My own blog hard to peg, partly because I bounce between research and
applications of creativity, but mostly because my mind works in strange ways. I’m
often drawn to unusual ideas and simply need to mull them over. I’ve decided to
make some of those musings public, for what they’re worth.
Kaufman has a nice collection of both personal observations and scholarly
reflections on a wide range of creativity related topics.
Scott Barry Kaufman (no relation to James but equally astute) highlights findings from the
primary literature and other sources, with a special focus on creativity,
personality, giftedness and education. I owe Scott thanks for an especially
nice post on The Controlled Chaos of Creativity that featured the Geneplore
model of creativity from my work with Steve Smith and Ron Finke.
Tumonis of Swaycraft covers a range of topics related to cognition and
creativity with insightful observations and perspectives. I especially thank
him for his reflections on a chapter I wrote on What’s Old About New Ideas.
Eby takes on interesting aspects of creativity including moods, emotions and
are also loads of good blogs on ways to behave more creatively, such as Linda
Naiman, founder of Creativity at Work, and TheCreativityPost. And of course
there is the remarkable listing of a multitude of blogs and other sources at CreativeBoom, whose
mission is “to celebrate, inspire
and support the creative community – championing both emerging and established
artists, designers, photographers and makers across the world.”
I have only given a sampling here and
don’t mean to slight any of the good thinkers out there who have informative creativity
blogs. If you know of one I should link to, please let me know at