You are having serious withdrawals.
You complain to your Hubby and kiddies, who in turn,
A blogger's dream come true.
This is the story of how you spend that hour.
• Grab a cup of coffee and head to your office/bedroom.
• Turn on your computer and go directly to your blog's dashboard. Do not pass go and don't even think about Facebook or Twitter.
• Stare at the blank screen and spend the first 5 minutes thinking of the perfect SEO-friendly, attention grabbing title.
• Unable to think of a title for what could possibly be the best blog post you've ever written, you head to Facebook hoping to find a little inspiration.
• You glance down at the little clock down in the corner of your computer screen and see that you've already wasted 10 minutes. You return to your unwritten blog post and focus on writing.
• That lasts all of 2 minutes. Your mind is reeling with thoughts of the day's events and all of the things you have to do before your daughter's birthday this weekend. You can't concentrate like this! Maybe you'll feel better after you've focused on a smaller task, like answering a couple of emails from earlier this week.
• Another 10 minutes have passed and you start feeling guilty because you still haven't started writing that blog post.
• You force yourself to buckle down and get to work. This time you actually start writing. But 5 minutes into your story, you remember that tomorrow is your Hubby's grandmother's birthday, so....
• ...you head to Pinterest for what you promise yourself will be a quick search for the perfect birthday cake to bake tomorrow.
• Hubby walks in on you and sees your computer screen covered with images of birthday cakes, inspirational quotes and angel costumes and asks, "What happened to 'I HAVE to write'?"
• You look like a cross between a deer caught in the headlights and a prepubescent boy caught looking at naughty pictures online, but you still manage to counterattack with "What happened to 'uninterrupted'?"
• Hubby scurries out of the room, but as he closes the door behind him, he reminds you that you only have 20 minutes left.
• You close the dozen or so tabs that keep distracting you and return to your half-written blog post. Reading through it, you realize that it's going to take a lot longer than 20 minutes to finish, so you decide to save it for another day. (When you have more time to write.)
• You wonder what other half-written posts you have hiding in your drafts folder and check to see if there's one you could finish in the next 17 minutes.
• You discover a draft with a list of distractions that keep you from writing and realize that not much has changed in the last year since you wrote it.
• Inspired, you find yourself typing like crazy.
• 20 minutes later you hit "Publish" and hope it serves as a daily reminder of How Not to Write a Blog Post.
Post inspired by Mama Kat's World Famous Writer's Workshop. I chose prompt #4: Blast from the Past: What were you writing about last year at this time? Tell us what has changed (if anything) since then.