I have decided to take part in the Writing 101: Building a Blogging Habit challenge. As it is, I have already almost failed as I was supposed to write something on Monday 2 June and the little clock in the top right-hand corner of my screen tells me it’s Tuesday 3 June, 2:12am…
Fortunately WordPress allows me to backdate this post and, as we’re only a couple of hours into said Tuesday, I’m going to do just that.
Essentially, I will receive a prompt suggesting something that I should write about, every weekday. The first one being that if I were named the patron saint of X in 300 years, what would I like X to be?
While I can think of many things that I would like it to be, I feel more comfortable considering what it should actually be. Bearing that in mind, it should probably be procrastination. I have a long and immensely frustrating relationship with procrastination. The extent of it is probably best summarised in this wonderful essay on Wait But Why.
With the help of articles such as the one above, I feel more control over my debilitating tendency to procrastinate now than I have for many years. As the Patron Saint of Procrastination, I could be there to assist people with this unbelievably bourgeois, first world problem.
Well, time for bed. I’ve managed to post this with very little procrastination. I also suspect that being a prating atheist has, in some part, caused me to not take this particular exercise very seriously. I appreciate that there are far bigger problems in the world today than procrastinating, but it’s pretty much the first thing that sprang to mind.
UPDATE I’ve already totally failed at this. The prompt that I was in fact supposed to follow was here. This is why I work in development and not for the editorial team. Anyway, this kind of worked. As of tomorrow I’ll make sure I’m on the right page.