When you lose discipline…

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You know the feeling when you embark on so many great projects or become immersed in the daily grind and forget to blog? You…the person who understands the critical nature of feeding fresh content into your various streams? Yes folks, I’m talking about me. I lost discipline with my own blog…but don’t worry, I’m finding it again.

I think it happens for a variety of reasons; you’re too busy, uninspired, preoccupied with doing your actual job, or perhaps worried that you don’t have the expertise to write on a certain topic.

You can circle all of the above for me, and I think that’s ok. I’m accepted that part of this blog is to practice writing, if nothing more.

Marie Forleo filmed a great video for her Q&A Tuesday series earlier this year about deciphering between important and urgent priorities. Important is categorized as things you need to stay true and committed to (exercise, mailing that birthday card on time, preparing for a meeting), and it should not get bumped for urgent things, which usually relate to other people’s needs (last minute to-do’s from a client, responding too emails or calls, etc…).

Blogging is important. I’m picking it up, and dusting it off.

And for those who also need some blogging inspiration of your own, I always think its fun to browse online for ideas like this, and that. Editorial calendars are always a great way to stay focused and stress-free…even jotting down ideas onto a sheet of paper to draw from later on will help.

 

About Elise Perkins

Elise Perkins founded ep communications in 2014 after seven years of working for trade associations and think tanks. Today she focuses on building brands for businesses and people, using a savvy mix of content and influencer strategies. She sits on the board of Washington Women in Public Relations.

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