We all make excuses every single day, to others as well as to ourselves. There was a time when I would make excuses for everything and blame anyone or anything in the process. Now, I have realized that deep down inside, it was only me finding a reason not to carry out a task, even if it was something I had a passion for. Writing!
Why do we make excuses? I have always loved writing, but why didn’t I start writing in my teens? I would always tell myself that I didn’t know what to write about. If I think about it, I could’ve written reviews on the books I was reading at the time. I would tell myself that everything else was more important in my life than writing, but I could’ve written a few more poems because I do have a flare for it. While I was pregnant, I could have written a book because I had all the time in the world, a working laptop and a very comfortable nine months but I chose to sit and watch television shows every evening from 5pm onwards.
After a while, I realized that I wasted a lot of time with the excuses. And, if I wanted to follow my passion, I had to stop making excuses and use my time efficiently, instead of justifying why I couldn’t do something. For example, my blog is around 5 years old and I understood why my website’s (Blogaberry) DA went down this year. Yes, there was the pandemic and the children were at home all day, but I am sure I could’ve made time to write for at least an hour every day, now couldn’t I?
So, in order to push myself to write, and increase my page views, I made a conscious effort to do the following:
I am honestly hoping that this also helps some of the other bloggers and writers, who are making excuses to put off writing for another day. While making excuses is pretty easy, taking up challenges and organizing myself gives me a different kind of rush because writing has always been my mojo. I am at peace while I write; a calmness that cannot be explained.
If writing is your mojo too, I hope the above pointers help you in taking your website to greater heights from today! All the best!