Doing everything except what I’m supposed to be doing

keyboardOver the past year I have found that my blog has grown to be a daily part of my life.  If not a nightly one too since I often find myself dreaming in css or html code.  Or, I find myself tossing and turning before I fall asleep because my brain is too busy thinking about my web statistics, when I should be peacefully dreaming away.

Is it this way for all bloggers?  How do the huge bloggers like TheBlogess and ProBlogger keep their heads on straight with all of the little things a blog needs to run smoothly?

Take today for example.  After I came home from dropping my daughter at school and a good Jazzercise workout I planned to sit down and crank out 2 or 3 of the posts I have looming ahead of me.  They aren’t late yet but I know if I keep procrastinating I’ll have a few late night sessions trying to write them at the last minute… not fun people!

Instead of writing, like I was supposed to, I have wasted away the day fixing various areas of the blog that needed tweaking.  Guess what?  People can now actually click on my Ad in the header!  Woot!  It feels good to fix something all by yourself ;)   I also changed the font — again I know.  Now it is a lovely 16px Geoorgia {which the 6 or so articles I read today mention is one of the two easiest to read fonts on a web screen, Verdana is the other one}.  I also increased the line height between the lines of text since it was bothering me.  Then I conversed a bit with other bloggers {who were perhaps like me, avoiding things they should be doing?} about various ways to achieve website optimization and whether  it matters if you have www or not in front of your url {it doesn’t}.

There is no point to this post, other than the fact that I need to write SOMETHING so I can feel productive today!  I have to pick both of the kids up from their second day of school in about an hour and I NEED to feel like I’ve accomplished a little bit of ANYTHING while they were hard at work studying!

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Henrietta Newman is a self-loving empty-nester into smudging, nature, yoga, fitness, healthy living, hunting, camping, hiking, tech, video games, gadgets, recipes, reviews and more.
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  1. 1

    LOL, well I hope you feel accomplished ;)

  2. 2

    LOL! I have the same problem… which is exactly why I’m blog surfing instead of working on next week’s posts like I should be.

  3. 3

    I actually feel how you feel, avoiding things that should be done! Anyway you said “There is no point to this post, other than the fact that I need to write SOMETHING so I can feel productive today!” I don’t agree with you because I can totally relate in your post.

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