I've been keeping this blog going (again) for about 2.5 months now. And I keep waiting and waiting for the ideas to run out. It's not the best way to think, but I think it's normal. Last Friday, I posted my finished December Daily album. Finishing the album was an accomplishment in itself. I think daily projects are cool, but it's so hard to stay motived with them. At least that's how it is for me. I kept myself up to date until the 22nd of December, and then didn't touch my book again until last weekend. I kept reminding myself that it would be really sad to have a Christmas album without Christmas. But that's not my point. I always knew I would finish the album.
Where the procrastination comes in here, was actually blogging about it. I had the album finished, the pictures taken & edited, the blog post drafted... but then I didn't want to publish it. That doesn't make any sense! I started this blog to share my crafty creations and keep a record of my life. And I already did all the hard work, I just needed to hit that green button.
So, once again, I reminded myself that it would be really sad to have a craft blog without any craft projects on it. So I posted my finished album last Friday. It felt so good to get it done and out into the world to share with everyone. I then realized (while I was brushing my teeth) what was holding me up... I was scared that it was my "last good post idea". I thought that I should save my post for a rainy day when I'm out of ideas or projects to share. Because, at the time, I was out of ideas. I had 5 post ideas and that was my 5th one.
BUT, I posted it anyway, and guess what? Once that post was off my list and out of my head, I thought of sooo many more things I want to blog about, projects to try, etc., etc. My mind was clear and able to think about what I wanted to do next, not what I still needed to do. Some ideas are good. Some are bad. But they are there and that's awesome. Moral of the story: the fear of running out of ideas should never hold me back from actually doing them. Ideas aren't really anything if you don't use them.