April 1st – How does blogging effect your *real* life? Are friends and family supportive? Do you find that blogging cuts into family time? How do you strike a balance between the two?
I consider blogging to *be* part of my real life. I make time for it every day, the same way I make time for reading. It’s a hobby that consumes a lot of time, but it’s something I really enjoy. It’s something that I do for me.
My friends and family are supportive, although they think nothing of interrupting me when I read or blog. Luckily, I am a quick reader and typer, so it doesn’t really occupy a lot of time each day.
I do most of my reading on the weekends, and schedule posts a day or two at time. When I am organized I can have up to 2 weeks written and scheduled ahead of time, however my level of organization goes up and down all the time.
I find that having a basic posting schedule helps to reduce the time blogging takes. If I know I will post a specific type of post each day, it takes less time to plan. I just need to ensure that I have enough reviews and author features lined up that I don’t end up with holes.
Check out other bloggers’ answers at For What It’s Worth and leave me a comment telling me how blogging affects your life.