Blaugust 2015 Day 01
It’s August which means Blaugust is back. The second annual insanity thought up by Belghast as a way to motivate bloggers like me to actually post stuff. Having to write everyday last year finally got me past some of my hang ups and bad habits about leaving drafts unpublished. Usually after writing something I’ve save it and want to come back later to proof it before publishing. A month later when I’d finally look at it again, I’d delete it because it wasn’t relevant anymore or I’d moved on to other things. While I didn’t stick to any kind of schedule, daily or otherwise, for the blog after last year’s event, I haven’t dumped any articles into daft limbo in the last twelve months like I used to.
Besides starting Blaugust, I’m just past the halfway point of GenCon. I’ve had three days of getting up at 7 am and going to bed at 2 am, and I’ve walked a ton. I don’t use a fitness tracker but I’m sure I’ve been getting in 5-6 miles a day between walking to the convention and roaming the halls. I’m exhausted and I’m sure that going to work Monday morning will be tougher than usual but I’ve had an incredible amount of fun in the last three days. The timing for GenCon worked out well as I’ll have a lot to write about from the last few days of getting to meet people and play games. And I still have one more day to go!
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LOL I wish I had the habit of using the drafts feature. I have the opposite issue of just smashing my face on the keyboard and hitting publish on whatever the end product is, instead of stepping away and coming back to it with fresh eyes. Blaugust so far is serving only to strengthen that bad habit of mine 😛
I look forward to seeing your GenCon posts! 🙂
At least that way you end up with content though. I’ve found that once I’ve written something the itch behind the post is scratched whether or not I publish it, so if I don’t just do it then I usual don’t.
Of course you can always edit it afterwards. 🙂
I love writing drafts, but I hate proofing them or second-guessing how great an idea/how awesome the wording was. Sometimes, I just want to live in a world where that post was perfected and it was never published so no one can tell me otherwise!
I hate proofing to but I’m paranoid about spelling and grammar mistakes.
Proofing can be tough with me as well. I used to have my brother sit with me and go over my post, but now he’s gotten a lot of work on his side and can’t do that any more. Now, after I write something, I try to proof it the next day and force myself not to hurry through it. Definitely a process.
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