I am not a writer, so I might seem out of place here, but I am a creative artist (potter) and I am fascinated by the processes and strategies of other creative artists. So much of what you discuss is translatable to what I experience as a potter. In fact, many of the discussions you have hosted run parallel to discussions on pottery blogs. Issues such as creative block, inspiration, distraction and preparation that you have dealt with recently in your posts are all things that the online pottery community has been mulling over in the last few months. Even Anthony's comment above about listening to music while working is a great question that has relevance for other practicing artists. There is so much here in your blog, and the community you have gathered about you is truly amazing.
I just wanted to thank you for putting so much effort into this wonderful blog. I have passed on links to other online potters and I know your ideas have made an impression on some of us. Keep up the good work!