Photo from Paolo Dala
Hola, Hello, Bonjour!
It’s good to return to the blogging stream. I’ve been somewhat disconnected these months. A little distracted, with a drought of ideas and a little unmotivated,… I think that it happens, to all of us.
At least didn’t happen to me like it did to poor Chuck….
Now returning to business, I want to be more consistent with the blog and not to push myself to publish a lot, but that doesn’t mean I should lose the rhythm. I’ll avoid at all cost the infamous “Publish or perish” philosophy. I would rather prefer to write something good enough once a week than post three times at day cute cat photos. Well, if I have some time during the week, I could write some interesting updates but they are not written in stone.
I admit it. I procrastinate sometimes a little (who doesn’t?) and this can be a problem if I want to keep my blog’s schedule. Even so, I don’t think that is a big problem if you know how to use your time wisely.
My new strategy is changing the wasted hours in Facebook, Twitter, etc; into research and published moments for me and my blog. I mean, instead of looking of all new gossips from my friends, why don’t take an interesting scientific article and make a one page review? Or, why not explain some math theory that you know and make it available to all public? You know, maybe I’m a fool, but I really enjoy the scientific articles or the math theories more than all the news Facebook’s jokes.
A new thing in the blog will be the countdown counter. This annoying box saying that I can’t break the rhythm. It’s annoying, indeed, but also a powerful motivator.
To get a little feedback from my readers, I added a form where you can write all your ideas and suggestions about Maximum Entropy or myself. I’d be glad to read all of them.
Just to finish, I would like to prompt some questions to the blogger community:
- What is working for you to keep your blog schedule?
- Do you have some special technique or software to write distraction free? (Bonus if it’s Linux compatible)
- Have you ever suffered some procrastination episodes?
- How do you deal with it?