This prompt was originally posted on Salted Caramel. She asked the question “what does blogging cost to your personal life?”
Blogging doesn’t cost me anything as I don’t have the time and money to put a lot of effort into it to attempt to make it more than it is and what I want it to be. It does still have a purpose in my life and what I enjoy doing in my free time.
When I found this post, it got me thinking how at the beginning it did cost me personally. I thought this was a great prompt and thought I would answer the questions below as well.
#CostofBlogging — Questions
1. Does it infringe upon your leisure time?
It does not. I do have a full-time job but I enjoy spending my free time writing. I don’t spend all of my free time blogging. Most is spent relaxing and watching shows. I haven’t started the new Charmed season yet.
2. Worse still, does it distract you from your work/studies ?
This would never happen. I only blog when I have nothing else to do. I am not a student anymore. I started blogging earlier this year. This is long after I finished my studies.
3. Is it taking a toll on your personal relationships ?
It did for me at first. I tried to turn everything we did into a blog post. It was always on my mind. After I took a month away to spend time with people and not thing about blogging, I realized not blogging about my relationship is the best thing. I only do when I learn something about myself. I rarely include him anymore for my benefit. I want to enjoy my relationship rather than treat it as a story for my blog.
4. Has your health suffered?
I think it has improved. I have learned new things about myself and skills to improve. It has helped me deal with getting lost in my head. It has also given me a space to be honest, myself and connect with others who share my interest.
5. Have you gained weight ?
I don’t weight myself and the doctor doesn’t tell me my weight either. My clothes all fit the same.
6. Do you ever get writer’s block?
Yes and no. I only blog when I want to and when I something to write about. This is why I quit striving for everyday. It gives me time to think about topics and do research. I don’t like only writing about what I know. I like researching and becoming knowledgeable as best I can with what I want to write about.
7. Have you ever suffered from blog related stress or blogger burn out?
I am still relatively knew so not yet. Maybe it will happen in the future.
I did find this blog first through beckiesmentalmess.