If someone you know says, “I’m so bored today,” I may have a simple remedy.
Simply flash your beautiful smile, gently take their hands and sit them in front of your blog site. As you dazzle them with your WordPress home, take hold of their chin, move their head slowly to make eye contact and firmly say:
“Boredom is a choice and life is too short to waste on frivolous nothings!”
“When you are born again into the blog-o-sphere world, (preferably WordPress) your boredom will instantly disappear.”
Most avid bloggers know, once a blog is up and running, there is basically, as the old cliché goes, “Never a dull moment.”
Maddie Cochere, from Breezy Books, aptly wrote recently in a comment thread, “…Sometimes putting up a blog post and reading blogs is like a full-time job.”
You and I both know how true Maddie’s words are. Choosing a blogger’s life, for most bloggers, is like having a full-time, “labor-of-love,” type of job.
There is always something to do. Work starts from post preparation involving research and editing, to keeping on top of blog sites you follow, to your own blog site comment responses, and least we forget, overall general blog housekeeping to keep your home blog site refreshed and updated.
For example, where I live, summer means taking breaks from normal routine. I decided, since it’s summer, to set aside a few days for some blog site upkeep. Like housekeeping chores, if I don’t prioritize to make time to clean and reorganize, it does not get done. Ever.
Same goes with my blog. I am not finished reorganizing my blogroll page yet and what got completed took a more than a few days to complete.
So, as a blogger, who has time to be bored?
If someone ever utters, “I’m so bored today,” the only suggestion I can make as a blogger is:
“Get yourself a free blog site. It can cure, pronto, the dreaded boredom disease. Once you get started, however, you may even wish you could add more time to your day.”
Here is a Boredom Buster list I plan to hand over to any friend stricken with the dreaded, “I’m so bored today” disease. Check it:
Boredom Buster List:
#1: Visit the Fitting Room
Bored person: With 216 WordPress Themes to try for a perfect blog site fit, you can spend hours (and hours) lost in the theme fitting room.
It can become addicting as well.
#2: Visit and Hangout at the Playground
Bored person: You may not want to create a single post and instead, follow blogs in your WordPress Reader. You will find an infinite source of entertainment by reading all the variety of blog post constantly streaming 24/7.
#3. Take Educational Visits
Bored person: Every theme comes loaded with many blog options to spruce up a blog site. Take for instance, my wanting to know how to create a drop down list feature to give my readers an easier navigation process within my blog home.
You may be a very smart bored person and figure this feature out snappy, but, unfortunately, I sat in the dark awhile trying to figure it all out. Finally I visited Custom Menus–WordPress Support and the video instruction easily got me back into the light of things.
Just know, bored person, it takes time to build your blog home just as you envision it. Use your time getting WordPress educated.
#4. Stay in Shape: Visit the Gym
Bored person: I like to think of blog challenges as gym work. Nothing gets you in shape quicker than frequent and consistent visits to an exercise gym. Weekly blog Challenges and Daily Prompts can help you stay on target with blog goals, challenging exercises, inspiration and definitely keep your boredom disease at bay.
Did I miss anything on the Boredom Buster list?
Please, share…and if you hear the, “I’m so bored today,” words slipping from a friend’s mouth, you know the secret:
Be a good friend, get them a free WordPress blog site and hand them the Boredom Buster list. 🙂