Overcoming Bloglessness

Elbow Grease


I guess I was a particularly dirty girl that day Mom told me to wash up, and use some elbow grease. I didn’t know what she meant. I assumed that elbow grease must be that scum that accumulates under a bar of soap, so that’s what I used on my dirty elbows.

After 31 years of hard labor, believe me, I now thoroughly understand the meaning of elbow grease. The best way to get the job done is just to jump in there and do it. Don’t dawdle. Develop a system. Work efficiently. Bust your butt. Use some elbow grease.

Like it says in the song,

“All you have to do is
put your mind to it,
knuckle down,
buckle down,
do it,
do it,
do it.”

via Daily Prompt: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.

Tell us your tried and true techniques for focusing when that deadline looms and you need to get work done. In other words, how do you avoid wasted days and wasted nights?


Author: Susan B Raven

For many years I have suffered from debilitating bloglessness, only writing in my head, while everyone else posted and shared with ease. Previous attempts at recovery have failed, my secret journals edited to death, pages torn out, crumpled and trashed. I will not succumb to this embarassing condition. I will continue to struggle against the rampant backspacing and endless blank staring. I refuse to relapse into the void that is bloglessness. I can do it. I am doing it. I am Overcoming Bloglessness.

8 thoughts on “Elbow Grease

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  5. Yes, the best thing is to just jump right in and work hard 🙂

  6. What an earworm! Nicely written!

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