Between last week and this week, I realized something about myself: my follow through game is lame. This isn’t a post to shame myself or be self-deprecating. It’s the truth. I am a very organized person but I seem to get very little of my blogging projects done. Once I realized that I spent some time trying to figure out why that is.
I love to make lists. My list game is strong. Lists keep me sane. They keep me focused and it feels so good to strike something from my list. Lists are not my problem. My problem is that I tend to not organize before I start projects. I just jump in and try to sort it out after the fact. Then when it doesn’t work out I throw up my hands and give up. On top of that, I try to work on several big projects at once and spin my wheels getting nowhere fast. I also tend to have unrealistic smaller/weekly goals to get those big projects knocked out.
Once I realized what my pitfalls tend to be, I started working on methods to work around them. My Task It Tuesday posts are always going to show my long term goals that are going to include some years long projects. At the beginning of a project I’m going to draft out what I want to accomplish and why I’m doing. I’m also going to draft out a “how to” so that I can remain consistent through those really long projects.
My first few projects include finishing off my ebook purchases spreadsheet and basically deleting my shelves on GoodReads so that I can get all of the right editions and finally determine how I want to arrange those shelves. Once I’m done with that I’ll move on to reviews and older posts here at Once Upon a Chapter. I’m hoping with my new methods, I can change my follow through game from my shame to my pride!