Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Original Ideas

Do you ever feel like you don't ever have an original idea? I've been feeling that way for a while. 

I feel like all I do is steal ideas. From Pinterest. From other district librarians. From other library blogs. From Twitter. But that's what those are for, right? For sharing and stealing ideas?

But sometimes I'd like to be able to say "Yeap, that was my idea." 

In reality though does it really matter if it was my idea to start with? As long as what I'm executing is good for my students and my teachers who cares for the idea came from? 

And don't we all put our own spin on ideas even if we get them from somewhere else?

1 comment:

  1. The answer to your opening question is "Yes." I feel like that most of the time. What has helped me are Austin Kleon's words, "Steal like an artist" - makes stealing ideas very acceptable. The answer to your last question is also "Yes." Cheers to all ideas - the stolen, the modified and the original ones!