In a perfect world, I wouldn’t procrastinate. But I live in an imperfect world and I’m an imperfect human being.
I delay. I put things off. And when the deadline nears, my stress levels skyrocket.
Even though I’m someone who hates leaving things to the last minute, I don’t always start early enough.
At least when I procrastinate, I try to be somewhat productive. Instead of doing the thing I should, I’ll do something else like clean. It’s not as urgent as an essay due in three days, but I’ll still take cleaning over writing. Or editing. Don’t even get me started on edits.
I find it interesting how much better I’ve gotten at procrastinating over the years. I guess I’ve had a lot of practice. For some reason, I didn’t put things off as much in high school. Then I went to university and everything changed.
I procrastinate with blogging all the time. I can’t help it.
When I was younger, I used to be more of a morning person, so I procrastinated less.
Nowadays, I stay up later and do most of my creative writing later in the day, which means I procrastinate until I can’t.
My blog post writing process has changed a lot over the years. As of right now, I have a routine That works well enough for me.
I handwrite most of my posts with a pen and a notepad. I tend to talk about whatever’s on my mind, so I don’t really need to research beforehand.
Next, I transcribe my hand written posts. I used to type them up word for word, but now I use the voice dictation feature on my phone.
Finally, I edit a post until I’m happy with it. Of course, nothing is ever perfect. But I try to aim for clarity. I also like being concise, so I tend to delete a lot. Time is valuable, which is why I’d hate to waste mine. More importantly, I would hate to waste yours.
I don’t say this often enough, but I truly appreciate each and everyone of you who stops by my blog. Thanks for reading!
I love writing. I love blogging. But I don’t love transcribing. So I have no problem writing posts by hand, but I struggle to type them all up.
I try to write a post every day. Problem is I don’t type everything in a timely manner.
I could switch between writing and transcribing. So I write a post one day and transcribe the next.
I’m behind and unsure how to catch up. I could spend the time writing on typing up the old posts I’ve written. Although I think I’d miss writing them.
Or I can just continue writing every day and transcribing when I have extra time. By the time I get around to publishing a post, sometimes the subject isn’t that relevant anymore.
I’ve thought about trying to write posts that aren’t time sensitive. So I wouldn’t write about a holiday or an event.
In a similar vein, I might attempt to draft posts I could publish at any time during the year.
I have the same problem with my creative writing. There are tons of handwritten poems and stories in multiple notebooks. None of which I’ve transcribed.
On one hand, I could eliminate handwriting to save time. I can jump straight to typing. Too bad I love writing by hand.
Do you handwrite and then transcribe? Do you type straight away?
I love blogging. Here’s why:
To be honest, when I first embarked on this journey, I never expected to meet such lovely people from around the world. As always, thank you for the continued support. You’ve inspired me more to keep going.
I’ve come to realize that I enjoy being challenged. It’s nice to express myself and exercise my imagination. Obviously, some days are tougher than others, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I like calling the shots and doing things my way. So I get to take the credit when I succeed. But I also take the fall when I fail. I don’t want to blame anyone else for my failures.
I get to experiment all the time. Going forward, I aspire to be even more creative, especially with my fiction and poetry. I’m still learning to trust the process.
What do you love about blogging?
In 2013, I was a naive fifteen year old on WordPress.
Today, I’m so happy I went out on a limb one evening and started this blog.
Becoming a blogger has made me more keen to learn. As a result, I now have more interests than ever before.
Along the way, I’ve felt the need to stick with the status-quo. But I want to push the envelope, challenge myself, and improve. I can’t improve if I don’t move. That’s my motto literally and figuratively.
I read tons of advice about how to blog. But to be honest, I like learning what works and what doesn’t on my own.
This blog will continue to evolve as I grow and change. It may not always seem like it, but I’m doing my best. I know you are too.
There are so many posts I want to write, projects I want to tackle. I’m a little limited in terms of time, money, etc. That being said, I try to take baby steps every day.
More than anything, I hope the next five years will bring more progress.
I’m not perfect. I never will be. My goal isn’t perfection. It’s consistent practice.
As always, thank you for being part of my evolution as a blogger and as a human being.
If only I knew. I don’t even know what I’ll be doing tomorrow.
I want to read every day. How much will depend on whether my friends want me to leave the house and socialize. Shudder.
I enjoy posting book reviews. They take time to write and edit, so bear with me.
I have so many ideas, but I haven’t fully fleshed out any just yet. I’m working on creative pieces to submit to various places.
I’m a bad blogger during the school year. Not that I’m any better over the summer. Let this year be the year I stop procrastinating and start posting earlier in the day. It hasn’t happened yet unfortunately.
I have every intention to dance often. I also tend to stretch before and exercise after.
Let me what you’re doing this summer in the comments below. I’d love to know.
I don’t feel all that motivated right now. I’m in a bit of a slump.
Obviously, there are highs and lows with just about everything in life. I’ve been trying to climb back up since the accident.
It was like my world got rocked upside down. I’ve sort of reverted back to old ways, which isn’t a bad thing in and of itself.
I’m also in a weird transitional time in my life. But I’m ready to move forward and look ahead.
Lately, I’ve been making more time for myself. I spent many hours thinking. Maybe it’s time to act now.
I’m not sure how to describe my current state. I’m better physically, but I’m also more present mentally than I have been in the past. I like to believe that’s a good sign.
In spite of everything, I’m excited to see for what’s next.
I can’t wait to read and review the books on my to be read shelf.
I’m dancing, stretching, and exercising better.
I hope to transcribe a ton of blog posts.
I will send my work into the world, regardless of how many rejections I get.
Baseball is in full swing. Beware all my bad jokes or puns.
By the end of 2018, I don’t want to look back and think it’s the year I got hit by a car. I want to be able to say I accomplished my goals. I refuse to be defined by what happened to me.