Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Question: How does blogging effect your *real* life? Are friends and family supportive? Do you find that blogging cuts into family time? How do you strike a balance between the two?
Answer: I do have to admit that blogging takes up a very large chunk of my time. I feel like I spend even more time reading than I did before blogging. Added to that is the time I spend blogging, checking out other blogs, on Twitter, etc. I used to write a lot more and concentrate on other hobbies, like making jewelry and pottery. It's just me and my husband at home, so I don't have to balance blogging even more with kids, which might be a good thing because I might forget to feed them! My husband is absolutely fine with me blogging. He has his hobbies, I have mine. My friends are fine with it too. They think it's interesting although I think some don't really get it.
I don't think that blogging cuts into family time. I can put it aside if I have plans and althogh blogging/reading is a priority, it's not an obsessive priority. A night out or a movie definitely will come first.
However, finding a balance with my own free time has been challenging. As I said, I used to spend a lot more time on other hobbies and I'm having a difficult time getting back to them. There just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. I know one thing that would help would be to cut back on social media and computer games. I will probably have to simply implement a schedule. Two hours for reading, two for blogging and two for crafts. Of course I'll have to find time to cook, eat and clean. Maybe an assistant is in order?
So what about you? How do you balance blogging with the demands of everyday life? Any tips? (Because I could really use some!)