Losing time when seeking a perfect blog post

If you look at my blog you'll see it's been more than three weeks since I posted anything. It's not that I don't have anything to say (I have material for more than one blog post a day), I just have so much on my plate that I forgot why I started this blog in the first place... and this blog post serves as a reminder why I (or anyone in my place) need to get back to posting on a regular basis.
It all comes down to habits

I've stopped cultivating some of my habits and one of these was to post frequently. And if you're using services like posterous it's just one email more a day. I've learned how to process email to zero, but I've neglected emailing my blog. It's time to revisit this habit and also check out if there are other habits I neglected in the process.

There is no perfect blog post

I read Seth Godin's blog every day and he keeps on reminding me to ship - write and ship - and some of his blog posts are not perfect, but most are really good and make me think. I have stuff like this to share in my head all the time... but I always seek to convert them into a more complete (aka perfect) blog posts that eventually... never get posted.

I started blogging to learn to write and share... and learn from you!

Blogging is about writing and sharing - and I want to keep on learning how to scribble short and to the point blog posts so that I can get you (my reader) involved in the discussion - as I really want to hear your opinion and learn from you. We can learn from each other... and if I don't post, I just lose this opportunity.

How about your blog or site? Time to re-activate it today!

If you are in a situation like me, time to take action. Stop seeking a perfect blog post and start writing. Most of the time your initial thoughts are really good - so cease the moment and write them up... and post them!

Have you ever been in a situation like this? Any additional tips how to overcome this procrastination problem and to get back on the old habit?

Do let me know :-) Let's hope to shake this up a little bit and start posting more!

I'm Michael Sliwinski and I'm an entrepreneur who's also the...
.. Founder of Nozbe.com - a time and project management web application
.. Editor of Productive! Magazine - a global PDF publication on productivity
.. and a blogger as well as a producer of a weekly 2-minute Productive! show.

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2011 (blogging)

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Jun 23, 2011 18:29
My blog is always on schedule - every Monday and Thursday morning.
Michael Sliwinski
Jun 23, 2011 22:15
Testeq, you're an experienced blogger and I know you are on schedule as I read your blog every Mon & Thu, now it's time for me to establish some ground rules here to make sure I do post regularly. :-) Thanks for the encouragement!
Al Pittampalli
Jun 23, 2011 22:25
Congratulations, Michael. Consistently blogging is hard, but it's worth it. I like Steven Pressfield's advice, and that is called going PRO. It's easy to be a professional when you have a job that you rely on to pay the rent, most people wouldn't skip that kind of work (for fear of losing their place of living). But we need to apply that same ethic for the things that truly matter, in this case blogging. I'll join you Michael, I need to be more consistent with my blog as well.
Michael Sliwinski
Jun 24, 2011 19:57
Consistency is important in all our aspects of life. Also in our hobbies or less commercial stuff. In my case this blog is also a way people see me, so if they see me not posting... they might think I'm not serious about stuff I do, so thanks for the encouragement Al! I'll keep it up and post a lot more often :-)
Marcin Kwiecinski
Jul 3, 2011 17:32
Hi Michael, thank you for inspiration. Lastly I strugle with exactly that issue - I want to share some thoughts, however is current situation I do find time for writting perfect blog post. As always KISS rule is a solution :) Sharing something is better than nothing.
Marcin Kwiecinski
Jul 3, 2011 17:34
Sorry, fot double post with misspeling. Of course I meant I do NOT find time for perfect blog-posting in current situation :)
Michael Sliwinski
Jul 4, 2011 10:41
It's all about sharing. Recently I heard Seth Godin say that if no one would be reading his blog posts, he'd still be blogging. You should think about blogging as a vital part of your online presence, not just an "additional" thing. As you can see from my next blog posts, even though I'm busy traveling in Japan, I do find the time to post. Good luck Marcin! (and hope you'll be also doing training using Nozbe to help your clients get things done :-)