Well what can I say, it’s been a while and a half since I last wrote anything here, cue a lengthy list of excuses which completely vindicate me on all counts..!
The truth is I don’t really have any, I’ve just been distracted by a whole variety of things with the thought “I should really write a post or two” stuck in my head without actually doing anything about it. What it has drilled home though is how important having a schedule is for me if I really want to make progress with my goals. To show you what I mean I submit a post I wrote in May titled “A plan of action” as piece of evidence 1a.
In summary I basically said that I was worried that writing for this blog was distracting me from my actual goals and that I’m going to take a more relaxed approach going forward. The result? Well I was certainly relaxed! I wrote three subsequent posts within a couple of weeks and haven’t been back since, think I’m safe in classifying that as an absolute shocker.
Fortunately I have managed to make progress with my other internet projects whilst I’ve been PIA (Procrastinating In Action) on this blog but still not as much I hoped. The conclusion? Time to crack out a more rigid schedule again to get things back on track.
I think the trick is to start with a very manageable schedule and slowly add additional items in over time, I shall label this the softly softly catchy monkey approach (yes that’s correct, I have no issue with stealing sayings and bending them for my own uses!).
Over the next couple of days I’m going to put this schedule together which should give me time to play around with it etc. Once I’m happy I’ll post it up here for to make me nice and accountable.
So there you go, my first failed experiment, the casual approach does not work, at least not for me. Do you manage quite happily with a more casual approach, if so how on earth do you do it!? (Can’t have an article without a cheeky interrobang) If not I assume you’re more like me and need some sort of structure, have you actually created one though or has it been on your ever expanding to do list like me? If so there’s your homework, go on I dare you…