My thoughts have been all over the place throughout the process of getting this little blog project ready to go live. First and foremost, I constantly wondered if there was even any value in the idea. "Who am I to talk about creativity? What expertise can I possibly draw upon that will be of any help to anyone?" Honestly, I have these thoughts even now. Perhaps for this very reason, I decided to set myself up to fail by announcing ahead of time that something "big" was coming. It seemed clear that unless I forced myself into this, I would forever be "not quite ready" for prime-time. So ready or not, let's begin.
From what I've been able to gather, there are around 40-50 different people who either happen upon or who actually seek out this blog. Thank you, and I'm sorry...If you'll trust me just a bit longer, I have three requests:
First and obvious, come and check out Be Mused at sleye1.com. That was easy, huh? As you'll immediately see, it is very much (and will ALWAYS be) a work in progress. That is in fact the real fun part of all of this. My hope is that this will always be getting better as it gathers an audience and contributors. Which leads me to number #2:
The most exciting part of using Wordpress for this is that I can have as many contributors on this blog as I want. And I want LOTS. Both those I know and those I don't know...yet. It is very easy to set up people as authors on the site, and I'm hoping everyone will be willing to take a risk (much more on that to come...) and share their thoughts, struggles, fears and creations, in whatever form they might take. In fact, request #2 has two parts - first, if you got an invitation to be an author on Be Mused, activate it right away. If you didn't, that means only that I didn't send you one yet....just use the contact widget on the blog and we'll take care of that right away...
Third and finally, please consider writing at least one entry in the next two weeks about anything you want as it might relate to the topic of creativity and then post it on Be Mused. While we are at it, comment on what others share, even if it is just a "loved it!" or something else that requires two seconds to say.
Okay, there are four things. Consider if you would adding a link on your own blog to Be Mused and then (does this make five?) tell people you know about it and invite them to join in the conversation.
Baby pictures soon...