I just realized I am that blogger that promises to deliver something in another post but never really follows through with it.
This has happened in a series of posts where I nonchalantly or blatantly say, “I will complete this thought in another post.” and I never follow through with it. More times than not, I have the post in a draft, I am just not sure why I am not posting it.
It is either unfinished or complete and just sitting there. I am working on getting rid of all posts in my drafts folder before putting anymore new stuff in there. Of course this is easier said than done considering the type of person I have chosen to be.
I am someone who will have an idea and not jot it down only to forget it and then irritate myself beyond belief trying to remember something I could have easily jotted down.
On the other end of the spectrum, I jot down ideas and decide to never finish them and at times complete but never post them. Not because they are not good enough, some are better than some of the stuff I have published on here but there’s probably a button in my brain somewhere that resets at some point and decides ‘hey, this looks awesome sitting right here so let’s just leave it here OK? Good talk. And it’s literally still there as I type. Yes I make poor decisions, I know this.
I am a random writer and will write on my phone, laptop or notepads and it ranges from fiction to real life and sometimes paths are crossed. I also write wherever I get the urge to do so. Be it the bathroom, in the park, church, work etc, when I get the drive, I write.
What’s funny is I own about three journals and they are all empty. Apparently, I have trust issues and cannot jot down thoughts onto something that might be read by family members (read mother) so I keep them because of the comfort of owning them.
I used to journal a lot in my teenage years and no one had the energy to read neither my musings nor the eyesight to squint through my tiny handwriting.
But living with my mother is a whole new ball game and she clearly has time and even though her eyesight really isn’t the best, she manages to make out my pathetic handwriting but cannot for the life of her read printed writing with her glasses on. Go figure.
Anyway, I was talking about not keeping my word on following through when I say I will and I digressed quite heavily. I will devote this week, not sure how considering how much packing I still have to do, to working on the undelivered posts and completing my unfinished thoughts in all my drafts folders. I have drafts on my phone, iPod, notepad(s), laptop and WordPress drafts. *sighs*
This is the year I will do better in all aspects of my life. I can feel it.
Hopefully I wake up from this flat line first. Do you also have any of my issues? Multiple draft materials wasting away in your folders not being used? Not following through on your promises to deliver on a post? Let me know in the comments section below. As they say, misery loves company. LOL.