Getting off my OCD ass…

I've been known to have my OCD moments. It's usually when I have something to do, and my OCD subconscious takes over to invoke Procrastination Mode. Why do I find myself completely organizing my MP3 archive when what I started out to do was just transfer it to my G5? Why can my desk be cluttered for months, but I suddenly have to clean it when a piece of uninteresting code needs to get written? Why have I not written anything to my blog in months? It's the power of Procrastinative OCD...

I have been stuck in a blogging loop since December 31st of 2005...

WordPress 2.0 was released on that day. Needless to say, that time of the year can be hectic. (Even more hectic when the SAN that houses the db for a large client chose that night to die...) I still managed to try to upgrade from WordPress 1.52 to WordPress 2.0 while waiting for a call back from a HP tech... My upgrade blew chunks because it didn't have my complete attention. So, I restored my backup and left it alone.

From that moment forth my urges to write have hit an upgrade roadblock. I figure I shouldn't write anything else until I upgrade; as if I am waiting for the pressure to write to overcome the inertia of having to work through the upgrade. I can always find something more interesting to do than to come back to an upgrade project that doesn't have an externally imposed hard deadline.

Then I bought a new server, and I should really move the site to the new server before doing the WordPress upgrade... And so on, and so on, and so on... Needless to say, I stayed in this loop for a while.

WordPress 2.0.1 has been out long enough for me to consider it stable, and I ran out of distracting things to do tonight, so I finally did the upgrade. Maybe I'll get some more writing now that I've cleared the WordPress Upgrade off my excuse list? Then again, maybe not; I still have to move 50+ websites to the new server...

-Chris