Do You Ever Want to Check Out from Your Online Responsibilities?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets overwhelmed with all the online responsibility stuff I need to maintain in my writing life just to keep an online my presence and platform. Stuff that writers need to do like blog, Tweet, comment, and write. Let’s not forget write!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who falls short miserably time and time again because there’s no way I can do all those things consistently and manage a family of six… and pursue other things I love like dance and ________ (fill in the blank.)
Please tell me I’m not the only one who on occasionally checks on from my online presence and “responsibilities” and wonders if all this “stuff” is worth it, especially when there’s not an immediate return on my efforts (or a pay check!)
Good, didn’t think I was the only one.
So what do you do after you check out and need to get back online?
You start by writing a blog post confessional like this one or talk to a trusted friend. This can help clear your soul and mind, and help you focus on what needs to be done. Keep it real and people will understand and most likely relate. If you need a little jump start, you can begin your confessional in the comment section if you like.
You take a deep breath, access what the most important thing you need to do right now is, and you do it! Since it’s Monday, my blogging day, and I had nothing scheduled… writing this post is hopefully the catalyst to get me back on track and start writing those guest blogs I owe people, among the other online responsibilities I have. (Now if only the computer I started those posts on will cooperate!)
Just Do It!
Instead of selling a product, those marketers who coined the Nike slogan back in the late ’80s appealed to the person wearing the running shoe by suggesting that passion, determination, and hard work can get the job done. As writers, we need to embrace that slogan and just do it! I learned a long time ago in door to door sales that once we take action our emotions and attitude usually catch up, eventually. Inaction breeds more inaction, so suck it up and just do it!
Now that my kick-in-the-pants-self-pep talk is over, I think I will!
How about you? Do ever want to check out from online responsibilities and what do you do to make yourself just do it?