Writing

Too Much Creative Freedom

I like to have creative freedom when I’m writing but when I have too much freedom, I don’t know where to begin. Hence why I don’t start anything until a few days before something is due.

With studying, I don’t believe in cramming. With writing, I don’t believe in starting and finishing an essay in one day. So I tend to give myself enough time, not too much or too little.

Still, I shouldn’t blame creative freedom or lack thereof. I should be blaming my lazy self. But it’s easier blaming other things or people for my shortcomings.

Writing

What To Do When You Lose Your Work

Maybe I should’ve titled this post “What Not To Do When You Lose Your Work”.

If you’re new around here, (though you probably aren’t) the Herminia Chow blogging style book states: every word is capitalized in a title because she’s too lazy to follow any other rule. 

It also states: punctuation comes after the quotation mark when part of a sentence, again because she’s too lazy to observe any other rule.

Maybe one day I’ll publish a post with all my rules. So you can laugh at how incorrect and lazy I am. But at least I’m consistent in being incorrect and lazy.

I’ve digressed because I rather not think about how careless I was.

And surprise, how lazy I am.

I’m usually good with saving my work anywhere and everywhere. I don’t believe you can ever save a draft too many times or have the same draft in too many places.

But this time I had one draft saved in one place. The application froze and when I went back on it, I lost all the work I did for an assignment due this Thursday. Safe to say I had over half of it done. All those hours of work gone in a few seconds.

Life’s fun and funny like that.

So naturally I panicked. And in my state of panic, I told the whole world. My mom. My dad. My best friend. My professor. That’s pretty much my world.

Could I have spent all that time redoing my assignment? Of course. Did I? Of course not.

Let this be a lesson to always save your work many times and in multiple places.
Don’t be like me. Don’t be lazy. It comes back to haunt you.

Personal Reflection

Lazy Potato

I’ve been thinking about making some changes to my life, but I’m also a lazy potato, so I haven’t spurred myself into action just yet.

This post is a warning to you and a wake up call to me.

If I do make changes to this blog, don’t freak out. I warned you beforehand like the considerate blogger I am.

If I don’t do anything, then it’s official…I am a potato in a human body.

And by writing this blog post, I hope some of my brain cells will wake the real Herminia up. They’re clearly asleep on the job.

At least that thing I call my terrible sense of humour isn’t going anywhere.

Blogging

A Serious Blogging Consideration

I’m considering the idea of reducing my blogging activity. At least once school starts. Because I’m going to be lazy and not manage my time properly.

I don’t know if I will for sure, but I just wanted to warn anyone who cares. I also want to look back on this post one day and laugh at my naïve self.

Okay? Okay.

Interesting fact, I thought about doing this exact thing on September 20th, 2014. But I never published those thoughts. I somehow managed to balance blogging with school just fine in previous years, even though I had little confidence in myself. If I had little confidence then, I have even less confidence now.

If this blog is dead in a month, you’ll know why.

Still, I will do everything in my power to ensure this blog doesn’t die before I do.

Productivity

Get More Exercise While Multitasking

Read while squatting.

Write while standing.

Talk while skipping.

Listen while stretching.

Or just get more exercise by actually exercising, Herminia, and not trying to cut corners. Just a suggestion.

Can you tell I’m really, really lazy?

Productivity

My Productivity Problem

You know what my problem is?

I can’t bring myself to work on the most difficult task first.

It does wonders for my productivity when I spend all my time doing the tiny things. And then I don’t get anything important done.

I have yet to find a solution that works for me. Or I’m just lazy. It’s definitely the latter. 

Personal Reflection · Writing

More Things You Should Know About Me

Ready to hear me talk about myself? I’m too vain to talk about anyone else. 

  • I try to be consistent. No guarantees on my end though. This world is too uncertain to be consistent. 
  • Repetition gives me life. It used to annoy me to no end, but I’ve learned to appreciate it. Effective repetition is effective. Not effective repetition is not effective. 
  • Aesthetically appealing is all I care for. Alliteration anyone? Do you remember my previous post? Which I won’t link because I want you to find it. (You know what I’m implying.) It’s okay if you aren’t going to. Let’s both be lazy. Today. Tomorrow. All the time. 

Now you know things about me many people don’t. What a great claim you can make.

Blogging

You Don’t Want To Blog?

Oh, you don’t want to blog?

Are you being lazy? Are you feeling tired? You aren’t up for it? 

Do you want to sleep? Are you exhausted?

What’s that? You have no time? God forbid you’re busy? 

You have nothing to say? You don’t know what to blog about?

It’s not fun? It’s stressful? You’re not enjoying it? 

You want to do something else. Wait, you’d rather do anything else?

You have other things to do? 

Well, isn’t that a shame. 

Whenever I don’t feel like blogging, I’ll return to this post and remind myself that my excuses, any and all of them, suck.