20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge: Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws

I’ve decided to take up the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge by Saga of Spellbound to commemorate my 3 month anniversary at the end of January. I also figured it would be a good way to get the writing juices flowing and generate some content between the usual gold making posts. On with the show!

Well this should be interesting post. Lets see how critical about myself I can get today shall we?


This is probably my biggest problem in life, I put things off like you wouldn’t believe. In fact, I was intending on writing this article last night and have this schedule for noon today, but I put it off until today thinking I’d get it done in the morning (which I didn’t, because some plans changed and I had to leave earlier than I expected). I’m the type of person that if I know an assignment can be handed in 2 days late before it gets a zero, I’ll start working on it the eve of the second day. If I could magic away one bad trait, this would be the one.


This is probably related to my procrastination, but I am probably one of the laziest people you will ever meet in life. I usually do the minimum required effort for most things I do. Combine this with my procrastination and you really have a killer combo. This is why I ended up going to college.

Obsessive Tendencies

That being said, when I do work on something, or latch onto something (a new game, a new hobby, etc.) I tend to go a bit overboard, and then usually burn out. It’s usually not destructive, as I use these obsessions as excused to not do things I wouldn’t be doing anyways (see: Procrastination) but it can be a bit bothersome. It has been getting better as I get older though (if I do say so myself).


I tend to worry about a lot of things, more than others apparently. I don’t particularly see this as a terrible thing, but sometimes I get to the point where I become physically ill with worry about things other people wouldn’t care about, worry about, or find inconsequential.

Social Awkwardness

I’m just using this as an umbrella term for myself, but I’m not exactly a social butterfly. I’ve never made friends easily, and I feel I other think things too much.

I could probably go on, but this has been kind of depressing, so I’ll just start working on tomorrows post so it can be out on time for everyone to read! (In theory at least.)

Check out my other posts in the 20 Days of WoW Blogging Challenge

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Eric Dekker

Gamer. Student. Nerd. Author of The Golden Crusade. Find him on + and Twitter.