Confessions of an Addict [18]: Distracted Blogger is Distracted

You sit in front of your desk

determined to write
thoughts on the books
you just read in delight
You crack your knuckles 
– shake the tingles off your hands
– straighten up your spine
– look for music that inspires.
You go on You Tube
find the band that you like
half an hour later, 
you sit there mesmerized.
Many more minutes ticked by
and soon you’re blinking in time
with the twitching cursor
and a page all in white. 
You’re no close to writing
the things you wanted to say
because of the blasted videos
and the music that’s blaring. 
You close your screen
decide to read the blogs you’re following
comment on posts
but still none is helping.
You decide to postpone
whatever it is you’re supposed to write
hurt yourself laughing
on cats and Vine viewing
Ahh the life of a distracted blogger
the curse of a book hoarder
your fleeting attention span
screwed the schedule that you’ve planned.
I sat in my brand new office trying to write reviews for books that I’ve read recently. Right now, I think I have at least four. I just get easily distracted – may it be whatever music video is on You Tube or my kids who needs something or other, I just can’t keep to a schedule that I make for myself. One link leads to another until I can’t remember what I was doing to begin with. 
But hey, I find that my new blogging station at home promotes creativity. It’s just…I ended up writing something that has nothing to do with the blog. I think it’s because it’s brighter in here than in my little nook in the bedroom. I also have a bigger desk now which tremendously help with the much-needed space for clutter. And trust. I can amass clutter like it’s nobody’s business. You’d think a basement office would be gloomy and dank but I’m proud to say mine’s none of those. Though I need a sweater when I’m down here. It’s frigid. 
What about you? What type of music do you use when you’re blogging? Or do you find music to be a distraction when you write? If so, where else do you find inspiration?
  • I'm so with you. I do everything BUT write reviews and then they just stack up.

  • Ha! I can't listen to music because I can't concentrate. But I can't think about writing reviews I just have to do it. I write whatever comes to mind and when I think I finished I save it and then go back to it a week or so later and re-read it and re-write it… So exhausting sometimes. I can't even open Vine if I want to read or work on the blog. So addicting!!!!!

  • This is such a great poem Joy, I agree I get easily distracted by writing a review especially when it's for a book which didn't really leave a impression with me at all (those three star books are really killing me lately) I usualyl find myself jumping into another book and then forgetting all about the review! Ha!

  • Ah yes, do I know this well. I used to listen to music while doing homework and stuff, but now it's harder for me to concentrate with it playing. I get distracted so easy now, it's ridiculous.

    Get to work!

  • This is great! I'm actually commenting on blogs right now to avoid writing a review that I don't know how to write. 😛 I get distracted pretty easily actually, especially as I ALWAYS have Goodreads and Twitter open somewhere, so it doesn't take long before 5 minutes turns into a couple of hours. Music can help make writing easier sometimes, but I do spend a horrific amount of time trying to work out what to listen to. Haha. 😀

  • This was a fun post. I just wrote the review I'd been putting off for a week. It's easy to get distracted, especially when sitting at a computer where a whole world of interesting things to look at are literally a key stroke away. I don't usually listen to music when writing. I'm either in my completely silent work office or in my living room with the TV on.

  • OH MY GOSH I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THIS. hahahaha. Me too, I get easily distracted, like right now, one minute I was writing reviews, the next, I'm commenting on blogs. I'm sure later I'll do another thing also. :))

  • Aw, love this post. <3 Thank you for sharing. I don't really need any inspiration while writing reviews.. though I do love listening to music while doing so 🙂 Mostly just the radio music ;p