Bloggers have a very serious adversary in the form of procrastination. We are said to be procrastinating when we habitually postpone or delay doing something. Once the initial excitement wears off in creating a blog, many will find themselves seemingly finding all sorts of reasons to put off writing posts for the next day, next week, next month until the blog itself becomes a distant reminder of something that could have been great.
Here are the top 3 blogging procrastination reasons and how to avoid them:
1. No Time
How many times do we say we have no time in our life time? Why is it that some can and others cannot when everybody has the same number of hours in their hands? When all things are considered, it all boils down to prioritization and scheduling.
We can only be realistic with our situation. If our work is our priority because we need it, then it would be impractical to recommend that we spend more time in blogging. Blogging requires time. There are no ifs and buts about it. It requires commitment as well. So if you are serious about blogging, make time for it and commit to it to produce desired results.
2. A Lot of Time
Having a lot time does not prevent procrastination. In fact, it can be the strongest culprit once a blogger settles into laxity, believing that there is still a lot of time left. Time will definitely still run out if we don’t make use of it wisely.
Make it a habit to set aside a specific time for blogging. Do it where you are most comfortable and inspired to write. Put deadlines for your work to create a sense of urgency. Make any accomplishment rewarding so you can look forward to more fun in blogging rather than a heavy feeling of burden.
3. Nothing New to Write About
Writers’ block occurs even among the most gifted and experienced bloggers. It can be a very disconcerting feeling to be continually looking at a blank page for days. The tendency to procrastinate is greatest when the frustration is at its highest.
The more frustrated and pressured you are to produce results, the higher the possibility that you would delay sitting down and write. Bloggers are encouraged to take off some time away from their computers to refresh their thoughts but make sure that it does not become longer than necessary. The longer we stay away, the harder it is to come back.