A Day In The Life of A Procrastinator Blogger: My CBS Story So Far

Planning is not my strongest suit. I get distracted easily. At times, when I schedule topics to write about, I end up being entangled with my research and spending more time in preparation rather than doing the post.

I'm a procrastinator by nature. I procrastinate until my stress level reaches a fever pitch. Thus, I'm not your ideal blogger. Deadlines are my enemies. I have to force myself to write until I get the job done.

Maybe unconsciously I love feeling that dose of adrenaline rush whenever I have to complete a task on short notice. 

When I watched an episode of TED Talks, Inside the mind of a master procrastinator by Tim Urban, I was mentally doing a checklist because I could so relate to the things that he was saying. 

I'll start my day with arranging my workstation: the angle of the laptop should be aligned to my notebook (for my research); my snacks should be on my right and can easily be reached; my work area should be properly ventilated and lighted.

At times, I feel I work better when under pressure and in panic mode. The adrenaline rush might have something to do with that. 

I've tried scheduling blogging sessions throughout the week; one or two hours allotted to come up with at least a draft. But I'll end up doing other things instead --- Netflix surfing or playing X-box games.

With all of these provisions I still end up finishing nothing because I got distracted by another idea or two. I'm also a daydreamer by nature. 

Why am I sharing this secret to you, my dear readers? It doesn't mean that if you're a procrastinator, you won't be successful.

Since becoming a member of Cebu Bloggers Society, I have been a Finalist in Best Cebu Blogs Awards, met countless celebrities, ate scrumptious food, took thousands of photos...

I've also been a Finalist in the Lifestyle category of Promocode.com.ph, won cool raffle prizes, stayed in nice hotels, and become part of a league of creative people.

Before joining CBS (Cebu's premier blogging organization) in 2015, my output was more for personal satisfaction. My posts weren't solidly written nor made. But as the quantity of my work increased, my attitude also changed.

I'm still a procrastinator --- a procrastinator that has something worthwhile to impart.

I'm not a professional writer nor blogger. I'm actually looking for someone to edit my blogs and give me feedback. It does help that at times folks would come up to me and share that they've liked an article or two that I wrote.

There was even one time that I was having a coffee break at the cafeteria when a co-worker approached me and said that she saw my photo in a newspaper in the Lifestyle section. That conversation brought a smile to my face.

Thank you, CBS, for the continued support, the sense of community, camaraderie and opening new doors for me to be the best blogger that I can be.

I am proud to introduce myself as a Blogger because of my affiliation with CBS.

As you celebrate your 10th year in providing an avenue for Cebu bloggers to improve and excel, I wish the organization continued success and victories.

Cebu Bloggers Society was started in February 14, 2008. They will be having a Special Gala Night for members and guests on March 3 at Cebu Parklane International Hotel. 

CBS is here to stay.

Major sponsors for this event are Cebu Parklane International Hotel and McDonald's Philippines.