Is Social Media Killing Your Creativity? 3 Ways to Get It Back

Screen Shot 2016-02-17 at 4.23.06 PMThe Blog Babe has some news to share – a new blog column on The Huffington Post! Last week, this article was posted in the Arts & Culture section of the HuffPost (click HERE for the original posting).¬†Please read and enjoy…¬†

Okay, let me just be clear: I do not believe that any of us can “run out” of or “kill” our creativity. There’s no way to “use it all up,” or “clean out the well.” That’s simply not possible, because creativity is so innate and built in to human beings.

However… there are ways to expand that creativity so it can flourish, and there are ways to squash that creativity so it feels completely forgotten.

Does that sound familiar? Have you ever felt like your creativity was squashed?

One of the ways to kill your creativity (in case you were wondering) is to spend too much time on social media. I could see someone making an argument that social media makes them more creative, in a way, and sure, it might give you some cool ideas, but just imagine this situation for a moment with me:

It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Wednesday night, and you have the evening to yourself. Your Facebook-addicted mind pulls you toward the social network, vying to find out if your co-worker has responded to your message and how many people have “liked” your photos from last weekend.
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[Strategy + Execution] Should You Have a Video Blog?

Blogging is vital to creating a healthy, vibrant website that pulls in your perfect clients and keeps them coming back for more. But with video becoming so popular (and easy to make!) it can be unclear as to whether you should create a video blog (vlog) or a text blog.

Today, The Blog Babe clears up some confusion about video blogging (and throws in a few tips, as well).

Homework: choose a blog topic and turn it into a video. Then post it!

Bonus points if you post a link in the comments area below.

If You Feel Locked Out of Social Media, Blogging is the Key

These days, there’s a lot of pressure on small businesses to engage in social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+… the list goes on. But maintaining a strong and profitable web presence takes time and sustained effort, and if you’re already busy, how do you know if it’s right Continue reading