Since the year started I’ve been trying to write or take pictures almost every day as if it’s now my job to produce content daily. Which it isn’t. And I haven’t. But I still feel like I should be.
I don’t like feeling this way. It feels forced, but at the same time I know myself. If I don’t do something every day towards my goal, I”ll slack off, make excuses, and it’ll never get done. That’s not something I desire.
So I set a goal to produce something every day or at least every other day. It doesn’t have to be great. It just has to be something that shows that I’m working on a craft. That’s why the stories are writing exercises and the pictures show what I’ve used and how I took them, but is that what I should be doing? Would it be better to produce better content lets say, twice a week instead? What’s the best way to achieve my goal?
Frequency vs Quality. The eternal struggle.
I guess the question goes back to my goal. Does producing something everyday and stressing out when I don’t or can’t come up with any ideas, helpful in learning to be more creative? What exactly does “Learning to be more creative” really even mean? Is it the craft of photography and writing that I am looking to get better at or am I looking for all of the different ways I can express myself? Maybe both?