Am I spending too much time blogging?
I see myself spending more and more time blogging and reading blogs. Since I started blogging in earnest and wanting to improve my blog, I have also started to spend a lot more time on my laptop. I read blogs instead of books and magazines. I got five books for Christmas and have only read two.
I love the way one topic will link others as being of interest. I’ve spent hours browsing and surfing. This is totally new behavior for me. I was answering email once a week just six months ago. I’ve even stopped knitting.
My whole focus for the day has changed. Now I wake eager to read the blogs I subscribe to and see if there are any new comments on my latest blog post. I wake up with new ideas for my blog and happy if I can improve it somehow. Note that I finally figured out how to put my photo in the sidebar and that I have a blogroll now.
I feel I have found a new community, new friends through the blogging world and through the comments. Friends I’ve never met face to face help me find my way. They teach, they entertain and they give snippets of ‘life lived’. They help me see life from a different, fresh perspective. I love the honesty found in the blogging world. I know that I’m now compelled to read and write blogs.
I worry that this is taking up too much of my time.
After I wrote this post I found links like these:
What do you think? How much time is too much? How do you control it?