Woman leaning on a tree

On June 1st, I logged in to update my media and services pages. While making changes to the pages, I noticed that a few plugins and the WordPress software needed updating.

I updated everything, logged out, and returned a few days later to publish a blog post.

To my surprise, I had the dreaded critical error message.

Sidenote: Critical error means no one could access the blog. There is just a white page with the critical error message and you cannot see my blog.

And this is where my story about procrastination begins.

I Cannot Access my Blog

For a few days, I tried troubleshooting to repair the critical error.

However, each time I logged in to my cPanel, I would log off shortly after logging in.

Eventually, I stopped worrying about it and continued doing business as usual.

When you know you’ve messed up something.

Evelyn, the Big Procrastinator

What is a procrastinator? A procrastinator puts off doing something that needs doing. My name is Evelyn, and I am a procrastinator.

There are many things that I need to do now, but I have yet to do them.

My blog could have been repaired the same day I noticed the critical error message, but instead of doing the obvious, I procrastinated.

Why do I procrastinate? I procrastinate because I dread doing certain things or don’t know how to do them.

Regarding my blog, I didn’t know how to fix the critical error, so I procrastinated.

Accessing my Blog

On June 19th, I accessed my cPanel one last time to locate the critical error, and I found the error.

But after I found the error, I didn’t know how to fix it, so I contacted my hosting company.

I told the tech support person my concern and the location of the error.

Tech support fixed the error and had my blog running within a few minutes.

My site was down for almost the entire month of June. And I am the only one to blame because I could have contacted the hosting company sooner, but I didn’t.

https://twitter.com/evelyn_parham7/status/1538695505538170881

What I Learned about Procrastination

I learned that I need to stop procrastinating and do things I dread doing as quickly as possible. So stop putting off today for tomorrow.

Since having this experience, I am more aware of the issue I have with procrastinating. And hopefully, I’ll be less likely to procrastinate in the future.

Do you procrastinate, and why do you think you do it? Do share.

 

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