App Addiction That Lead To Procrastination

First, I would like to say hello to everyone and Happy Belated New Year!

I finally fulfilled one of my long-time wishes and that was to purchase an Apple MacBook. In this case, I chose the MacBook Air which I received in May 2020. I figured that since I would be keeping this machine for a few years, I would order an upgraded version with a better processor, more RAM, and more storage. I know this model has already been replaced by a newer faster M1 version, but that is neither here nor there, I’m happy with what I have.

Anyway, I have been wanting to return to consistent writing again by continuing to write poetry and by starting on a novel, but I find myself procrastinating as I endlessly look for the “best” writing software for the Mac. I have to admit that it has been kind of fun, but totally unproductive. I have installed and uninstalled many, many apps and have kept a few, namely Ulysses, Pages, Word, and Drafts. I know that any of these are more than adequate, even the lowly default text editor supplied with macOS would do, but that hasn’t stopped me from continuing to look for just the right app anyway.

In the past, I did all of my writing in Google docs since it seemed to copy and paste pretty accurately into WordPress and I could use it on any PC that I chose. I suppose that I could just as easily do that now and I would be perfectly happy, but coming from a lifetime of Windows PC use I have found the Mac and its apps to be quite intoxicating. 

Well like all good things this too must come to an end. It is time for me to put my procrastination behind me and move on. I’ve decided that I am going to settle on my writing app(s) this week and get down to being productive. As a matter of fact, I wrote this in Google Docs and I have to admit that it felt pretty good, at least I am writing something.

I don’t know if anyone else has had this problem, but if you have what did you do to break out of your cycle of procrastination, I’d love to hear about it.

Until next time, stay safe and stay productive.

Dom

6 thoughts on “App Addiction That Lead To Procrastination

  1. It’s good to see a post from you, Dom.

    I have looked into other writing apps (Windows based) but I really haven’t found anything I like better than Word. Others have organization options for longer works, but I prefer to use a separate utility for that. Office 365 let’s me use multiple machines, tablet, phone (if I dare) or a web browser.

    Good luck with the search or stopping the search.

    Take care.

    • Hi Dan, it’s really good to hear from you. Like I mentioned I have been (and still am at work) a Windows user for many, many years and have used Word since it came out. One of the first things I did was install Office 365 on my Mac because good or bad, it is the standard. I do like Word, but I guess because the whole Mac ecosystem was/is so new to me I got sucked into looking for something better. In reality, all word processing applications provide the same end result so I really had no excuse for not just sitting down and writing. Instead of doing that, however, I procrastinated. In the end, it took me longer than it should to realize that the app won’t write for me, I still have to sit down and do it. Anyway, thank you for commenting, I really do appreciate it. Talk to you soon.

  2. Great to see you back again Dom. I look forward to reading your poetry again. I have not tried any apps. I am nursing my elderly computer along for as long as I can, and typing my posts straight on to WordPress. So I have no ideas for you I am sorry.

    • It’s great to hear from you. Actually, your comment is really helpful since I guess that was the point of my post, I have been wasting time looking for a miracle app that doesn’t exist. I could use anything including typing directly into WordPress to keep writing instead of making mental excuses for not doing it. Anyway, yesterday I scaled back my apps to just a couple of basic ones and will be getting back to work right away. Thank you for commenting, I really do appreciate it. Talk to you soon.

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