I believe I have this unfortunate illness of the mind. I seem to have it B.A.A.D.
Symptoms are the urge to constantly redefine the guidelines of your blog(s), a dashboard full of half-complete drafts, fully complete drafts and drafts that include nothing but a title and an idea of awesome…
If unchecked this disease could lead to full on blogger-dementia or Blogzheimer’s. If you recognize these thoughts in yourself or if you’ve heard the under-the-breath mumblings of the blogger in your life, please seek help:
- What happened to that blog I wrote last week?
- I don’t remember if I blogged last week or not…
- Someone searched ______, I don’t know what that is, but I need to write a blog about it.
- When should I post all these drafts, I can’t post them all in one day can I?
- I just wrote an awesome blog and posted it right away, but I feel guilty for all the blogs I have on the back-burner.
- Should I capitalize on my bravery and post whenever I’m feeling inclined to do so?
- After working on it for half a year I still don’t think this blog post is perfect yet, I should make sure no one else on the internet has ever posted this blog before.
- What is this blog about anyway?
- I thought this blog would be about _____ but I don’t seem to have any posts about that topic.
- This blog is a perfect mix of all the things that are important to me, but I don’t have anything else to write that fits my current interests.
- Why do I include questions at the end of my blog if no one ever answers?
- What kinds of questions should I ask to get my readers to comment?
- Should I write directly to my followers?
- What? I only have 1 view today? What can I do to get a few more?
- Oh no! I have so many views today, what can I do to get them to come back?
If you recognize any of these signs please step away from your blog for a day. Don’t check your stats. Realize and acknowledge that you have it B.A.D.D. The first step is awareness. I will return tomorrow(if my bravery allows it) with the treatment options for this strange malady.
P.S. Thanks to Kathy for helping me to realize my blogger status.