365 Creativity Project-Day 170

Journal entry:

Journal 6-27-20120001

I think the prompt on Poetic Asides had something to do with today’s poem. If you would like visit that site and see what sort of work it prompts in you.

Creativity Versus Popularity

In evidence all over,
Should I now change it
To be much more popular,
Pleasing a following crowd?

Of course I want to
Be read widely and admired
For creative work,
But originality
Must have some intrinsic worth.

Is the audience
The end all, be all, of it,
Or does creation
Play an integral part in
What I am accomplishing?

I hope others find
Some challenge, encouragement
In the work I do.
It is not done only for
My own edification.

Should I change it all
To please some other’s idea
Of extreme success,
Or is being authentic
Worth continuing forward?

Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Wednesday, June 27, 2012





I am grateful:

1.   I had the opportunity to attend a webinar today.
2.   I do not feel compelled to spend money on an e-course.
3.   I have some loyal readers.
4.   Numbers are not a true measure of success.
5.   I have creative freedom.

I hope you have enjoyed your Wednesday. Now is the time for you to stretch your creative muscles and make something that will last beyond this day. Every day should be commemorated because it is a gift that will never come again, and you can do this by writing a poem, story, journal entry, or making some sort of artwork. You have the ability, use it! Do not procrastinate, tomorrow will give you no more time or better inspiration. The act of creating has genius in it.

If you need a prompt, look around your surroundings and pick a favorite object, tell us its story. You can do this in a poem, essay, journal entry, story, whatever form seems inviting to you. If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your work in the comments, so others may read what you created.

I love your input. If you have suggestions or enjoyed something in particular, please leave a comment.

Jo Ann

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  1. #1 by kevincameronartist on June 27, 2012 - 9:25 pm

    Actually before you wrote this I was going to comment that I liked your format: personal handwritten journal,poetry,photos and some words of encouragement.

    • #2 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 28, 2012 - 1:26 am

      Thank you Kevin. That is good because I don’t think I am changing what I am doing to make my blog more consumer friendly… I think with the Creativity Project that it works to suit what I am doing. I want more readers, but I want to be true to my purpose as well. I think changing it would make it less my own.

  2. #3 by startingthedialogue on June 29, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    Hi Jo Ann,
    Life is too short to get caught up in what others might find appealing or creative. I create for myself and put it out there for the world to grab hold of if there’s an interest. If not, I’ve still uttered the words and sounds within my soul.

    • #4 by Jo Ann J. A. Jordan on June 30, 2012 - 1:52 am

      Laura, you speak truth. I sometimes get caught up in pleasing others, but this creativity project is a gift I am giving myself. The results I have had with encouraging and inspiring others have been well beyond what I initially expected. I don’t think changing would fill my needs. Thank you for the kind words of validation and encouragement.

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