If you give yourself a month to complete a task, you’ll end up taking the whole month to do it. That’s Parkinson’s Law.
We see Parkinson’s Law everywhere around us. Especially when it comes to something personal, extracurricular, and delayable, like publishing your own blog.
Here’s what you can do to begin that first post you keep thinking of doing:
- Write the idea of your post down (keep it to 1 sentence)
- Set a hard deadline within the next 48 hours (make sure it’s within a short time frame so you don’t forget about it)
- Write the post and share it before your deadline
Here’s the deal. If writing is important to you, you’ll make it happen. If not, then maybe it wasn’t that important to you in the first place.
Once you’ve written your first piece of content, here’s what you can do to keep your blog alive and healthy:
- Decide on a schedule. How often do you want to commit to your blog? It could be daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly
- Carve out actual time on your schedule for your writing. This is so that you know you’ll have time for it during your day
- Meet your self-imposed deadlines, no matter what day/feeling/mood you’re in (your consistency counts)
Make Parkinson’s Law work in your favour. Set the deadline, and get writing.