Hello! Kel here, with a cool new thing: the Creativity Forum!
We promised this at the end of last year’s Spring Retreat and it’s taken a while to sort out the tech end of things, and then to sort out a time to release it, and then I lost my password and had to reset it all and, well, you get the idea. It just kept falling off the list. But it’s here! And it’s ready!
The basic idea is this: during the last retreat, I joined Sarah to run a session on creative writing. People enjoyed the process and wanted a way to commit to doing it regularly, so they’d have a space to contribute and other like-minded people to play with in this creative writing space. We decided that an online forum might be the way to go.
How to do it:
Go to sarahcollin.com (you’re already here, if you’re on the main blog page, but not if you’re reading this as an email)
In the top right corner, you’ll see “Members”, “About Me” and “Contact”
Hover over “Members” and select “Register”
Fill in your thing
Then you can hover over “Members” and select “Log In”
Now where before it said “Members” (top right), it says “Creativity”. Hover over it
“View posts”: Click on the image to read what people have written about it. Write your own contribution in the comments
“Create a post” to upload another image and words
If you got in but are not sure how to contribute or what to say, read the one that says “Please Read” with a photo of a blue coffee cup and a notepad. If you have creative writing questions, ask them in the comments to the blue coffee cup post. I’ll check there on a roughly-weekly basis.
If you can’t get in and the instructions above didn’t work, comment under this blog and I’ll help you out.
For now, just contribute to the images there, and add one of your own if you want to (please make sure you have the rights to use the image – you can’t use most images from Google). Once we have a group going, we’ll set up a roster so someone puts a new image up each week 🙂
I hope all that makes sense. This weekend, sit down with a cup of tea or glass of wine and see what happens!