One of the problems with writing a blog is procrastinating: putting off starting and completing one.

According to writer Cari Tuna in the Wall Street Journal, an approach called Structured Procrastination can help when you delay tasks.

“The brainchild of Stanford University philosophy professor John Perry, structured procrastination involves doing small, low-priority tasks to build a sense of accomplishment and the energy to tackle more important jobs. Mr. Perry, a chronic procrastinator, suggests followers choose an important task, but defer work on it while tackling others. ‘Don’t be ashamed of self-manipulation,’ he says.

“What about the big jobs? Mr. Perry says either a non-negotiable deadline will force action, or the procrastinator will gather enough information and perspective to make them appear less daunting,” writes Tuna.

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