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5 Signs That You’re a Procrastiblogger

by Aleen @ Lampshade Reader

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. I’m a procrastiblogger. Somehow my regular procrastination habits have infiltrated into my blogging life as well. I’m so bad that it took 2 months to even start writing this post. So if you’re like me or if you haven’t realized it yet, I’m here to point it out to you.

Procrastiblogger

Definition:

Noun. [proh-kras-tuhblawg-ger]

1. A blogger who puts off posts until the last minute. OR: Crap, I didn’t write any posts for this week, blogger.

2. Flying by the seat of their pants blogger.

3. Oh darn, that review is due tomorrow, blogger.

 

1. Not a lot of scheduled posts

Do you hear crickets chirping in the background on your posts page? Or see tumbleweeds blow through?  Always say, “I’ll write that post tomorrow.”? You might even forget that you were supposed to write anything. So yeah, I fell your pain. Seriously, there are days where I have no scheduled posts. I really don’t know how anyone can sit and write posts for months in advance. (Props to those bloggers who do).

2. You forget what a book was about because you didn’t write the review soon enough

Put off reviewing a book for long and you forget what it’s about. We’ve all been there. To be honest, us book bloggers have to stick to certain books schedules and sometimes we have to read books back to back in order to reach those goals. Sometimes plots start to blend together and it’s hard to distinguish what happened in which book.

3. You put off commenting back

Being the courteous blogger that you are, you do comment back. That being said, the time frame in which you comment back may be lacking. You get it done, but it takes a few days. When this happens, I’m not ignoring anyone, I’m just procrastiblogging.

4. Those blog upgrades that you wanted to do

Whether it’s tinkering around with a new theme, or the fact that you’ve been thinking about a new theme. Or you just want to update you’re current theme, but just keep putting it off. I’m guilty of this in one way or another. Now this does not include updating plugins because those need to be done as soon as the notification comes up. (At least I’m good at this).

5. Social media, what social media?

Normal people have their posts automatically post on social media. Not me.

My FB page is actually floundering because of this but not many people are active on FB pages anyway. I’ve not actually found any benefits to having a FB page. Twitter is a little better. But I don’t interact as much as I should. I always say that this is the day to start, but nope. I’m hopeless with this.

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Do these resonate with you? Are there any procrastiblogging habits that you can add?

 

 

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Helena @ The Life of a Booknerd Addict
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lol I have to agree with every single one of these. Some days I’m on a roll and schedule tons of posts, but then there are days where all you hear is crickets lol. Great post, Aleen. This is my first time to your blog and love it, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy reading. xoxo

Angelica @ Paperback Princess
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Aleen, yes I finally have a diagnosis to my blogging problem I do hope your going to write another post on how to remedy this problem

lisa thomson
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Yes, this is me, too. The first five years of blogging I was weekly publisher. However, into my seventh year and I procratiblog. Guilty. Flying by the seat of my pants. Loved this post, Aleen. Thanks for pointing out my blog flaws LOL. popped over from Kimbacaffeinate.

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Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction
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Oh, I am a textbook classic procrastiblogger (love that name, by the way). If I have a post scheduled, it’s almost always for the next day, and even that doesn’t happen all that often. The only thing I DO do is auto-post to Twitter and FB, but that’s only because I set it up ages ago and then never had to touch it again. 🙂

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lisa thomson
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Hi Nicole, how do you automate your facebook page for posts? I have a book page but no clue how to automate and never touch it again. I tried looking at the settings, do not see. 😛 What’s your secret, lady?

Carole @ Carole's Random Life in Books
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This is me. I am guilty of all of these things. I rarely have any posts scheduled on my blog and am always rushing around the night before to get things done. Last year I had to read a couple of books a second time because I waited too long to review them. It isn’t uncommon for me to be writing reviews for books that I read or listened to months earlier. I suck at social media and sometimes get so far behind with commenting that I just feel overwhelmed. Maybe we should start a support group?

Nadene @Totally Addicted to Reading
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I can relate on all levels☺. Not surprising seeing I am a procrastinator by nature.

Lily
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lol I don’t do blogging ahead at all, I write them as soon as I have time, sometimes I push it off and than I forget what the book is about lol. I don’t have time to comment back on my blog, but I do my best to comment on others any day I can.

Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight
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A new word, I love it! I have to admit, I’m basically the opposite of a procrastiblogger. Do you have a word for that? 😛 Except I do fall behind on comments sometimes!

Mary Kirkland
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I used to have a FB page dedicated to my blog but it brought it NO traffic and all kinds of spammy messages to me. I didn’t like it. I have currently 55 posts scheduled so I don’t think I’m a procrastiblogger. lol

Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
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Yes, yes, yes!!! This is so me, Aleen! Like, ALL of it. LOL Not a lot of scheduled post – uh, what is a scheduled post? LOL Seriously, that happens so rarely that it’s like Haley’s Comet. Social media – I’m an epic fail. I do have it set up that a new blog post automatically posts on Twitter but that’s pretty much the extent of it. I don’t have a blog Facebook page, I’m rarely on IG, and I’m totally hit or miss with Twitter. My big one is not writing reviews immediately. I used to do that religiously.… Read more »

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer
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LOL, sometimes we all can be these things…even me the anal one. I know from the PR work I do that some folks are reading the ARC the night before their scheduled review stop. That would make me so nervous I couldn’t enjoy the book. Great post, Aleen!

Bookworm Brandee
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I am absolutely a procrastiblogger! And I’m happy to know I’m not the only one. 😉 All your signs resonated with me. I love what you had to say about your facebook page…I diligently tried sharing others’ blog posts on my page as a way to support my blogging friends but when the posts are only seen by 3…why bother? Anyway, this is a fun post and I love the new term for myself! 😀

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