Blogging As An Excuse
I have been doing this personal blog for a while. I love it. It’s a great air vent for words I want to get out but could never share publicly, especially during my sabbatical.
But recently I have noticed more and more I have been using it as an excuse.
I am committed to writing 500 words a day and I have often written on this blog in the morning. And there is nothing inherently wrong with that, or getting the 500 words done early.
However, I have used it as an excuse. An excuse not to work on a book, an excuse not work on my CV or applying for jobs, and do really important writing.
And it’s not that this writing isn’t important. It is. It’s good to have a space to vent, and I have come up with some great ideas in this space, and will continue to.
But I am going to consciously try to post here less. So my 500 words can be put to better use. And I can’t make an excuse not to write later.
I need a healthy balance for my words.