Blogging Addiction

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37th day of the epic 100 posts in 100 days challenge

Random daily thoughts of a web developer

Writing posts for this 100 blogs in 100 days challenge has become an addiction.

I don't want to stop even though it seems it isn't doing my search engine rankings any good (which was the primary goal).

And it's taking up far too much time.

So why do I keep going?

Because I don't want to be beaten by the challenge!

That's silly because who cares? And, the challenge is just an abstract concept.

I would be better off giving the time to writing longer more useful and in depth articles on a less frequent basis.

But I carry on regardless!

I suppose I can still see some pay-offs though:

  1. It might still help my rankings at some point
  2. I can say that I've done it, and might be able to create a short talk on it
  3. I'm learning quite a lot
  4. I'm generating a lot of ideas that could be the basis for longer more useful articles

My big fear though is that it is just a form of procrastination, stopping me doing more important stuff.

Doing the work

What did I do today?

7 hours 20 minutes Client sites: new functionality
2 hours This website: blogging, tweaking.
1 hour 8 minutes Watching Google Webmaster Hangout
21 minutes Hootsuite, email, social media

Total: 10 hours 56 minutes

Exercise: 1 hour yoga.

Tomorrow: My own project, possibly write a blog or two.

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Mike Nuttall

Author: Mike Nuttall

Mike has been web designing, programming and building web applications in Leeds for many years. He founded Onsitenow in 2009 and has been helping clients turn business ideas into on-line reality ever since. Mike can be followed on Twitter and has a profile on Google+.

  1. Amy

    Jun 07, 2014 at 01:53 PM

    Another blogging addict here too! I know what you mean about possibly stopping you doing more important tasks. *BUT* at the the end of the 100 days I believe we will have a great idea of what works and what doesn't; what people want to read and engage with best. It is also helping with diversification of ideas and opening my eyes to different avenues I that I may not have thought of. Again, all of this can be refined when the challenge is over and leave us hopefully in a stronger position!
    Keep at it! :-)

  2. Mike Nuttall

    Mike Nuttall
    Jun 07, 2014 at 02:10 PM

    Hi Amy, I agree, all good points.

    But why didn't we make it 30 days or 50 days? Why 100, that's more than 3 months!!

    And, one big reason why it's not a real addiction: we can stop after 100 days!

    ( Or can we!!!)