by Laura Peters
Being creative is one of those things that all enjoy doing. But while many of us would say that we are creative, do we really get the opportunity to express ourselves creatively and embrace it? The chances are we don’t. That might not mean that we don’t want to, we simply don’t know how to express ourselves in that way.
So what can we do about it? Often there are hobbies that we can embrace, work we can do, that will give us that opportunity to enjoy our creative outlets and do what we can to make them part of our lives. With that in mind, here are some of the great ways that you can do it.
Becoming a writer
Writing is one of the best ways that you can be creative. It gives you a chance to embrace the written word in any way you want. You may love the art of fiction writing, or look at ways to share knowledge and passions in a nonfiction capacity. The more you write, the more you might see that there are many ways that you can become a writer. Here are some of the best ways that you can do it.
Only a few years ago, if someone had said the word “blog” you may have been unsure what they were going on about. However, fast forward to today and a blog is something that many people have for a variety of different reasons. A blog is an online website where you will share articles about anything you would like. Many people do it on topics such as lifestyle, parenting and food but you can choose to blog about whatever you want. Blogging has fast become a career for many and enabled people to not only flare their creative skills in writing but also share photography and pictures, as well as other digital visuals such as videos. The more you blog, the more your website could rank well on search engines and this may open up opportunities to work with brands on creating content. Blogging is a great creative outlet.
Write a book
Another thing you could consider would be to write a book. Many people have the idea of writing a book and some would say it is on the bucket lists to do, but writing a book can also be a great way to earn a living. Being a published author could help you to make more of your writing career and in turn, open up other opportunities of sharing your interests. Whether it is a children’s book, nonfiction or fiction, you may find that creating a book becomes a dream come true. If you have the opportunity to do it then why wouldn’t you? These days you can even self-publish through platforms like amazon making it more available to the masses.
If you want to make writing part of your career then working as a freelancer can be a great way to help you enhance this part of your life. Freelancing as a writer means you can start to express yourself creatively in a variety of different ways. You can write for other people, businesses and brands. It may be blog articles, it could be social media content, or even writing booklets or manuals so that you can help others articulate what they are trying to say.
Writing about your passions
Finally, writing is a great way to share what you are passionate about. Being in the position where you are writing about the things that you love or are knowledgeable about means that in any way your work is something that you enjoy. Freelancing and doing something you enjoy such as writing about a specific subject can be a great career move for so many.
Creative in art
Art is another way that you can be creative. Creative in the way where you can express yourself through images, colours and visions. Many people love the idea of being creative through art. There are so many different ways that you can do it that can help you to embrace the falafel of creativity in art. Here are some of the ones that you might want to consider.
Drawing is a great way to be creative, and it requires imagination and also attention to detail. Some people may find that drawing means they need to focus their eyes a little more, which might mean glasses for up close work. Websites like www.eyeglasses.com could be an excellent place to look. You could draw with pencils, pens, crayons, there are many ways you can express yourself in this way.
You could also look at painting and use this as a way to be creative. Painting can be done in many different forms and a look online will help you to decide which option to consider. From water colours to block paints, there is always going to be something that suits your creativity and flare.
Another great option to show creativity is through photography. Often this form of creativity isn’t as popular, not because people don’t love capturing images, but more to do with people failing to see the creative side. But the lighting, the images, the subjects you photograph, all of these things make photography a creative artform more people are starting to embrace. It can be an excellent hobby. Whether you just pick up a camera and hope for the best or seek out specific things to photograph it can be a great way to share your visions.
Using digital ways to be creative
Finally, using digital ways to be creative can be an excellent way to embrace yourself in a different way. More people are liking the idea of using digital ways and while blogging is one of the most popular ways to do it, if you don’t necessarily want to write there can be other ways that you can do it. Here are some of the things to think about.
One of the first things to consider would be to be creative through social media. There is a big rise in the world of influencing and this could help you to be creative aside from your day to day job. If you have a decent social media following that is engaged, then this is where you can use that to your advantage. You can then create content for advertising purposes when working with brands and businesses. This will then mean you could create content through photographs, writing content and captions and also videos. It can be a great option to consider and you could also make a career out of it. Being creative doesn’t mean the mainstream options mentioned above, you can be creative in so many different ways and embracing the digital world could be a great option to consider.
Last of all, why not try vlogging? It is a similar format to blogging but instead of writing things down you actually video it instead. So you will video and talk and this can be a great way to be creative. You can share your days a bit like a reality TV series, you can sit down and talk sharing views or tips, and generally capture your life and world in a different way. There are many ways that vlogging can help you to embrace the creative side of things and it can be a lot of fun in the process.
Let’s hope this has given you some ideas on how you can be creative in your day to day life.
Guest post contributed by Laura Peters.