Writer’s Workshop: Procrastination, Procrastination…

I’m having the worst time getting anything written for today. I really have no ideas of what to write. I’ve looked at the prompts over and over and have not gotten any good ideas. I was going to write about fun, but wasn’t getting any ideas.

Maybe, since I’ve become disabled, I’ve forgotten how to have fun. This perpetual state of lockdown the world seems to be in has only served to exacerbate the problem. We used to get out a couple of times a week, and even though I would do the same thing I do now (i.e. mess with the computer), I was out of the house, and somehow that made things better. Change of scenery is important, I think. Now, when I need a change of scenery, I go to the living room, where I have my laptop.

I’d hate to think that this is what retirement is really all about: sitting at home until it was time to go to the doctor…

Yesterday, when trying to get ideas for what I was going to write about, I did something that I’ve been procrastinating about: rewrite the About page for the blog. I’ve been using something I wrote way back when I started the blog, simply copying it to a page so it’d be permanent. Problem was, it was a spam magnet, and I was getting a lot of spam. Eugenia, one of my regular readers, told me that she was able to stop that by deleting the image that all the spam was attaching itself to. So, I deleted the page yesterday (and it worked! No more spam!) and wrote a new one, called "What Is The Sound of One Hand Typing?". Go take a look at it and tell me what you think. Please?

29 thoughts on “Writer’s Workshop: Procrastination, Procrastination…

  1. I totally get what you mean about feeling stumped and sort of uninspired by the current state of things. I think in addition to the restrictions on going places it’s also the negative impact it’s having on people and businesses that gets me down. It is nice to have other things to focus on so I’m glad you kept busy with your About Me page! I don’t even know if I can find mine anymore. 😉 Fun fact: You married Mary when I was one month old…and I wasn’t even invited the wedding??


    1. Actually we did, but your mom said you couldn’t be there… my brother Patrick was 2. Mom let him come to the wedding, but not the reception. He probably wouldn’t have had a good time…

      I really wonder if the toll in human life and in economic well-being in the name of “saving lives” will have been worth it when all is said and done. I’m afraid that the death toll due to domestic violence, civil unrest, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse will be almost as high as that from the disease…


  2. I love the new About page! I was thinking of doing my own, but for the time being, I feel like my sidebar paragraphs are pretty informative about both me and the blog.

    But every now and then an updated “about” section is good, especially if things have changed since it was published, or if it just doesn’t feel quite right anymore.



  3. I like the new page and look at you not procrastinate! We are all feeling that we are procrastinating but, I bet, you have done more than you realize


  4. Love your new About page, John – I do like to get a summarised feel of a blog and its author from the About page, but the information can easily become out of date as blogs change direction or intention over time… And I just might have to have a look at mine again now! 🙂


  5. You pretty much described my life. We’re wishing restaurants would open back up in the norm, but maybe that norm is no longer with us forever.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. I think it’s going to take enough people getting pissed off at the people causing these lockdowns and just saying “screw you, I have a life to live.”


  6. On mine, I date it (so people know it is relatively current) and try to revisit every ~6 months. I try to keep mine short (but have about a dozen static pages), just on the basis that someone will come across a post and will think “who’s this guy?” so they can quickly get in and out. I think my main “about” page is the second most visited on my blog, behind the homepage.


  7. Oh, I love your new About page.

    Yeah. I need to rewrite mine and clean up my blog. Procrastination is what I seem to live on. Right now I should be working on my NaNo (I do fiction not so much non or reality LOL).


    1. So much about the old one had changed, it was time. I’ll see how long this lasts. From now on, I intend to change it at least yearly, which means it’ll be another eight years…

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