How much time do you spend on your Blog and telling people about it?
1. Up to 2 hours a week?
2. 6-8 hours a week?
3. Over 8 hours a week?
It’s very much a matter of opinion when an interest becomes a hobby, and a hobby becomes an obsession. However, when I started this Blog, I told my family that nothing would change, and there would always be a warm welcome when they returned from school or work :
After a while though, especially if there were glitches on the site, an urgent reply pending online, and/or I was in deep thought, things slipped a little. Here is my life when I began Heir Raising:
a) Beginning of last year
b) Six months ago
c) … and now.
In the first chart, a massive 34% of my time was taken up with work. Yes, I suppose it is useful to have money to pay the bills, but what a treat to take up the slack with more time online. Not so much money or time for indulgences like food, so have cut back on calories too. Win win.
You can also see how much time I wasted sleeping before I began to blog. The hours have now been reduced to the bare minimum. Not so little as to become a dribbling wreck (as in the sleepless babyfeeding months), but enough that there are now at least five hours extra to grapple with widgets and agonise over ordered lists.
Where I’ve written ‘Eating’, this is shorthand for everything domestic. There are only verbs in this Pie Chart. None of your wasteful, sluggish noun-type words like ‘Social Life, ‘Friends’ and ‘Family’.
Talking of which: has your Family seen less of you since you started blogging?
(Oh, and if you think I’m getting any outdoor exercise, ‘Surfing’ is nothing to do with ozone, sea, bodyboards and Cornwall).
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