This evening we were recording a podcast episode with Jay Ducote, a nationally acclaimed food blogger, radio show host and culinary personality. His story starts at a desk job where he began journaling what he had for lunch each day on a Blogger site back in 2009. Seven years later, he has been on Food Network Star, MasterChef and several other networks and has grown his blog, Bite and Booze, into a media company with its hands in radio, writing, video, speaking and cooking.Read More
It's been over a year since I started this blog. Three hundred and ninety-two days to be exact. Looking back on a year of three 1,000-word posts a week, I've seen a few things from my creative process that - at least for right now - I know to be true.
1. It doesn't get a lot easier
Of course, my writing took on more form and style and the process itself became easier as I learned more about structure and story. But the problem with any form of artistic expression is that you'll always run into the same issue whether you're 28 or 88: creative block. I find myself regularly staring at a blank page because the process of creating isn't as simple as turning a switch on and off. It's either an intentional, slow process or an unexpected burst of creative inspiration. From that perspective, the issues that plagued me as a young writer still plague me now as a... slightly older, young writer.Read More