What does blogging cost you in your personal life ?

The very gorgeous Salted Caramel posed this curious question over on her beautiful blog, which I found rather curious and interesting to read – Now I don’t have a huge blog and it’s mostly space for my randomness and brain vomit – but I was inspired to answer these questions posed in the following post: https://saltedcaramel670.wordpress.com/2019/10/15/what-does-blogging-cost-to-your-personal-life/

# Cost of Blogging — Questions

  • Does it infringe upon your leisure time?

Nope – not unless I get a random idea and jot it down in my notebook…

  • Worse still, does it distract you from your work/studies ?

Nope – I get an hour a day to blog, during my lunchtime when I have access to the internet – I don’t have that much data on my phone, so only use this sparingly at weekends (when the WP App decides to work) – as I don’t have broadband at home.

  • Is it taking a toll on your personal relationships ?

Nope – Not unless you count the cat walking over the screen and wiping any text?

  • Has your health suffered?

Nope – In fact I find that Blogging significantly aids my anxiety as it gives me a safe place to purge my thoughts… I don’t have any physical health issues apart from a couple of random injuries which are not blogging related…

  • Have you gained weight ?

Nope – I’m actively (though slowly) trying to loose weight. In fact – there are some really interesting Health and Fitness Blogs which have inspired me.

  • Do you ever get writer’s block?

All the time – that’s why I have a notebook or ideas on scraps of paper … My brain is basically scattered around in a collection of Journals and random notes…

  • Have you ever suffered from blog related stress or blogger burn out?

Nope… Not at all… I look forward to my hour a day…

18 thoughts on “What does blogging cost you in your personal life ?

  1. That’s cool that you jot ideas down in notebooks and scraps of paper. I do that too… I kept losing my scraps of paper so I make notes on my phone. If I were to lose my phone, I would be in big trouble.

    You’re lucky you haven’t experienced Writer’s Block (WB) yet. I space my blog posts out a lot to try and minimize witter’s block because having WB can be a real pain in the a$$

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    1. Ohhh making notes on the phones sounds like a good idea…

      I lost the ability to write fiction and appear to have embraced the art of writing nonsense – which actually kinda suits me – but my characters are frozen in a nasty Writers Block … I feel so mean …

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      1. I came up with a random topic at 2AM last night so I’m definitely writing it down. Ideas really do strike at random times and from lack of sleep. I’m in total zombie mode today after a night of insomnia. 😴

        Writing nonsense is a good place to start. The experts recommend writing 500 words a day even if it’s entirely gibberish. Haha frozen in nasty Writer’s Block 😂🤣

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      2. Insomnia ideas can be interesting because by the time you look back at them you’ve forgotten what you wrote … sometimes …
        xx

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      3. I mostly write blog post ideas in drafts or in a notebook. Right now I have about 22 unwritten drafts. Some of the ideas are just bizarre but I’m tempted to run with them anyways.

        Often insomnia will cause me to post comments on bloggers’ posts because The Reader makes it easily accessible as an insomniac. Half the time I forget what I’ve written only to wake up to a bunch of notifications. Other times I use a bunch of metaphors and riddles which don’t make a ton of sense. At the time it made perfect sense lol

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  2. Thank you for responding. It is really great that you manage to put out content despite constraints of time and internet.
    I loved your answers especially the one about the cat.
    Thanks also for your very kind remarks about me and my blog/
    And I just love your pink and blue hair!

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  3. Here’s another blog impact related concept: To follow is to adopt a responsibility.

    There are a few folks whose blogs I follow and read where I feel compelled to maintain continuity. Were I to skip reading, liking and commenting, I believe the blogger may feel slighted. It’s as if I’ve gathered these friends and can’t possibly consider letting them down by ignoring posts.

    So, I believe, the blogger and the bloggee are both impacted by the blog.

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    1. I find with some Blogs, you can really establish a relationship with the writer and form a cyber bond. Others are just re-blogging for the money and likes to feed their ego, these I find always make themselves sound superior and aloof …

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      1. Monetizing instagram and youtube sounds possible. But earning money from a blog? I’m not sure how it can be done. I don’t follow anyone with a monetized blog and don’t even know what they look like.
        Well, thinking about this, LittleFears makes money from drawing blogs, but that seems like art for sale and not just words.

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      2. I’ve seen one or two blogs that basically charge other bloggers £200 for a reblog as they have hundreds of thousands followers, basically they’re a blog pimp and you’re throwing cash at someone with big numbers to press the reblog button on the vague hope that your work goes viral.

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