How to protect your blog from subversive influences

by Raymond Parker on July 8, 2010

in Blog, Writing

If you’ve been reading newspapers recently (I know, who bothers?), you get the idea that people hate the Black Bloc.

Know what I hate? Writer’s Bloc. The Writer’s Bloc should be confined to a cage somewhere they don’t threaten peaceful, creative people who are just trying to get their work done.

That’s the thing with the WB. They don’t like work.

Writers who write about writing say you can escape the WB by simply sitting down and starting work — a sort of counter- strike. They obviously don’t comprehend the seductive pull of the dark distractors.

While I could have been writing, I’ve been reading up on blogging. Blogging gurus — the blog bloggers — offer handy lists: things you should and should not do on your blog.

It appears that I have committed most of the Seven Deadly Sins of Blogging. See, that’s what happens when you fall in with the WB.

The next thing you know, you feel compelled to do the exact opposite of what authorities suggest, your mind wanders, topic drift sets in, anarchy spreads like tear gas in Toronto … and you suck at SEO.

Other time-management experts say don’t sweat it. All things intrinsically valuable eventually emerge.

Call me an appeaser, but that approach suits my temperament. I figure procrastination is a small price to pay for freedom.

See you in the funny papers.

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