It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.
This week’s quote is from Fennel Hudson, a rural lifestyle author.
“I like working among ‘creative clutter.’ It gives me a sense of activity and achievement.”
A coworker of mine, whose desk always used to look like a tornado had just landed on it, used to say, “A messy desk is the sign of an organized mind.” I thought the guy was as scatterbrained as his desk was messy.
Anyway, to respond to Mr. Hudson’s quote, when I was still working for a living, I tried to keep my work area neat and tidy. I couldn’t deal with clutter. Now that I’m retired, and I do most of my “work” on my iPhone — and by “work” I mean blogging — I can work anywhere, in clutter, chaos, or whatever.
Does working in such conditions give me a sense of activity and achievement more so than working in a quiet and tidy environment? No. It’s not where I do my creative work that gives me a sense of activity and achievement. It’s that I do creative work, which others read and appreciate, that gives me a sense of activity and achievement.