When Blogging Becomes All You Do

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I spend a lot of time blogging, and I mean a lot of time. If I'm not mind-mapping ideas for new posts, I'm reading other blogs in the hopes of finding inspiration. If I'm not promoting my latest post on social media, then I'm likely drafting up new blog post ideas. Blogging is my main hobby in life, its something I've loved doing since I began blogging over 5 years ago. But has it got too much? Do I spend too much time blogging and in doing so am I closing off doors of opportunity in other areas of my life?
Blogging has been my main passion for over 5 years now. 

To start with, as long as my work space is clean and tidy, as long as I'm eating enough and I'm feeling mentally well then I see no problem in just going for it with blogging. I can spend hours at my computer screen typing away new ideas. In fact, I currently have over 100 posts in my drafts that I've written but just haven't posted yet for a variety of reasons, mainly because I feel that they aren't up to scratch.

Sometimes though, I feel like I'm putting more effort into my blog than what I'm getting out. I the past, I've got myself into a rut thinking that I'm wasting my time and that what I'm hoping for from my blog just isn't feasible, let alone sustainable. 

I love blogging, I love to write and my blog is my creative outlet. I suppose you could say it with any hobby really - are you spending too much time on it? But I've got to put the work in so later I can reap the rewards. And I find blogging so rewarding within itself anyway, even if sometimes I do get doubts as to how I'm spending my time. So, I'm not afraid to say it - other than going out for coffees and sewing in my spare time, blogging is all I do. 

Its all I will continue to do too until such a day comes where I don't enjoy it. There's nothing wrong with putting your heart and soul into what your passionate about and I am really passionate about it. So, if you're like me and you spend a considerable amount of time on your blog and all things blogging related, don't sweat it. Just enjoy it.

As for closing off opportunities in other areas of my life, I'm a firm believer in that the universe just knows and that opportunities will come when they come.

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7 comments

  1. Blogging is a wonderful hobby, I feel like I'm always blogging too but it only became a problem if I'd spent too much time in Twitter chats and not enough in real life.

    Ash | thisdreamsalive.wordpress.com

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  2. I love blogging, and I view it as a creative outlet. I do try to do other things, but I always seem to come back to blogging!

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  3. I love blogging. I have been able to share my thoughts with people from so many different countries, something I would never have been able to do had I not given it a try. I have other hobbies but none seem as fulfilling to me.

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  4. I relate to this so much! I spend so much time and effort on my blog and I feel like no one even ever sees it!

    www.poutineandprada.com

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  5. It was cool reading about how much blogging is integrated into youe life Beth. I'd say this - anything you devote yourself to only becomes unhealthy if it becomes more than a source of stress than enjoyment or passion. Also like you said if you start to lose sleep over it or stop eating well and healthily. Personally I'm quite different to you in that I like having different hobbies alongside blogging as for me I feel like there's more to me as a person than just being a blogger. I feel like the blogging community sometimes lose sight of that too and see bloggers as blogging machines I'd say, but anyway appreciate you sharing this!

    Johnny | Johnny's Traventures
    https://johnnystraventures.com

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  6. It definitely is addicting is it not? Fantastic creative outlet as well as therapeutic value and a little bit of "hey, look 👀 what I did". How can one go wrong. 😉 I'm with you on this!

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  7. At one point blogging was all I focused on, it was in my dreams, when I ate, when I drove it was all I did and thought about. I started becoming obsessed with it to the point I took it for granted. Long story short, my old blog was deleted by accident but I really changed my perspective with blogging. I stop taking it so seriously, opened a new blog and now it's enjoyable. It's weird, it's like since I stopped trying so hard, things started working in my favor. I'm landing opportunities and building friendships! I guess what I'm saying is, know your limit. It's ok blogging is your passion, just don't let it overtake you. Take breaks so you'll always enjoy it and never get tired of it. Really great post, thanks for sharing your truth.

    Natonya | https://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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