Done is better than good

“Done is better than good.”

This phrase keeps coming up in nearly every aspect of my life.

I’m so busy at work lately I sometimes can’t even think straight — and yet I’m a perfectionist, so I have a hard time pushing things through unless they are perfect. It’s a huge problem for me, and I was pretty much forced to deal with it straight on when a story deadline bumped right up against my vacation. I was not happy with it and had to send it out. It wasn’t bad; it just wasn’t great. There wasn’t a great angle. I never thought of a good lead. It just was.

It’s not surprising that I’m having the same problem with other less important but equally meaningful parts of my life, like writing and blogging. I think of post ideas all the time and sometimes even begin to write them, but then I get caught up in how I have no time to take the pictures I need or create the graphics I want. Everything needs a graphic, right? The perfect header. A pin-able image. The perfect post optimized for sharing.

Well, this isn’t it. And that may be the new norm for me.

Not having time/not being willing to make the time for that has been keeping me from blogging when really the real reason I want to blog is to write and share stories or information. So from now on I’m going to worry first about writing when I want to and getting things done. Not every post is going to be perfectly packaged or have a Pinterest-ready graphic. Heck, a lot may not even have photos.

And that’s okay.

Because done is better than good.

laptop and papers strewn across coffee house table

  • It’s easy to get caught up in “how to blog correctly” when we first start doing this thing. I’m glad you’re going to get back to it, regardless of how it’s done!

    • Kim

      Thanks, Emily! That’s so true. Also, I’m sorry I’ve been totally MIA on your site. I actually haven’t been able to get it to load on my laptop for like a month. 🙁 Last night I realized it works on my phone, though! Gonna try clearing my cache again, too. I hope you’re having fun in Richmond!

      • Oh no! Yes I had some issues when I changed some server things, but it’s up and running strong! It’s definitely something in your cache, that solved the problem for most people.

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