I was reading a few other creativity blogs recently and thought that others may be stealing ideas.
“Hmmm. That looks familiar.”
Then, as I kept reading, some of the content felt as if I’d written it.
“I think they took that off my blog and rewrote it. Rude.”
I started to get a wee bit jealous that some of my content has seemingly been repurposed by other writers.
But here’s the truth…
1. Jealously is the death of creativity (commandment 6).
It’s wasted energy. So I chose to stop thinking and feeling that way but working on my other projects.
2. I’m Not Immune to stealing ideas.
As artists, we have to feed ourselves and stimulate our creativity by reading, observing, and enjoying other artist’s work. I’ll just bet many of my ‘original ideas’ were unconsciously borrowed.
3. Package it better.
I ate a burger on an english muffin this past weekend and it was amazing. A new take on the same old burger compliments of a simple english muffin. Package an idea better and it becomes entirely new.