Stagnation occurs whenever there is a lack of free flow into the idea pool. It's part of the reason nothing lasts forever, be it governments or fashion trends or whatever. Once you've used up all accessible options in that pool, it's time to find a new one.
This journal isn't the problem. It's pool is not limited to any given ideal or circumstance. I'm the part that needs to branch out more in my writing. It's got to start dipping into more pools of thought.
Appreciation is one thing. Creation quite another. I need more of the latter to get myself going.
Another cup of coffee probably isn't a bad start, either.