Perfectionism is not helpful when you’re trying to write new posts to your blog. The past few weeks every morning when I woke up I told myself that I was going to write a new post that day – then the day ends and no post. I have come up with multiple ideas to write about and I always seem to come up with some reason not to do it. Today I decided that I am just going to write a stream of consciousness post and get this blog active again!!Done is better than good advice ot reminder - handwriting on a napkin with a cup of espresso coffee Here are the things that I have decided to do on this blog going forward: Write about all of the various areas that interest me – not just blogging. Some of those various interests are good health and good food, plays, concerts, art exhibits, and dance programs, books (fiction and non-fiction) and magazines, and learning new things (blogging, internet marketing/product creation, technology) – there are more but I think you get the idea. Share information that I find interesting and assume that others may too. I find myself spending a lot of my time on my laptop reading emails and cleaning out my inbox (I’ll cover that in another post), reading the many magazines I subscribe to, and listening to podcasts (especially when I go for my daily walks and/or visits to the gym). Relax and not worry about how big my list is because I am my primary audience. So much of what I read about blogging and internet marketing has to do with building a list so you can eventually monetize that list and make money. I’ve decided that my list will grow (or not) as a result of me enjoying what I’m writing about and sharing what I find interesting and have a passion for. Be myself and let this blog reflect who I am, what my interests are, and what I’m doing. This blog is for me to share what I’m learning, doing, and enjoying as I make my way through this life. My passion for life, learning, technology and science, and the arts will make this interesting for me to write and hopefully for you to read. Summing up – and circling back around to the beginning of this post – I am going to use this blog to keep my perfectionism in check and express my joys (see picture). I will be posting at least twice a week, even if it’s just a short check-in to letVersion 2 everyone know what or how I’m doing or an update with a link to something I’ve seen, read, or listened to that I really enjoyed or learned something from. I hope you’ll stay along for the ride by opting in and leaving me a comment. Also please let me know if you have any suggestions as to subjects/websites/blogs for me to visit or write about.

    8 replies to "Perfectionism is not helpful in writing a blog"

    • Kenneth King

      Susan great tips here! I wish I would of ran into this when I first started out blogging. I would CRASH everyday, not knowing what to post about. Thanks for sharing! I’m sure you’ll land alot of page views for great content like this. All the best 🙂

      • Susan Rosin

        Thanks for your comment. I am glad that you could identify with the issue and it sounds like you’ve moved past it as well.

    • Julie

      I have been struggling with this same need for perfection lately. Thank you for sharing so honestly about the struggle, and offering ways to move through it. Great content!

      • Susan Rosin

        Happy you found it valuable. Has always been a problem for me and usually led to procrastination as well (the perfectionist’s excuse to not be perfect). Keep on blogging!!

    • JT

      Totally agreed. Perfectionism helps but also hinders. For me, it’s not that it caused procrastination but very late posting on certain days. It would take me 7-10 hours to write 1 post; now it’s more like 5-7. My sleep thanks me for trying to be less perfect.

      • Susan Rosin

        Congratulations! Gaining 2-3 hours a day/night to for other activities or to sleep is an accomplishment. For me it gives me the time to think about and do other things instead of having it jangling around in the back of my mind.

    • Stephanie

      Great tips. I’m just the same when it comes to perfectionism. I have all these great ideas in my head but as soon as I start to write I feel it’s not good enough…sigh. It’s definitely something to overcome, but at least now I can keep some of your tips in mind when I start to write my next post. Thanks!

      • Susan Rosin

        Thanks for the comment and good luck. Remember (like the picture above says) that “done is better than good” and absolutely better than perfect!

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