I call myself “The Blogging Dad”. Unfortunately, I don’t even know if I’m qualified to call myself a blogger yet, but I’m getting there. I’m definitely a dad, so at least I live up to my name a little. The blogging part is coming around slowly. I definitely have an interest and I definitely have knowledge, since I have guided a few others on their blogging journeys, but actually doing it seems to be where I’m failing. After reading this post, you will see a trend and realize I’m a HUGE procrastinator. “Never more productive than the last minute” was my high school yearbook quote. The problem is there is no real deadline with a personal blog, so I never get to the last minute. So here are the reasons I suck at blogging.
- I started this blog to keep a journal of my wife’s pregnancy with twins, but only posted once about it.
- When I want to write about a topic, I put the title in a draft post and then never touch it again.
- I have more drafts than posts.
- I have started 6 blogs in 2 years and have no more than 12 posts, total.
- I help other people with blog tips and making money online, but not myself.
- I bought the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook over 6 months ago and haven’t got past the first day.
- I have been a web designer for over 10 years, but all my blogs except one use the default theme.
- I started following my first “making money online” blogs by Zac Johnson and John Chow over 2 years ago and have barely made any money because I just read and don’t do.
- I got Darren Rowse‘s book, ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income and Joel Comm‘s book, The AdSense Code: What Google Never Told You About Making Money with AdSense for Christmas in 2008, but never implemented any tips from the books. I’m shocked that I even read them.
- I have had a Google AdSense account for more than three years and I have only made a little over $20.
- I bought 18 domains for possible blogs over a year ago and have done nothing with them.
- I actually have Twitter followers and subscribers to this blog, but I barely post on it to keep them interested.
- I started this post’s draft back in October of 2009 and am now attempting to complete it in March 2010.
I’m sure I could keep going with this list, but I love the number “13” and want to end it there. Really, I just want to be able to actually hit the “Publish” button instead of “Save Draft” for once. Do YOU have any reasons of your own as to why YOU suck at blogging? There has to be others out there who slack like me… right?