keep-calm-and-i-ll-finish-this-this-laterI have a confession.

On Saturday morning I’ll be giving a presentation at WordCamp Austin. WordCamps, for those who don’t know, are community-driven WordPress conferences that are held all around the world to talk about and learn new things about WordPress.

In this case, I’m on the organizing team, and just happen to be the Speaker Wrangler. And despite what I’ve told all my fellow speakers, and despite knowing better, I still haven’t finished my slides for my presentation.

Now to be fair, I know exactly what I’m going to talk about, and it’s very similar to other talks I’ve given. My presentation is the kickoff for our Beginners’ Track, and is simply, “Getting Started with WordPress.”

However, I hate making slides, and I just can’t seem to get motivated to finish them. I do much better with live demos than canned talks.

So, even though writing blog posts has been hard, I’d rather do a new post than finish my presentation. I’ve even done the dishes, and I’m thinking it’s about time to do the cat boxes.

That’s procrastination at its finest.

4 responses to “Procrastination”

  1. Marty Ward Avatar

    I totally get it! After cat boxes , its the refrigerator! Been there and done a lot of variations on that theme…I feel like I got my PHD in it! Eventually….I did figure it out! In fact I have designed a system that actually works! So if you ever get really stuck again…contact me, I”ll share some secrets. Have a blast at the World Camp! knock there socks off with your presentation!

  2. Sandra Harriette Avatar

    How did your presentation eventually turn out?

    1. Jackie Dana Avatar

      It went very well, and I was happy that I didn’t have to worry about an internet connection. 🙂

      1. Sandra Harriette Avatar

        It’s always good to prepare for those unexpected technical faux pas. I have learned the hard way.

        Glad to know!

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