A couple of months ago my blog went boom and I lost everything. Over the past two months I’ve installed various blogging platforms and tried different themes on each. Fussing.
I have a list of over 100 blog post ideas, adding to it daily, but I’ve not written anything. Fussing.
I’ve spent hours looking at fonts. Hours looking at themes. Hours creating my own themes. Hours playing in Photoshop working in images. Fussing.
Several times I’ve read a blog post on a favourite blog and it has inspired me to write a follow up or a response. Then I tell myself. I will tomorrow. I need to get the layout right. The theme just isn’t the way I want it. Fussing.
Nothing bad will happen if I just have an install of WordPress with a theme that someone else wrote. Yes I’ve been designing sites off and on for 12 years and so there’s some pride mixed up in using a free theme but does it really matter in the long run? Fussing.
Seems it’s just a new form of procrastination. Writing for me has always been a love/hate relationship. Fussing with the details allows me to let myself off the hook to write. It’s a new form of pencil sharpening.
So… here… for the moment at least (I can’t stop fussing entirely) is a blog. With an actual post. Hopefully many more to come. I’ll still fuss with the look. I have a feeling I’ll be fussing with that for weeks if not months to come. I will try however to do the fussing after the writing rather than instead of it.