But I Forget That…
Writing is a part of the writing job. Checking notifications isn’t. (Or is it?)
It could be. ‘Cause it feels that way. When I check notifications and emails, it feels as if I’m doing some important work.
Every time turn this device on and log in to Medium, my eyes get fixed onto the bell icon.
You need to reposition that bell icon for real. It's reducing the quality of your respected contributors.
(I always wanted to experiment this gray background writing. It looks so professional!)
Anyways, jokes apart, it’s a distraction.
I’m always trying to track down my notifications in some or the other way.
In my head, checking emails and keeping a track of claps or likes is a “part of the job.” (Yeah, right! 😒)
If this truly was a part of the job, I should’ve been successful a long time ago. Because I’m putting my sweat and blood into this part of the job. (Mmm…sarcasm, I like that!)
Okay fine, I’m done insulting myself. Don’t worry, I’m not starting on you.
These days, the thing that is hurting me the most is that I’m not writing. I am, but I’m not.
It’s confusing, right? I did that on purpose. To confuse your brains.
Don’t give income too much importance in creative work, but give it its due.
He said income, for me, it’s marketing. I’m putting too much of myself into marketing.
I wish creative work was more about checking stats on Medium and your blog, it would’ve worked out better for me.
I’m still unable to maintain or create a balance between the two tasks.
Checking notifications and responding to emails and comments has to be done. But it’s supposed to be done when it’s supposed to be done. (Wow! I liked that sentence!)
Writing is supposed to be done when it’s supposed it to be done!
You get that! Mr. Aspiring Author! You get it!?
I’m even fed up of other activities that draw my attention away from writing.
Like turning the browser into action and clicking on a YouTube video. Or searching about the upcoming Avengers film.
Or how “Venom” can meet “Spiderman” in the next movie.
Long story short, doing everything but writing. Now I understand why focus is such a big issue in the 21st century.
And why Benjamin P. Hardy defines focus as the new I.Q. And this I.Q. is so hard to acquire. 😢
But I’ll do it. (Yeah! Positive messaging, I like it!)
I’m a writer, not a notification checker. I need to understand this. (Am I getting too serious?)
I love writing so much. I love sharing so much. Every time I do it I feel good. I feel better than before.
If I still can’t glue myself to the chair and produce some quality content, I’m getting nowhere.
Oh hey! There’s a notification! See you later guys! Bye Bye!
(Writer gone offline…)
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