As I’ve told people for years, all clutter represents delayed decisions. If you want to know all of the fascinating details about why we tend to hold onto our stuff and delay making decisions, you’ll definitely want to get a copy of our book, The Truth About Clutter: Why Am I Holding on to This?
I can tell you that I’ve held on to having a blog on our website for many years even though I seldom get around to blogging. That’s because I know the importance of having blog posts for website SEO. It also makes our site seem more professional and helps potential new clients feel like they have a sense of who they’ll be working with. Clutter in our life isn’t always STUFF. It can be tasks, people, appointments, commitments and other things. So in the case of why we had a blog page with NO blog posts for years, it simply comes down to denial. I choose to ignore the fact (denial) that although I thought I’d get back to blogging someday, the reality was that it was never going to move up in my priority list. And therefore, there was never going to be enough time to blog faithfully.
It’s not that I don’t have anything to say. I have so many things I want to share with those of you that visit our site. But between working with clients in person full-time and chatting with new clients on the phone after hours, there’s no time left for blogging. On occasion, I try to post something to our Twitter and Facebook pages, but even those postings are a rarity.
I say all of this simply to apologize and to help you understand that letting go of things (even when they’re not objects) is very important. Letting go of this blog page gives me and you, the reader, closure on why there aren’t any current posts. I no longer have to stress about the fact that I’m not blogging when I know the importance of why I should be doing it and how unprofessional it looks to people when they visit our blog and find nothing. It’s not that we’re not a thriving business. Or that we don’t want to help you get organized. It’s just that we try to practice what we preach (good time management skills) by keeping our focus on what’s most important (helping you hands-on!) and letting go of the many, many other unimportant things that constantly pull you away from where your attention really should be.