More than five years ago I knew nothing about how to have ideas.
I would find myself frustrated at work, unable to come up with a solution to a problem or a new project for the team. At home it was no different, my passion for design and writing and web development was only fueled by the requests of people who hired me to work on their ideas.
Creativity was to me, back then, a magic box.
I foolishly believed that being struck by an idea was a random occurrence, that the geniuses of history were a rare breed, and that to understand creativity was simply impossible.
On January 1st, 2008, I set out on an ambitious journey to disprove all of that.
Creativity, as I’ve learned, is our innate ability to solve problems, dream up new inventions, have big and small ideas, and change our world. Yet, despite its impact on the world, creativity is still a very ambiguous and often confusing topic for many of us. Even psychologists and scientists can’t fully explain the process of creativity, or where and how thoughts or new ideas are formed.
Now, more than five years after I began, I’ve shared much of my exploration in creativity here, on Creative Something. As a result, the blog has become the source for creative inspiration and ideas and continues to explore creativity, how it works, and why it matters to this day.
With no sign of slowing down, the search for complete understanding of creativity continues. You can subscribe to the blog via RSS or email, or follow along on Tumblr.
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Who am I? My name is Tanner Christensen and I’m a creative expert, entrepreneur, and online marketer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Learn more about me on my personal website, where you can also get in touch if you have any questions or want to let me know about something you’re doing in relation to creativity. You can also follow me on Twitter for a continuous stream of inspiration and insights into creative life.
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