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I haven’t made much time for my Google Reader lately, to be honest. But when I finally had a chance to go through my favorite blogs yesterday, this one post really stood out. Which is funny, because I’ve read lots of posts about keeping to schedules, writing, and avoiding the time-wasters.
But it made me question why I sometimes avoid writing posts, even when I have lots of ideas…
Excuse #1. I don’t have enough time.
Clearly, I do. I woke up at 7am today, caught up with emails, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and still had ten minutes left to write up a post before getting ready for work.
Excuse #2. I want to cover everything at once.
When I wrote that post about New York City last week, I had originally hoped to write a lot of information detailing each neighborhood and what I did. Instead, as a last-minute decision, I just wrote up a few short sentences with lots of photos. It was quicker, easier, and I think more fun for people to read. No one wants to read a whole book in one blog post. (Well, most of us don’t.)
Excuse #3. The topic’s not broad enough, or catchy enough.