How many drafts do you have in your WordPress folder?
More than that?
Do you know how many drafts I have in my WordPress draft folders?
My Waking folder has one draft with pictures I took on my ipad during the past week because I found it’s easier to import pictures if I add them into a fake post using gallery. At some point today I will delete it and then I will have zero drafts in that folder.
I am working on a post for someone else’s blog- I do have two working drafts of the same piece because I’m trying to figure out what opening works best and I’m still mulling this over, but I consider this to be the reason why there is a draft folder- because one is thinking of different ways to explore the exact same topic. I may do five more drafts, but it is the exact same story…I’m just presenting the idea differently. And these drafts have an expiration date…I know that in a week or so one of them is going to make it to the finish line as a post…
Those of you with draft folders- how many different ideas do you have in there? I could use the same numbering system, but you get the drift…But how many different ideas are you turning over in your head?
Do you ever intend to write the posts that accompany the drafts in your folder?
I know. I’m going back on a decluttering binge. I’m telling you to empty out the drawers of your WordPress site…
Clutter is clutter, whether it resides on your shelves or resides in your head.
Is having a bunch of drafts in your folder making you a better blogger? A better writer?
Or does seeing the number of drafts bring you down?
Is it just messing with your writing energy?
If you want to get all pop psychology…what is stopping you from writing those posts? Why are you hesitant to tell those stories?
A draft folder shouldn’t be a diary or a journal. If you have things that you need to get out on paper, by all means do it. Writing can be cathartic- it can be a great way of getting all your emotions out on a page in a healthy manner. And if that’s the reason that you have all those drafts, just move them someplace else…
I know. I’ve become the draft folder dictator. I’m telling you how you should keep your draft folder. Am I right to tell you how to live your life?
Of course not.
I’m just looking for more people to be like me, with few drafts in the folder. I often feel like I’m the only person with no drafts hanging out. I’d like more members of my club.
So for today’s assignment I want you to look at your draft folder- consider it spring cleaning now that March has arrived. Write the post if you love the idea. Delete it if you hate it. Move it if it’s important to you but know that it will never see the light of day.
Ask yourself why it’s sitting there…
And here is the next podcast- How excited are you?!