Thursday, November 1, 2012


It's been a few months now since I started blogging and I've noticed something that I'm hoping all of you veteran bloggers can comment on. What I've noticed is that I've started to blog in my head. When I'm driving, or drifting to sleep, or taking a walk, I'm not only thinking of ideas and topics to blog about (which is quite natural) but often I'm actually putting sentences together in my mind. In fact, I composed part of this very post yesterday as I was driving to teach a piano lesson!

So what I want to know is, do you do this too? This is very interesting to me and has made me realize something about blogging. I started this blog as a place for creative expression, as a way for me to write about and share things that are important, or beautiful, or fun. But for me it's become so much more than an outlet for my creativity--it actually fosters it. Because I blog, I think about things a little bit differently and I push myself to seek and explore and create and reminisce in ways I never did before. My new tendency to blog in my head is evidence, I think, that my mind has become active and engaged in a new way and that my sensibilities have been sharpened. I love blogging, and I think I'm better for it.

I would love to know your perspective on this, especially from my fellow bloggers! And as always, thank you so much for reading Something Ivory.


  1. I apologize to anyone who may have had trouble with the comments today--I tried out a new comment system but decided it wasn't quite right for my blog, so I'm back to the normal Blogger comments. Thanks for being patient!

  2. Great post. I do the same thing. It's so strange, but I find that this does help my creativity.


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