This morning I had one of those moments that I used to have all the time when I was a young(er) creative. I had one of those moments where I walk in the office, look at the ideas that seemed so great the night before and realize, with a sinking feeling (actually, with a gripping fear that is rending my very being), that what I have is complete crap and that I have nothing I feel good about presenting.
Luckily, deadlines help my creativity.
I am glad that I had this moment. It means that I am not mailing it in, not getting stuck in a rut with my work. And for that, I blame this blogging thing. It has connected me – electronically at least – with a few very smart new people and they have, without really knowing it, challenged me to make sure that my work is a fresh and creative as it can be.
Today, as I feel a bit like my younger self, is a perfect day to give a call-out to a couple of blogs by some other young ad bloggers.