Autumn is delicately gliding amongst the trees, leaving rapidly spreading splashes of color behind her. And I am feeling rejuvenated and inspired to tackle my online presence once more. I’ve filmed a couple vlogs for my Youtube channel and have ideas for two or three more already bubbling about in my brain.
I’ve pressured myself so much and felt incredibly guilty about not writing blog posts, not making videos, not posting to Instagram. I want to do all of these things! I think and dream about it constantly. But as soon as I start, something locks up and doesn’t feel right. What if it isn’t aesthetically pleasing? What if it isn’t perfect? *sigh*
Such are the battles we creatives must endure. Especially now when the sheer volume of content available is utterly incomprehensible!
What changed? Why am I now inspired to brainstorm and actually follow through with the ideas I’ve had? A number of reasons. Much thinking and planning. Wishing and dreaming. Finding a few other seemingly like-minded souls on Instagram and Youtube.
But the main, final straw was the simple, no pressure or rules, photo challenge hosted by Kika. This gorgeous human is the creative genius behind Kutovakika on Youtube and Instagram. Her photographs are brilliant. Her videos are a beautiful combination of funny, inspiring, and visually stunning. Basically, if you haven’t heard of her, go check her out now! You won’t be disappointed.
The photo challenge she hosted was to post one photo a day for the month of September. That’s it. If you miss a day or two, that’s fine. There aren’t any specific prompts. Be creative. Stop getting too caught up in making sure everything is perfectly aesthetically pleasing. Start somewhere.
I’ve loved it! I have missed a couple days, but for the most part I’ve made one post each day. They aren’t perfect. They don’t entirely match the look I want to capture, the impression I want to give, but it’s a start. And that’s what matters.