I am constantly amazed at the caliber of the writing skills of the people that are blogging about genealogy. I truly blame all of you for me not posting more. You see I am constantly reading all of these wonderful blog postings that you all are creating and by the time I get done reading them my computer time is over. 😦
I haven’t mentioned it before but I have ADD and as most people that have it, I’ve had it my entire life. Of course given my age they didn’t call it that when I was growing up. It was usually labeled, “Deborah isn’t applying herself in school” or “she’s extremely bright but she tends to zone out during class.” Of course as I look back on my life, I realize that if I had known all of the tricks that I use for remembering then that I know now no telling what kind of higher education I could have gotten.
Anyway, there is a reason that I brought this up. As the title of my posting states I would like to know how the rest of you create your wonderful postings. Are your creative sessions like mine?
Here is one of my typical sessions:
Think of a topic that I want to blog about or see a great topic from a different blog to which I would like to respond. Sit down at computer, Type, type, type, make a mistake a backup fourteen spaces, type, type, type…“does that plant need watering?”, water plant, sit back down, type, type, type, insert picture, type caption…….“I wonder if the mail has come yet?”, go check mail, sit down, “where was I? Oh yeah.”, type, type, type, insert smiley face, type…..“Oh I forgot to get the laundry out of the washer!”, get laundry and hang it out on expandable clothes rack on porch (remember to save the environment!Go Green), come back in, type, type, type, “oh look I have new email!”, check out the email, come back to blogger, type, type, type…..go back up a paragraph and restructure a whole sentence, type, type, type….“oh I need to tend my farm in Facebook!”, tend, tend, tend, come back to blogger, type, type, type….save to draft.
A week later look at the posting created above, “oh, I don’t want to post that anymore.” delete.
Now granted not all of my postings are deleted. But I have started about a dozen or so and never finished them.
Is this typical? I know that I don’t like to write (What! You have a blog, how could you not like to write), or should I say I don’t feel like I am a very good writer. So I cut myself a little slack because when I don’t really want to do something or think that I won’t be good at it I tend to procrastinate. So I try not to put undue pressure on myself because I know that I don’t HAVE to write anything it is a choice that I have made. But as with most people I like to know that I am not alone in the way that I do things. If I know that more people have trouble getting their postings created and published it won’t make me feel so…..difficult.
So that is why I’m asking does this sound like the way you all write blog postings?