Night Owl: Thinking Outside of the Norm

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Here’s a random thought for a Monday….

I come up with the most clever thoughts/ideas and well constructed sentences in my head after 11 PM.

Anyone else? Because I find this to be really common among people. You know when you’re laying there in bed unable to sleep and all these random thoughts just come in? Isn’t it weird how that works? All during the day you can’t come up with one creative thing and then suddenly when you hit the bed, boom! All the creativity come to you.

They say to keep a notebook or journal on the side of your bed for reasons like this. Which, I kind of want to start doing so because last night I couldn’t help but think, wow! Did I really just get all clever and such just now? Look at the time to notice it was 11:15… then midnight… then almost 1 AM… and the thoughts just kept on coming! Maybe I should replace some of my sleeping hours with writing. I wouldn’t mind that at all.

I used to write all the time when I was younger. In fact, it was my dream for the longest time to be a journalist but that was quickly taken from me when people kept giving me negative feedback on the difficulty of getting into that field. But oh well… perhaps I can just be my own writer lost in my mind at the late hours of the night. Perhaps this would help with doing blog posts! So if you ever see a really clever blog post from me, just know I probably came up with it at 2 in the morning.

I did a little research on why this might be and although I haven’t read much yet, it is scientifically shown that “night owl” people are much more creative. I don’t know too much of the specifics but do know it has something to do with different areas of your mind starting to shut down for sleep which causes your mind to think outside of the norm.

Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But definitely interesting! I might do some more research because I am quite curious…

So what does everyone think? Are you the same way? Do you put your creative juices to work in the late hours of the night?

The Future of Blogging

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Now I’m sure the question that is on my mind has been on every other bloggers mind as well at some point. Where is my blog going? Being someone new to blogging, I have been thinking about this a lot recently. I wonder about what my blog will look like in the future, how long I will blog for, and what I want out my blog. As much as I cannot answer this quite yet, I do have ideas in mind on what I am currently expecting to come out of my blog. 

I do not want my blog to be “boring.” I want to attract other bloggers and even non-bloggers to want to read my posts and come back for more. I believe this is why I do not want my blog to focus on one overall topic or theme. Each post will be different from the previous. It is going to have a variety of flavors and designs. This is not only in hope of attracting different people and their interests, but also simply because I cannot bare to post the same think over and over again day to day. Where is the creativity in that? 

I want this blog to make me stronger creatively. This is the main thing I expect to see. I want to learn, share, have fun, and express. And I hope others that see my posts can help me with this. I would love to hear from others. I want people to share with me and help me make my blog stronger each day. I welcome all kinds of comments. It would not be much of a blog if I didn’t. 

I can guarantee the overall look and feel of my blog will be constantly changing from time to time. People change. Personalities and interests change. My blog will reflect on that greatly. This being said, I do expect to blog for quite some time. I want to make something out of this and have it be my escape. I expect to say and share a lot and I expect to see and receive a lot from others. When I look back on where my blog was now in a year from now, I want it to be completely different. I want to see variety and my posts getting better from one to another. That is my goal.