A Public Apology

I just received a comment about this blog that I will like to share with you.

nick pagan wrote:
I wrote a long, praiseworthy and complimentary comment on your procrastination
article only to lose it all when I found out that I had to register just to post
a comment.

You make it too difficult to comment and to contribute and it's especially
disappointing after taking 10-minutes to compose a good comment.

You add a barrier to entry and I don't see the value of it. It's really turned
me off of visiting your site again – even though you have good content

Website: www.nickpagan.com

Here is the public apology I would like to offer Nick Pagan and all my
readers who have been unable to post comments to my blog:

Hi Nick:

I am really sorry to hear this. I have had a running battle with automated
spamming engines that post really annoying commercials on my blog.

I would not like to infuriate one more friend and ally like you, so I will
disable the login requirement for posting comments on my blog immediately and
post a public apology to you and everyone else who was affected by this.

Thanks for your understanding and I apologize again for losing your feedback.

To Your Career,

Kingsley Tagbo, IT Career Coach

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2 Responses to "A Public Apology"

  1. Mini Actions   March 8, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Making it easy to start can help procrastinators get to the starting line.

    Whether they keep going or not depends on other factors and influences (and I know the value of coaching to be one of those positive influencers…!)

    Also, at a deep personal level I find it important to have a reservoir of compassion to draw on – as much for my own “failings” as for other peoples.

    At the end of the day, if your heart isn’t really in whatever big project or goal you thought was for the best, your feelings about the mini-actions you keep taking (or choosing to avoid) can help seal the decision. Quit or press on. To each their own!

    mark mcclure

  2. Nick Pagan   February 15, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Since you’ve made such a heartfelt apology, I’ve had another go at making that comment on your very good article HOW TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION IN 8 EASY STEPS (By the way, I use WordPress and find that the Akismet plugin filters all the comment spam out for me):

    It’s great to read practical and insightful advice on dealing with procrastination as it thwarts so many people.

    My own personal findings on this are that it all revolves around what the mind perceives as being ‘possible in the moment.’ Of course, the majority of things that we seek to do are ‘absolutely possible’ but in the moment of decision and in the moment of generating emotions the mind doesn’t think in those kind of terms. It focuses only on the momentary desire to do or to have something and if it can’t fulfill that thing there and then it quickly gets turned off and will move onto something easier instead (such as doing nothing or indulging in an easier to do triviality).

    Consequently, of your list of things to help prevent procrastination, getting organized to take action and making things incredibly easy to do are right at the heart of things. Focusing on preparation (i.e. removing barriers to easy progress) and breaking things down into an easy to carry out process really do undermine procrastinatory tendencies.

    I find that a “To Do List” is insufficient so instead I create a “How To Do List” which works out the process to getting something done. This thinks things through, organizes, prepares and removes barriers to progress so that free flowing action can result.



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