Oxymoron, indeed. I have yet to update my blog with posts that have been hanging out in the draft section for over a year now. I have some great ideas(that’s what I think) but they don’t seem to materialize on paper or in this case on the RT editor. I think I should go back to writing in journals/diaries. Suits me better like many people who grew up in the 90′s( I am so not revealing my age). I stopped writing just a minute ago and was off to my dreamland wandering and wondering among other things if I should go make some more coffee/tea. Sometimes, I just assume that drinking more coffee will jolt me back to reality and I will actually end up doing something constructive. Bah !! Humbug! You say ?
I was also reading other blogs, appreciating their writing and the ensuing comments.(which I find rather more interesting than writing on my blog). Check out this post on the business of blog commentary .
I have hesitated finishing my posts so much that the topic gets old after a while and the effort that went into creating half that post is a waste of time like this post “My Best songs of 2010″ . I recently sent it to the trash bin and it is sulking about my lack of commitment. So, if you are like me..don’t attempt to write posts which are time bound. If you do, finish it before the year is over.
If you are suggesting I read some articles about how not to procrastinate, I have read most of them and I haven’t learnt a thing. I have even tried to move around the furniture to change perspective.
There have been times when I have the topic all sorted out in my head but when I sit down to write,it don’t happen. I am in need of an assistant or a robot that hovers near my head and automatically hears my thoughts before I forget them. LIke weebo in Flubber.
i) I think having a blogging buddy which constantly prods you to finish your projects helps. Ouch !!
ii) Rewarding yourself is a great idea although I am unsure of the consequences of this.
I used bullet points to show you that I am saying something you don’t already know.
In conclusion, I want to thank Wikipedia for being there and helping me waste my time. I would also like to say that the answer to everything is 42. Nuff said !!
So, what about you ?How much do you procrastinate ? And what are your excuses.
PS: I am going to reward myself with another round of chai tea. Yay !!