Jung said creativity is that anything can be anything. The main thing is to achieve individualization and have a wholeness when you're conscious as well as unconscious. Jung found out that the important thing is to organize and symbolize the elements of unconscious and write about them. That's where the creativity is.

Freud said creativity is how we draw material out of ourselves.He says there is an involuntary presence in our dreams, where we can have rational control over our imagination.

The Wikipedia entry on creativity says creativity is a tool for innovation. And it doesn't maintain that creativity is or has to be individual.

It's the individuality that enables TheCommunity to have a CollectiveCreativity. One individual starts the wheels in motion, but its TheCommunity which uses it's collective knowledge to create the BarnRaising threads of knowledge. You need the spark to set the bonfire. And TheCommunity is then the gasoline that makes the flames burn upward. Artistically or literary creativity occurs when reason increases to police the imagination and our productive fantasy is given a free reign. When we have a conflict in our lives, we sometimes go into an escape mode and make the conscious unconscious.

There are a lot of ladders we go through to get to being creative and, at times, we talk ourselves from being creative or writing. We hear every excuse for not being able to sit down and blog. Even if it's a small entry. We either can't write because of noise, or telev ision, our friends are over, it's too quiet and so on. We very rarely admit that it's because of our "can't do" or "failing attitude" that we can't motivate ourselves to blog.

A famous writer was once teaching a writing class at a famous university. He asked the class, how many here want to be writers. Everyone raised their hands. He replied, then, why are you all here and not writing. That's the way it is in this instance. I think we are all creative, but we have to have the discipline to etch our thoughts, dreams, goals and visions either on paper or on the blog or wiki. That discipline comes from practice. We can say we're writers. But until we actually write we're only daydreamers ourselves. It's this logical, critical and judgment of thoughts and adversity we have to waddle through to get to that creative process.


The writer terms it with what it should be EnablingSpirit.http://www.net-burst.net/dove/ch10b.htm.
As writers, it seems we always seem to credit a muse with helping to inspire our creativity. But is this really a little "fairy godmother or godfather" or is it an act of a god who feels that with a little inspiration we can provide a message to the flock. Sometimes we give credit for our writing that we were able to accomplish with a last-second thought. After struggling for a beginning, all of a sudden we are blessed with the tools to write creatively.

Why? Is it a message from up above. Something spiritually, perhaps, There has to be a force to be reckoned with as far as providing the guidance in us being able to come up with a logical piece of creativity.

We need someone to synthesize this list into a point rather than copying it here. Link to it, but make the list apply to the topic of this page.

MeatballWiki had some interesting points to make about creativity.
*The idea to play around with ideas is a good one. One can play with ideas in the head before writing. Thinking is one of the best processes. Ideas, daydreams or dreams is sometimes the best inspiration. Then writing down those thoughts. One can get a pretty good idea as to whether or not something will work or won't work. So, many times, we say,"we're just doodling or thinking of an idea to write about. Very few of us can actually sit down and start writibng a paper without playing with ideas or running them by our fellow writers. It's good to get a reaction from others and find out if they like the idea, or it's one that isn't feasible.
*Also, we tend to limit ourselves if we stifle our creativity with a blindness to the subject. There may be different opinions on the subject, but if we're just seeing ours, then we're not going to using much creativity. The subject will be of one topic, one area, and never bloom like a flower into anything beautiful or rewarding.
*Listening to others offer constructive criticism or ideas is also a key element in creativity. We have to be diverse in our thoughts to accept the ideas of others, who may have a different spin on a subject that really starts the creative juices flowing.
*Friendship does promote good ideas because of a strong community who knows the likes and dislikes of its inhabitants. One can receive IntellectualHonesty that hels generate positive creativity. TheCommunity knows the good and bad aspects of the writers, and can focus on the positive. Especially if these two factors are hampering positive energy.
*It's also essential to get feedback. Without, no one knows how good their efforts are until it's too late. At least with feedback, both positive and negative, writers can revise and rework writing into an acceptable form. Writers, though, have to accept this feedback in the spirit that it is given, too. They have to be acceptable in receiving possibly harsh criticism in attempts to keep them focused on the subject.
It's better to use the above mentioned tools on an Internet, too, because you do get immediate feedback and can do immediate revisions.

This exchange is ready to be refactored on its own page.

Until I read more, I finally understand what they were trying to say, basically don’t do anything with new members like deleting their posts, or changing it. I would be pissed myself if I joined a Wiki and all of my posts were either changed or deleted right away, no more going to that page.

I believe the hardest fact about a wiki, is getting used to it. No one has any protection over their postings, no lock and key.

New members need to know that they don't "own" their contributions (in a figurative sense), and that there are other members of the community to help them clarify ideas and express them better.

If you want to keep posts to yourself, get a blog. That is one option that I like, being able to use a blog and wiki in this class. I do have one key and that key goes in my 24 hour lock on my blog. If you want to get into my posts, go to my wiki, I don’t care what you do in there, as long as I have my blog.

Blogs are personal, private thoughts and no one is able to manipulate them toward an idea of TheCommunity. If a writer wants to share their thoughts, then use the wiki, but don't haphazardly delet, fix and repair or change ideas. No matter if one enjoys editing or not. The entire idea of a WikiCommunity is to share ideas as a group, not as individuals. Having the fingerprints of one person is not what a wiki is about. The blog is a diary where no one else can take over the role as dictator, censorship or rule by having the loudest voice.

But aren't both a blog and wiki a way to share personal thoughts? Or are we, as a class, not correctly creating a wiki? I see a lot of posts (particularly in this class) ending with someone’s name, an individual, sure some choose not to add a name because of that fact, but still, one person wants to be heard. Should that be left for the Blog?

I personally like adding my name to the end of my posts, just in case someone wants to get a hold of me outside of the wiki to discuss more about a post.

I brought this up because the post above says this Blogs are personal, private thoughts and no one is able to manipulate them toward an idea of TheCommunity. If a writer wants to share their thoughts, then use the wiki

What's the difference between a personal thought and a thought? Aren’t they the same? Each person creates one, it's a point of view isn't it? Maybe I’m confused, I really don't know, but I thought a wiki was a gathering of personal thoughts, and putting them all together will create a masterpiece or something like that. JenniferPettitt

A personal thought is just that. A thought of something personal. Like you write in a diary. You keep those thoughts hidden for no one else but yourself to share. A thought is soemthing that occurs while meditating about politics. Having something meaningful to say to share with everyone and wanting to solicit those ideas to TheCommunity for response. BillProznik

After discussing this topic with a lot of people, I finally understand what you two meant when you tried to define personal thoughts and thoughts.I Thought I was going crazy! I would also like to add that blogs are not necessarily used as a diary. I've noticed this while researching my project. As an example, my blog both has personal thoughts and thoughts. I control what I type in my blog but I'm also always thinking of my audience. I'm not going to write about what I had for lunch that day, nor would anyone else (That I've seen.. yet) I post web-sites that my audience would enjoy. I will show my pictures that some of my audience may want to see. I put humor in it, not just for me to enjoy but for my audience to enjoy. (I could write this as a new topic) Is a blog meant for personal thoughts? sure, but it doesn't have to. JenniferPettitt

This is true. Many blogs are personal, like diaries. Still others are collective. Some are even used for business. It kind of goes back to Blood's three classifications as well. As I see it, a blog tends to be more personal, whereas notebooks or filters aren't as personal. This is because the blog style is built around the author, while the notebook and filter have secondary personal content, if it's present at all.


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