Here are a few websites & blogs that I read on a regular basis, and which might also be of interest to you.
Benny Lewis has been continuously travelling the world for nine years now, learning over a dozen languages along the way. His site is full of tips for accelerating your language learning, contains a tremendous amount of free language-learning materials, and random, often hilarious, advice on how to extract the most from your own travels. His enthusiasm for life and for seizing the moment will surely inspire you to get back on the ‘creative horse’.
Joshua Fisher is an app developer, writer and poet whose fascinating iOS app What We Mean I reviewed in Do I Say What I Mean?. His blog also contains some very original poetry and curious short tales, not to mention his thought-provoking weekly instalments of Twenty Questions. It’s well worth your time to keep up with his latest musings and app updates on Twitter, @the_appoet and on his Facebook page.
This husband and wife team, professional chefs both, blog about innovative cooking techniques and produce some staggeringly impressive dishes, which I only wish I was lucky enough to eat. With gorgeous food photography, this site is not only a must for any serious lovers of food, but also for anyone who wants some insight and inspiration for their own creative processes, whether it’s in the field of cooking, photography, writing or dance.
A daily source of reviews and interviews about books, poetry, plays and literary culture in general. Unlike the comments in most newspapers’ sections, those in the books area are often witty, erudite and informative (though never completely free of trolling). The Guardian also provides the facility for readers to upload their own reviews of books here.