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Rants & Rambles is a weekly feature where I share my own personal thoughts and opinions about both bookish and blogging related topics. As stated, these are MY OWN opinions and while you can choose to disagree with it, I hope that you at least respect it.
This week on Rants & Rambles I want to discuss:
I AM THE QUEEN OF PROCRASTINATION! I kid you NOT! I was that girl in college who printed out a ten-page 2 minutes before class started. My procrastination habit has stuck with me even after I graduated and it’s a habit I’m not ready to kick just yet. I procrastinate writing pretty much every post I write, including this one. Guess how I got my idea for this post?
This discussion is basically just me being a TROLL and making fun of my own blogging process and all the things I do before I actually sit down and write a post. I have the attention span of a goldfish and I am easily distracted so majority of the times I end up not finishing a post until 1 in the morning. Please say I am not alone in this struggle!
Here are a few things I do to avoid writing up a blog post:
♥ Streaming Netflix ♥
Can you say #JessicaJones? Launching that Netflix app is one of the first things I do when I don’t feel like blogging. Whether I’m binge watching a new show or catching up on a old favorite, I can always count on Netflix to provide the perfect distraction when I don’t want to blog.
♥ Binging on Booktube Videos ♥
Catching up on my favorite booktubers is another great way to put off writing a post. Binge watching videos on Youtube in general a great distraction. I always end up adding new books to my TBR after my booktube binge because I clearly don’t have enough books on my TBR!
♥ Checking Your Feed ♥
Time to stalk the lives of my fellow bloggers. Just kidding (for the most part). But really, YOU ALL KNOW you do this. Do I really need to explain this one?
♥ Food, Food, Food ♥
Because writing on an empty stomach helps no one! I had actually sat down and written the title for this post and then a brilliant thought came to mind: I NEEDED ICE CREAM! Of course I grabbed a cup and I ended up watching an episode of Catfish. An hour wasted away on eating ice cream, when I probably could’ve had written 50% of this post!
♥ Read, Read, Read ♥
And of course I had to include the most obvious distraction of all: READING! Lately, I’ve been catching up on some of my Wattpad books and because the chapters are so short, I usually end up reading a full book and then I will put down my iPad to start my post. Wattpad books are such quick and easy reads so why not squeeze one in before getting started on that post?
I’m not quite sure how well this discussion will go over, but I think procrastination is something that we all do, whether we want to admit it or not. I tend to write best when I’m under pressure which is one of the main reasons why I put off writing posts. I also tend to write best at night. I am a TRUE night owl at heart! I know that blogging would be less stressful if I planned everything out beforehand, but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way.
That is all for this week’s Rants & Rambles. I hope you enjoyed my random thoughts!
What are some things you do to avoid writing up a blog post?
Let me know in the comments!