Since I completed my paper on invention, I have had time to go back and re-assess where I stand on P1, and let me tell you, it isn't great - at least, not to my standards. The pattern that seems to be emerging is that I blog once a week, then skip a week and then try and catch up with two back-to-back (note my blog yesterday AND today ...). But, what I wanted to get out of blogging this much (15 times throughout the semester) was to use this space for notes for my reading. I am wondering what is hindering me from doing this. Obviously, I have had plenty of reading to use for this "experiment" and I don't know if it is my procrastination or my continuing fear of the unknown.
But, now that I am curious to see in what uses this blog can serve me (and not just because I committed to 7 more blogs before the end of the semester), I am going to make a concerted effort to post twice a week (at least). I feel like maybe if I don't have something academic or incredibly intelligent, then I just shouldn't blog at all. But I am going to resist that urge over the next few weeks and just blog (maybe I should pre-apologize for any nonsensical upcoming blogs). I need to let all of my own preconceived notions go and not worry about posting about irrelevant information and look at blogging as a form of invention. Since I am a person who experiences writer's block - quite often - this would be a good chance for me to get out ideas and have a place to keep them instead of having sticky notes everywhere from my kitchen table to using the sticky note program on my computer itself.
Since I have been so interested in invention lately, I wanted to maybe think about doing an experiment to see what inspires me. Movies, music, blogs, viral videos, podcasts - I want to use all of these things to see what inspires me the most. A while back, I did a brainstorming web about what inspires me (even before this notion of invention came up which is interesting) and when I can figure out how to darken it (it's in pencil) and when I get over the fact that I may be embarrassed to share the certain musicians I am inspired by, I will upload it. With all of this being said, I am interested to hear what inspires others. Anybody have any suggestions or comments??