How to Avoid Writing Up that Blog Post | Rants & Rambles

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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:



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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 

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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!



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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

7 thoughts on “How to Avoid Writing Up that Blog Post | Rants & Rambles

  1. Hah, what a fun post!

    Thank you for being so honest. The one I can relate to most is checking my feed and Netflix.
    When I’m in bed or my desk trying to write a post, I have TV in the background and my WordPress Reader open in another window. Often, I will attempt to write a post and go at it for a good 10 minutes, but then I get distracted by other blogs and my sharing/commenting on them.

    I try to plan posts ahead of time, usually a few days in advance if possible (but it’s not always). I envy those who have months of posts booked already! That sounds like a superpower to me.

    In the end we should all blog the way that’s most comfortable for us and it doesn’t really matter if you procrastinate unless a post eventually gets written to satisfy the hungry readers of the blogosphere!

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    1. I’ve tried to plan out posts and writing them in advance, but that usually leads to me nit picking at everything I write. I think as long as your proud of the content you produce then you should do whatever works for you. & it looks like my procrastination paid of with this post 😀

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  2. My procrastination is usually in the form of something which takes me away from my computer! lol
    I don’t generally have an issue writing up posts since unless life happens I get it all done on Sunday morning. Since I’m an early riser I can get my posts done before the bustle of the day starts and all I can hear is the birds chirping outside the window.
    Ask me to write a post? Yeah! Nooooo problem!
    Ask me to organize a cupboard or do ANYTHING which forces me to get off the couch? Yeah, In a few minutes. A few minutes never comes.

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  3. HAHA oh gosh, I’m 20+ reviews behind so I definitely relate to this. I wasn’t really a procrastinator in university (amazingly?!) but I really, really procrastinate writing reviews AND illustrating my little banners (it’s more the latter tbh).

    Thinking about it, I read when I avoid reviews. It’s terrible! It’s a self-perpetuating cycle and I cannot win. I will forever sink down the hole of never-being-up-to-date. 😂

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    1. Lately, I’ve noticed that I’ve been reading when I don’t feeling like writing reviews. I did this last weekend and while I had so much fun with my reads, it kind of backfired on me because now I have to review them haha! It is a never ending cycle indeed.

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