Imagine your life right at this very second. Not the daily grind or what you had for breakfast, but what you see every time you close your eyes. What’s going on inside your mind now? Visualize it, then organize those images into the form of a website. I’ll give you my example:
– cover photo of the icy Canadian Yukon
– background of humid New York City streets
– a sidebar of recent messages between Sergey and myself
– articles about how to make time pass quickly, avoiding the sad, and hiding from the world
– an ‘about me’ page with pictures of neglected makeup
As a blogger, I know my life is always being scoured for content and inspiration and interesting little tidbits, but people don’t often realize that art imitates life – it doesn’t necessarily reflect it. So I started thinking about what my life at this moment, in all honesty, would look like as it’s own website or blog. There’s a freedom in being 100% real and not hiding your personal life (which most of us do) online. It’s an exercise in creativity, and is a fun way to acknowledge all aspects of your current life as a blogger.
Let go of the professional self that you are used to projecting and incorporating into your blog for this exercise and just let your mind go blank. The most important facets of your life will take main stage, whether you try your hardest to hide them or not. It’s about accepting and putting your flaws out there, for me in the form of my medium, a website. So just for the fantasy, mix your private life and professional life. It’s a revitalizing creation.