The best of Creative Something 2010

As the year 2010 comes to a close, January 1st, 2011 will mark the three year birthday of Creative Something!

Over the past three years I have been blogging about creative inspiration, ideas, and philosophy. For over three years this blog has grown into a powerful resource of creativity and thinking. Thanks to readers like you, who simply by reading these words inspire me to write regularly, Creative Something is now the #1 source of creative inspiration on the web!

Before we officially jump into the New Year however, I wanted to look back at 2010 and share with you some of the most popular articles from the past year.

1. What does it mean to be creative?

Being creative means solving a problem in a new way. It means changing your perspective.

2. John Cleese explains the secret to reaching a creative state of mind.

Watch this video of the English actor, writer, comedian, film producer, and all‒around creative genius, John Cleese explaining what he’s learned about creativity, writing, and problem solving.

3. How to Avoid Being Creative.

One short, but powerful, list of ways to avoid being creative.

4. Creativity on the decline in America.

There’s a problem with creativity in America. It’s disappearing. In what Newsweek is calling The Creativity Crisis, studies are reporting that creativity in America is declining.

5. Designing a space for innovation.

For the past six years, students and faculty of d.school have tried to figure out what it takes to design a space for innovation. The school wondered if creating a place to inspire creativity and making ideas happen was even possible.

6. Pause for creativity.

Have you ever been driving down the road, or gone for a run, or taken a walk, and suddenly found yourself struck by creative inspiration?

7. One of the most powerful and easy creative thinking techniques.

It’s a technique that creative thinkers have used for hundreds of thousands of years, and it works so well that doing it has changed nations, fueled entire revolutions, and will continue to inspire and motivate the world forever.