Firstly, you may or may not have noticed that I’ve been away from the blog for a little while. Since I last posted I have applied to jobs, I became a waitress in a busy and demanding pub, I quit the waitress job, had a short skiing break and finally arrived at another job interview (for tomorrow..AHH!). I think it’s fair to say that I’ve been busy.
I finally came to the realisation that to stop the pressure building up around my ‘comeback’ post, I just had to start writing, here and now, no more excuses! So here we are, I’m ripping the plaster off and writing a post. Its not going to be the most interesting, I’m not sure if it even has a point, but I’m glad I finally got around to writing it.
I have learnt many things about blog writing and about myself since January, when I started. The moment my daily views and followers started to increase, it became harder and harder to decide what to write about and it took longer and longer to finish the post. I felt put off, and very self aware while writing. What lesson did I learn? Similarly to the general rule about how frequently you should step on the scale; don’t look at the statistics more than once a week.
One of my most productivity deflating characteristics is what I would describe as “cascading” ideas. It might be a dyslexic thing, a borderline thing or maybe even a Annabel thing. I have about 20 half finished or half started ideas on a single word document. By the time I’ve started working on one idea, another seemingly brilliant one pops into my head allowing me to abandon the first. Discipline and acknowledging the fact that not all my ideas are pure gold dust, essentially not allowing myself to get carried away down a tangent will hopefully improve my productivity and reduce the amount of time it takes to write a post.
I hope that changing jobs to one that’s a little less time heavy will allow me to focus more on my campaigning and writing, as it is something that I really enjoy.
Please stick with me, in spite of my little hiatus! I appreciate your support.