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Creativity Limits

HEAD ON FIRECreativity, for me anyway, is a finite resource. Well, I’m not sure how much is a creativity limit versus a time and energy limit. Either way, they are all finite resources.

See, I have a handful of ideas for this website that have been put away on a dark shelf for quite some time. Every now and then I’ll squeak one out but most of the time my energies are going to other things. Does this mean that I don’t love you? NO. Well, maybe. We have a complex relationship you and I. Sometimes like lovers stumbling and groping excitedly in the dark, other times like siblings holding each other down and farting in the other’s face.

I’ve put a ton of effort in Good Commitment. If you ask “what is Good Commitment?” we are not friends anymore. In the last 14 months, GC has produced 40 plus comedy shorts. I can not even begin to tell you all that I have learned about comedy and video production in that time. Mainly because I didn’t write it down and have forgotten most of it.

So in the time I’m not expending creative juice and effort on GC, I don’t have much left to do other things. I do the odd theatre show now and again but that’s about it. This doesn’t mean I don’t still hear the siren song of creating my own personal art (hahaha art. Really?) You know what I’m saying.

Let me be clear on one thing: This is not an apology. So many people write once a month-ish and begin every post with something about how they meant to post or blah blah. Just write or post what’s on your mind. Get on with it, no apologies necessary. If I want to read your site, I will subscribe and then I’ll know when you post.

This is a good time to mention that if you care about what goes on with this website, you should subscribe to the RSS feed. It makes me terribly sad to think of all the people coming here each day with rising hopes of finding some new treat only to be disappointed and going on to CNN.com to read about the calamity in the south due to the Great Ketchup Shortage of 2008. Don’t know what RSS is? That’s a follow up post.

In summary and in conclusion, I’m really good at focusing on something, doing it well, and taking it pretty far, but it comes at the cost of other things in my life. I admire and envy those that can stir eight different pots while cutting their toenails, vacuuming the linoleum, and eating babies.

Example of said effort: