Time has flown by since my last post more than nine months ago. Many things happened in my life that I could have written about; happy times, sad times, painful times, and regular, everyday life times. But as the dates of my posts will quickly reveal, those potential blog posts remained relegated to the “I’m going to write about this in my blog” or “I should write about that in my blog” corner of my mind.
The last thing I wrote about was my computer crashing, which was an annoying and expensive experience by the time I got a new one and transferred my files and programs. I did learn from the experience though, and invested in an external hard drive which is set to do regular backups. That wouldn’t have kept me from having to replace my computer, but it would have saved me some lost files, and a lot of frustration. I’m very happy with my new HP laptop and Windows 7, so it’s all worked out for the best in the long run.
Back to the saga of my neglected blog. I really have no excuse for not turning those blogging ideas into written posts. It only takes a few minutes to write a post, and with the added features and improvements on WordPress it’s now easier than ever. I’m using the full screen Just Write feature for this post, and if I had to vote on it I would count it as one of the single best new WP features. It wasn’t that it was difficult to blog on WP before, it’s just much better now. But WP features were not the reason I neglected my blog.
The reason I neglected my blog has been procrastination, and procrastinating about writing a post leads to a neglected blog.
Procrastination turned days into weeks, weeks into months, and here I am almost a year later with all of those still-unwritten posts floating around in my head. I may never get around to writing them because new things happen almost daily to blog about, unless I run short on material. If I do, I have a collection of blogging ideas just waiting to be written into posts.
The best I can do now is to not dwell on the past, and start over today blogging into the future.Follow @learning2hear