Boredom Buster List

I am bored with you

“I’m so bored today.”
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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.”

Simple remedy.

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.

Boredom, busted.

#2: Visit and Hangout at the Playground

Photo credit: juanpol via flickr

“Wow, I’m not bored anymore!”
photo source: juanpol via flickr

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.

Boredom, busted.

#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.

Boredom, busted!

#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.

Boredom, busted!

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. 🙂

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41 thoughts on “Boredom Buster List

  1. Sonel says:

    That is so true indeed Sunshine. No one who have a WordPress blog can be bored..hehehe. There’s too much lovely things to see and to read even if you don’t feel like or don’t have anything to post on your own blog. Well written as usual and thanks for a lovely post hon. Have a lovely day! 😀 *big hugs*

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  2. Kozo Hattori says:

    I’m too busy to be bored. Right this very moment I have 25 tabs open to blog posts that I need to read, one video blog that needs editing, a post that is half finished for tomorrow, and about 20 “drafts” that are sinking into oblivion. Not to mention the second blog I am working on for release at the end of the month. You hit the nail right on the head, Sunshine. Blogging=no boredom. It is a full-time job, but one that we love. {{{hugs}}} to you for making me realize another perk of blogging. Love, Kozo

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    • Sunshine says:

      wowza! i think you are the ones with full-time work and three part-time jobs on the side, Kozo. hope you take some time to breathe…you know, it’s law i believe, to have fifteen minute breaks every four hours of work. ha ha. ☺
      ☼sunHUGS!

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  3. munchow says:

    I totally agree with you in that boredom is a choice. And of course you are also right that blogging means goodbye to boredom, as a matter of fact it more feels like saying goodbye to time – or sometimes even life. But boredom? No.

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    • Sunshine says:

      i really cringe when i hear the words, “i’m so bored today!” it takes all my might not to produce a slap of some kind. ha ha. oh, and summer…here comes the hotness…thanks, Phil!

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  4. Maddie Cochere says:

    Wonderful post, Sunshine! There is no time to be bored when you are a blogger, and your suggestions for the bored person are perfect. I know I shouldn’t keep adding people to my follow list (because it adds to the full-time job), but there are so many fantastic bloggers and posts here at WordPress … and I hate to miss out. Also, thank you so much for the shout-out! 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      this blogging job is quite challenging and rewarding…i think the way you take time to be off-line in order to catch up with personal tasks is a good way to stay balanced and healthy in this job.
      i also agree, i keep adding more bloggers but then i feel down because it is hard to stay constantly in touch. ugh.
      thanks, Maddie. ♥

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  5. lingeringvisions says:

    Yup, I am never bored. I am either finding the words to go with my latest picture or finding the picture to go with my latest words. And of course finding time to add a little Sunshine 🙂

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