Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #110: Creativity in the Time of Covid

First, let me tell you four super-women how much I enjoyed learning more about each of you, and how you all connected, courtesy of the great interview on TCHistorygal.net  I am awed by the sensational talents each of you displays.

Deco feature, Wolfsonian Museum, Miami Beach.This was a tough topic. I don’t feel like I have been particularly creative during this odd time during Covid. Busy, yes. Productive, I’m not so sure. Like many, when we were first on lockdown, I came out of the gate like a gangbuster, cleaning out closets and drawers, re-organizing, attending webinars, exercising, and cooking better meals. Also, like many, as the weeks, then months went by, my focus diminished.

It’s more realistic to say I’ve been more determined than creative.  Determined to finally finish the Goggle Analytics course, attend technical webinars, follow more blogs, and to resolve various production details on my site. I worked selecting pics and writing posts to save for the much-anticipated day we all start to travel again.

My blog is my hobby, it combines my passions for travel, writing, and photography. These past few months, I finally had time to reflect a bit more about how to select and kraft my content as well as grow readership. Extra time allowed me to explore and participate in these wonderful photo challenges. Challenge posts have not only been enjoyable to read, but I have learned to look at my photos and content from different perspectives. And, I have learned from your beautiful photography and been motivated to get out and experiment more with both my Nikon and my iPhone.

So, thanks to you all for being catalysts and role-models!

A group of women enjoying companionship in Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

9 Comments on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #110: Creativity in the Time of Covid

  1. Hi Karen, thanks for the mention. I’m glad you are enjoying the challenges and the interviews. I loved this statement of yours, “My blog is my hobby, it combines my passions for travel, writing, and photography. These past few months, I finally had time to reflect a bit more about how to select and kraft my content as well as grow readership. Extra time allowed me to explore and participate in these wonderful photo challenges. Challenge posts have not only been enjoyable to read, but I have learned to look at my photos and content from different perspectives. And, I have learned from your beautiful photography and been motivated to get out and experiment more with both my Nikon and my iPhone.” The goal of my blog is to reach people who blog for a hobby. You are doing just what I do – picking up knowledge from all over like a sponge, to use an overworked metaphor. You have a beautiful blog. 🙂

  2. Hi, Karen. Like Tina, I’m delighted you are participating in the challenges and that you enjoyed the interview! Like you, I have a passion for traveling, writing, and photography. I’m glad to get you know you through WP!

  3. What a surprising and much-appreciated post for the challenge Karen. I think we are ALL challenged by COVID lockdown, especially as it relates to staying active and creative. I agree the blogs of others can inspire and help us along the way, even if only to be reassured we are not alone in our frustrations. So glad you chose Lens-Artists as one of the challenges you’ve decided to explore.

    • Thank you, Tina!
      I have what will seem like a pretty naive question: I know you mentioned it’s best to participate in the challenges through WP Reader. Since I am commenting/linking through my account, does that mean I am using Reader, or should I be doing something differently?

      • Hi Karen – no, to get into the Reader you must include a TAG for whichever Reader section you want to be in. Our TAG is
        Lens-Artists so you must spell it exactly that way to appear in our section. There are others, like Photography, Travel, etc so you choose the ones you want to show up in. email me at trschell@me.com if you want to discuss further. here’s a link w explanation https://wordpress.com/support/topics/ “Tags in the Reader”

  4. I disagree. I think you have been quite creative in meeting the photo challenges. Even this post took creativity and thought. Having the pleasure of working with you in an organization struggling to survive during COVID, I have also witnessed your creativity AND productivity in other areas. It is a pleasure.

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