This past month of January I have blogged every day. That’s it, 31 blog posts (including this one) have been published. My content archive and my brain is overflowing with ideas and photos and, and, and, and…. so much to do. Some people laugh when I tell them that having a blog is like having a second job. It would appear that when you don’t blog you don’t seem to have any idea of how much blood sweat and tears goes into it. I may be exaggerating a little, but sometimes it does feel like that because it IS hard work.
To give the people who think that blogging is just pressing a button and blog posts magically appear, I had decided that for the month of January I’d be keeping tabs on the time spent in my blogging activities. The finds have been shocking, I mean, I knew I was spending a lot of time on this but when you quantify it, it becomes really clear.
Admin (emails, speaking to PR companies, fiddling with settings, fixing my new blog theme etc) 10.20
Events (attending and travelling to events) 18.30
Photos (taking and editing) 13.20
Posting (Composing, researching, SEO, etc.) 20.40
Getting the word out (Spreading your posts on social media, interacting with other people) 8.20
Grand Total 70.30 hours , 17.5 hours per week, meaning that most of my spare time has been spent blogging this month.
This is an estimate and I didn’t really take into account those short moments when I check and reply to emails while walking to work or updating an image on Instagram while on the go or other things like that.
I know what you are thinking, that I only do it because I want to and that is true. The reality is that I enjoy it but I am starting to think that this is a bit too much and I’ll have to consider slowing down a little. Which I will, one day.