchers and connections everywhere, you never know where you're going to come up with your next blog post. But where will you settle down to finish it and go through the other steps to writing an article?
I first explored the topic of the creative environment in a 2005 article about how creative artists can connect with their surroundings, which then became a chapter of my book, Ten Ways to Thrive as a Creative Artist.
In the article, I discuss several factors, including how you can use "deliberate decorating" to inspire your creativity and how too much clutter or not having a dedicated writing space can hinder your creative efforts.
One of the things I noticed about my own creative space was that my idea catchers were making my desk too chaotic and messy. You see, I often capture my ideas for blog posts or my business on small pieces of paper (I don't want to waste paper by using more than necessary).
These piles of paper collect on my desk in between blog writing sessions or other times dedicated to catching up and working through my ideas. Yet if my notes were scattered all over the desk, that caused my mind to feel scattered as well.
Just the simple act of straightening the pile of papers changes how my desk looks and how focused I feel. And when it's time to turn my brainstorm of blog ideas into the draft of my next post, my notes are neat and easy to work with.
The more deliberate you are about when, how and where you sit down to blog, the more successful it will be as a marketing activity.
I am working on creating an optimal blogging environment for you at a future series of blogathon events. Stay tuned to http://www.businessblogathon.com for information and announcements about upcoming virtual and live blogathons.