I recently ran across a post that talks about 5 productivity sins with regards to blogging. I’d have to say it was a pretty good read and I’m guilty of most of them, 4 out of 5 to be exact.
Checking Stats: Guilty! While I don’t really check for this blog, I do manage a different blog and two website forums. I’m constantly checking the Analytics and Adsense for those sites even though the Analytics only updates once a day.
Blog Commenting: Guilty! I’m horrible at either not commenting enough on other posts that I enjoyed reading, and double guilty for not sending people back to a similar post I may have (which is not many at the moment). I tend to simply put in a link directly to my homepage instead of a related post.
Social Media: Guilty! I tend to spend to much time checking Facebook and Twitter on my personal accounts when I should be brainstorming or typing up a post for this blog I’d like to get going.
Emails: Finally, not guilty! This is probably because I don’t get that many emails throughout the day anyways so there really is no way for me at the moment to be guilty of this.
Design Tweaks: Guilty! I’m constantly playing around with the design of this site, tweaking this and tweaking that. I guess I’m being too critical of myself when it comes to the design and I can’t just leave it alone.
In the end, after thinking about these productivity sins, I really need to change my act. I gotta spend more time brainstorming ideas and turning those ideas into posts people may want to read. Maybe this is one of the reasons I was never a scholar when it came to English back in the school days. I don’t spend enough time concentrating on my writing. From here on out, I will try my best to alleviate myself of these issues and get to posting to good, interesting topics.