Getting un-stuck

When I first started this blog, I was soo ready.  I had hundreds of ideas I wanted to communicate, and I just needed somewhere to put them.  For the first week or so, I wrote a lot.  Or at least, it *felt* like a lot, for a number-crunchy non-writer like me.  I wrote what was on my mind.  I wrote posts inspired by feedback I had gotten from people who read my earlier posts.  I had never counted writing as one of my strengths, yet people were saying positive things about what I had written.

And then it occurred to me:

Crap.  People are actually reading what I’m writing. What should I write next?  Should I finish the networking series?  Should I continue to write about self-exploration?  Should I write things that will be useful to the undergrads I’m speaking to next week, or should I write something for my friend who’s going on a sabbatical?  Who should I write for, and when?

So, you’ve probably noticed (or maybe not, because who’s really waiting for my next post) that I haven’t written anything new for more than a week.    Here’s the advice I had a hard time putting into practice:

There are two types of thinking: divergent thinking and convergent thinking. Both are useful in creativity and problem solving, but you must keep them separate.

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