There are a million really great reasons to blog, but one of the most common lines we all spout when we don’t blog is that we don’t have time. The problem is, that’s not generally very true, in a technical sense, and is really more of an excuse than a reason. It’s definitely not a great excuse, and tends to leave us feeling pretty lame because we know that. So I’ve created this list of rather great reasons not to blog that we can all pull from when needed and not feel bad (and yeah, this list started as stuff I needed to do…)
Being “Productive” Instead of Blogging Today
(which in turn probably makes blogging more productive also, thankfully)
- It’s high time you cleaned out and organized your inbox and email systems in general. (so that you don’t forget to do very important things and talk to very important people.)
- The 500ish gb and growing of pictures and video you have sitting around somehow hasn’t just sorted and edited itself like you were hoping. <— scared
- The side projects that are waiting for your focused efforts keep piling up. (it’s amazing what is possible when you just get on it. or so I’ve heard.)
- You need to take time to get more sleep and/or exercise and/or eat more healthy meals. (supposedly you stay alive longer I guess)
- Areas of your home are in desperate of need purging/organization. (clutter is quite the humping rabbit, no shame in its lightening-fast breeding habits)
Not Blogging Today Because of Family and Friends
(being really present in life makes you a better person, and subsequently a better blogger, right?)
- You want to play with your kids and/or teach them something. (I don’t know, being all parent-y and whatnot.)
- As amazing as your husband is, he’s a little tired of washing a Mount Everest-esque pile of dishes when you get behind on them. (and/or 10 other housekeeping tasks… um, no, I did not find an old dried up piece of broccoli in the kids’ play room the other day.)
- It’s considered sort of rude to be on your computer for the entirety of social gatherings. (at least with technologically challenged people. apparently.)
- It’s a little too mentally taxing to switch from blog mode to “ooh hubba hubba!” mode when necessary. (that’s one time it’s probably just as well if you don’t try to multi-task by writing a mental blog post…)
- This is the “ish” point… I am drawing a major blank. (help?)
Blog Related Reasons Not to Blog Today
(well… yeah! no sarcastic comebacks here )
- You are preparing content for future blog posts – pictures, videos, etc.
- You are working on design and functionality details of your blog, and/or other pages and structure.
- You’re reading and commenting on other blogs.
- You’re working on social media stuffs.
- You need a break to refresh, refocus, and further develop your vision.