I have a million ideas for future blog posts, but unfortunately I had to write a 9-page essay last night. If you didn’t read my procrastination virus post, maybe you should. I had and still have the procrastination virus and that caused me to wait until last night at about ten to start my essay.
Anyway, I am taking the day off. I already quick drafted my posts for tomorrow and the following two days, so I will write them later. For everyone out there, I will be back. For now, everyone enjoy their day. I will be on my couch, watching netflix with my dog and mom.
They are in need. In reality, they need you. Society needs you. We watch our strangers, friends, and family struggle with every endeavor that they take on. Whether it is college, bills, or spousal problems; They are doing it alone. I never understood someone who is too wrapped up in their own life to talk. It’s talking, not moving across country. It’s not that big of a commitment.
I think you need to ask yourself a question. First though, let me recognize that I don’t care about your past. Okay, maybe I care about your past but not during this question. Strike your past out of your memory for one minute. Pick out the people that you love in life. You don’t need to think of all of them because there may be too many to name all at one time. (That’s a positive thought for you)
Ask yourself, am I too wrapped up in my own life to notice that my people are troubled or even struggling to keep a healthy and positive mind? If my people looked at me with sadness, drowning in the pressures of this world, would I notice? Not only would I notice, but would I stop my life to change it? To help. To protect.
Yeah I get it, you have to ‘get yours’ but let me tell you something. The time that it would take to change their lives is more precious than taking the time to put them in the ground. This might hit hard, but today, I don’t care. Wake up! Your people are struggling to find anything beautiful in life and that, is partly your fault.
I have made amazing strides in every facet of my life within the last two years. That isn’t bragging, or maybe it is? That was actually a question by the way. This post isn’t me trying to tell you how good I have it though. This post is to show you how I got to this point. This post is for you to gain another perspective to throw in the piggy bank in the back of your mind. Actually the front of your mind because of the location of your cerebral cortex, but I digress.
I have a method that keeps me sane in most aspects of my life. Whether it is college, basketball or blogging, it works for me even though it may not work for you. I am choosing to share it with you anyway because it may become useful to you in the blogging world. Its my competitiveness. I use it every day. Currently (more so) in the blogosphere. I make everything a game. Not a win or lose game, but just a little competitive match with me, myself, and I.
I made blogging a game. This may have been out of boredom, but as of now I don’t really care. Within the first 3 weeks of my blog’s life I had about 100 views. I wasn’t really satisfied with that. I made this blog because twitter doesn’t have enough characters and I want people to know what I think. Also, I want to gain new perspectives from other people. How can I do that if people don’t read my writing? So, I made it a little competitive.
I set goals for myself. I wanted to average 35+ views a day for the next three weeks. So, I crunched the numbers and found out that I had succeeded. So, I raised my goal. I wanted to average over 50 views and 20 visitors for this week, which started last wednesday. I am on track so far, averaging 61 views and 29 visitors.
See, I could have just blogged for fun and the people who just so happened to read my blog would gain information about me. That just wasn’t enough. I wanted to connect and inform more people about what goes on on my mind. I challenged myself. I used my competitiveness on myself. I want to inspire and be inspired. What better way to do that, other than drive traffic to the one place where everyone can see your thoughts?
Competitiveness can be a huge positive for you as long as you keep it under control. Games against little kids don’t need to be competitive. Blogging doesn’t NEED to be competitive either, but did a little self-competition hurt anyone in the blogosphere?
Some people have different opinions about this topic. I mean, duh Mike! Is t that always the case? Of course. My title may be a little deceiving but for the most part it is true. Let me explain.
I only edit my stories for spelling errors. That’s really it. If I have horrible sentences that shows me incompetence as a writer, I will fix it. Other than that, I leave my post as is. I think saving a post as a draft and editing it several times is worthless. Maybe not worthless if you are trying to drive traffic to your page because editing could force your writing to he more interesting, but that depends. How about we take ‘driving traffic’ out of the picture.
I ask myself why I started this blog? Why do I write and what do I want people to get out of it. Answer: I want people to witness my thoughts in explicit detail. My real, raw thoughts just how they came out of my head. I feel as if editing my posts will make me think, “What sounds good” (to drive traffic) instead of, “What do I think?” It all comes down to your goal as a blogger or writer. Some people call themselves something different. That discussion isn’t for this post, however.
That is my goal. I want you to witness my thoughts in explicit detail. It might be full of some errors, grammatical and spelling. I am willing to give you the opportunity to sift through my minor (or major) mistakes in an effort to witness ME. If you don’t witness my mistakes you aren’t witnessing the flaws in my thinking. Fact is I want to gain new perspective and I can’t do that without giving you mine, without doctoring it to make more people come to my page.
So, that is why I don’t edit my blogposts.
I couldn’t help but wake up from my not-so-deep sleep at 5:50 in the morning. My need for productivity shocked me into speed typing on my phone. That, or my dog scratching at my door did the trick. Maybe he knew I had homework to do and didn’t want me to do that thing that I always do. You know, procrastinate?
Well it is a little too late for that. The damage has been done. Procrastination has set into my blood stream like a virus that can never be cured. Fortunately (or unfortunately) whatever you decide, this virus remains dormant as long as I am interested in the task at hand. It feels as if interest is a natural, but only temporary, cure for this virus.
When interest drops below a certain level, procrastination activates and I begin my notorious downfall in whatever life has thrown at me.
You see I have a report due on a profile of Poland. It’s due tomorrow which means I’ll be scraping away at the internet for information about Poland. No offense to Poland but it doesn’t peak my interest to say the least, which is why the procrastination virus came raging through me from head to toe.
I wish it would go away. I need a cure. A permanent cure to something that is all in my head. It’s my fault and will remain my fault until I force myself to be interested in the endeavors that I need to partake in, such as Poland… Or at least a profile of Poland. Ugh, you horrible thing. All you do is bring me pain, headaches, and sleepless nights!
Screw you procrastination virus!
(Cheers to a productive Monday) :)
I recently decided that I would start watching a show to take up some time in between my summer class, blogging, and getting myself back in shape. I don’t want to binge watch completely, but I want to get into it.
I am only one episode in and I can already tell you that I am hooked. It’s a gutsy, powerful, with a mix of blackmailing heaven. Overall I can tell I will be watching every episode that it is possible to watch.
Maybe my plan to cease binge watching will be ruined.
Although this is my first blog post I have written today, I have mad several conversations with people like me… Fellow students. This it’s enjoyable for me because I like to share my experiences during college. Other students are more interested in my endeavors as a student, or seem to be.
I would like to hear about more experiences of other students though.
I can’t imagine attending a university in another country although it does interest me. It peaks my interest because I don’t know where I would want to be, or what I would like to study.
So, I present a question for my followers, if you could attend a university in any country of your choose, what country would it be? Also, what would you study?
Let me know!