Friday, August 27, 2010

Bad Blogger!

Forgive me. It's been 31 days since my last blog post officially qualifying me for the title of bad blogger. Clearly, I'm not a natural at this. I'm too fussy, too neurotic, too busy. Unlike many of my fellow bloggers, my first instinct isn’t to write,– it’s to go silent and think. This is me in offline life, as well, so I am not sure that I can change that feature of mine, but I am going to make an effort.

I’ve been thinking these past few weeks why I do not feel driven to blog more often. Most people who do it on a regular basis seem to enjoy it. To me it walks the line between delight and duty. I love the satisfaction that comes after a blog post; I love the afterglow. I just don’t like doing it. I like having blogged better than actual blogging.

Another obvious problem has something to do with time-management skills, or lack thereof as the case may be. This is something that I have struggled with my entire life and in spite of the fact that I recognize this problem, I have never managed to overcome it well enough to incorporate a system into my life that I would actually embrace, much less implement. For whatever reason, I have always functioned far better when I start feeling the pressure of a deadline closing in on me, looming large behind the shadow of a ticking clock. Even when I have days, or even weeks to get something done, I find it much easier to find other things to occupy myself with whilst I put off the inevitable until the very last minute.

As you might be able to tell, I tend to over-think things sometimes.....LOL.

Today I'm restarting my efforts. I'm going to keep my expectations low, but I'm committing to at least one post per week. Walk before you run, right?

How about those of you who are hard-core bloggers? Did you have problems getting started? Do you still have those problems from time to time? How did you find your blogging voice?


Janice said...

I don't have any rules really. I blog when I have something to show or want help with something I am doing.
I usually do it late in the evening when I have finished for the day and sitting with my husband watching the football or something.

De said...

I have short stretches where I don't know what to blog about but as long as I have a project going blogging is pretty easy for me. I've always enjoyed writing, though. Just don't think too much. I really enjoy reading your posts and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Susan said...

I don't like to write much, it's easier to show pics. When I started blogging I went for stretches with no posts because I thought you needed to write. Miniature crochet takes time so in between crochet posts I try to find something else to show as I always love to see anything mini related on other blogs. Don't force yourself to a schedule, it shoule be fun.

Marys Miniatures said...

it's okay...sometimes we have other things going on in our life that pulls us away from our miniature things. I need to start blogging more too.

Christine said...

I have problems getting started each time, but once I have sat down it just pours out - I do question the quality though! Funnily I have blogs going through my head when I'm working on things - things i'd love to share, but when faced with a computer screen I go blank!

I've come across your blog before and really enjoyed it, so you are doing something right. :~)

~MiniMaker said...

Thank you everyone! I have been doing better lately.
@Christine, I do the exact same thing, think of all kinds of stuff to write about while I'm working and then go brain dead when the computer is in front of me!

Beck said...

My best friend and I recently started a blog about our mini adventures and you tube channel devoted to the making of "make do" items when you can't afford to buy the items. I'm finding it very hard to remember to not only blog about things but to record them for posting. I've created alot of little mini items but can't seem to find the time or the energy to post. As for my best friend... she has less time than I do and NEVER posts. I think it's normal to have slump times.

~MiniMaker said...

@Beck, I was searching for youtube videos for my other blog just the other day and I came across your channel and blog. I used to have a hard time remembering to take pics of items I made for tutorials. Now I just make it a habit to take pics of everything all the time. I'm still working on blogging. =) Keep at it!