I have a confession to make.
I've focused most of my day on my website.
Is it something I should focus on? Well, yes, having a website that WORKS is important.
Is it as important as writing?
Let's be honest, useful procrastination is kind of the worst kind of procrastination, mostly because you don't feel guilty about it.
It's not what I wanted out of today. I wanted to write 3000 words.
It's now 19:08. I probably won't get 3000 words. I do have a website that half works though, and I have a place to post this blog post.
So, how do you stop this?
You stop it by doing something SO simple that I keep forgetting it.
Set a timer.
When you want to work on useful procrastination, you can, but there will be a time limit, after which you will return to the work you set out to do on the day.
I probably wouldn't have finished setting up my website completely in one round of 20 minutes. I might have needed 3, including one for a talk with a helpdesk person. But three rounds would have probably given me a website that would have functioned somewhat. One where I could put up this blog post and those of the whole month.
When I look at my blog, I can see several things I need to change. I need to remove the facebook and twitter logo's because I don't use either.
But, those are now on my to do list for AFTER my writing is done tomorrow.
And now, if you will excuse me, I have a round of writing to do.