When I first started blogging, I thought it was such a fun activity. At the time I only had several blog “kakis” / “gang” and we visited each other’s blogs and left comments on each other’s blogs happily. I spent some time posting on my blog and commenting on those few bloggers that I knew from the early days.
And then I found out that apart from just writing, I had to learn some new blogging jargon and other new things like a little bit of html codes and how toÂ tweak my template a little. And so I spent some time doing that.
And then I monetized my blog and discovered that I had even more things to learn and a lot more posts to write because you have to write some original posts in between all those sponsored posts that you write. And so, I started a few more blogs and had to spend some time maintaining my blogs and writing more blog posts.
By now, those bloggers that I know had also grown and most of them startedÂ having several blogs too. I’m having trouble keeping up with and following those blogs that I like.Â I do enjoy reading many blogs and following up on those blogger posts that I like but its impossible.
Yes. Blogging is time consumming. There just isn’t enough hours in a day to write blog posts, maintain several blogs, blog hop, write sponsored posts and continue to learn. Its an ongoing learning process and you don’t stop learning. You discover new things and new blogs everyday …Â if only you had the time.
- There are so many more things that I need to learn and do for my blogs but I just don’t have the time.
- There are so many more blogs as well as blog posts that I would like to write and maintain but I don’t have the time
- There are so many blogs that I would like to read and leave more comments on but I don’t have the time
- There are so many more sponsored posts that I can write but I don’t have the time
- There are so many new and good blogs that I would like to explore but I don’t have the time
- There are many more avenues to improve the earnings of my blogs but I don’t have the time to explore them
If I were to do all the above I’d have to sit in front of my PC 24 hours a day and do nothing else.Â I wonder how everyone else seem to be able to do it. Tips anyone?
Sorry I can’t be much help. I’m as helpless as you. lol I’m having trouble managing my time and I dun have young children to take care! lol
ANyway, now that I’m blogging regularly, I say I spend at least 8 hours in front of the PC.
Good time management, learning to prioritize and lots and lots of self discipline to tear oneself away from the pc helps. Hahaha.
it is like a fulltime job, just do whatever u can while enjoying your life. Sometimes i wud very much like to wait whole nite for the paid post to appear, but it is as if i m loosing my life…so just grab whatever there is, and sleep whenever i want 🙂
I don’t do any posts in the wee hours because I need my beauty sleep.
I have the exact sentiments as you. I guess these bloggers dont get enuf sleep, they spend lesser time with their kids, they do less of everything else or dont do them altogether so that they will hv enuf time to sit in front of the puter.
Or they shout at their kids when their kids disturb or interrupt them and then they feel guilty afterwards. 😛 (Can you tell I’m speaking from experience?) Hahaha.
I also have the same problem. But what I do is prioritise amongst my blogs. I have favourites, so those must be updated daily. Then some are alternate days or maybe 4 to 5 times a week.
I don’t blog hop very much. I read most blogs from my google reader. But I will make it a point to comment on some of them at least a few times a week but not daily.
Also, for some blogs, I read them on the weekend so that way, it’s not too bad.
Writing sponsored posts takes up a lot of time. For now, I do very little of it so that frees up more time to build content.
I don’t blog hop very much as well. I read mostly from my Bloglines feedreader. Even then quite often I have to mark them as read when I’m overwhelmed by the 100s of unread posts. Hahaha. Just one or two off days will result in several hundred unread posts. Anyway, its sounds to me like you’re managing your time very well indeed. 🙂
Agree with u dat blogging is very time consuming and things got ‘out of hands’ for me today (do read my post).
I used to have more time when I was in the office but now being a SAHM, I find dat 24 hours a day is just not enough. I had time to chat with my msn, yahoo, skype frens and I could handle 10 chatters when I was working in the office but now … sigh …. no time.
Hahaha Tracy. I laughed so hard when I saw your burnt pot turned so shiny and new again but then you blogged about it so if Pappy reads your blog he’ll know that you almost burned his favourite pot due to blog hopping. Lol!
You are doing good. I wish I could find the time to read more and comment more but time just passes so fast when I am at the PC! Anyway, have an ‘award’ for you. Come over and check it out. 😉
Thank you for theÂ ScmoozeÂ Award. Luckily you gave an explanation otherwise like you, I think my blog has the power to make everyone fall asleep on the keyboard. Hahaha.
Interesting post as I was wondering myself how these super Moms out there can do so much and also cook, clean and care for kids! In fact, I find some of them obsess over PPP a bit 😛 I hope I won’t have to eat my words when I’m a SAHM…
Its rather competitive at PPP these days so its hard not to be just a little bit obsessive. Hehe. Anyway, when I first started I was a bit more obsessive over it, now learned to relax and let it go and that takes a lot of will power. Haha.
I hear you…thankfully I only have one blog to maintain. 😛
Yes, thank goodness. 🙂 Even then, I’m sure you’ll agree with me that blog hopping and dropping comments takes up a lot of time!
I just found your blog – I love finding new, interesting blogs. I was a SAHM of 4 – but they grew up. Anyway, I’m fairly new to blogging – but, I’m still amazed at just how time-consuming it is.
Hi Lizzie. Welcome to my blog. 🙂 A SAHM of 4? Wow! We’ve got lots to learn from you then. 🙂
Takes up lots of your time, but come on, you enjoy it dont you??
Of course I enjoy it very much. I’ve told some blogger friends who wanted to kill their blog that they can’t do it because once a blogger always a blogger and sure enough some of them came back to blogging after a while.Â
I remember those days, so fun to blog hop. I follow your blog and those of your kaki’s way before I have my own blog. Now, many of it I don’t visit anymore , coz it’s full of sponsored posts back to back.
If you get tips…share yeah…coz I also don’t have enough time for blogging and I only have 1 blog
Eh? I thought you have more than one blog.
I have trouble keeping up with my blogging activity too. In other words, difficult to maintain the steam lah. But I must say that RSS feed readers are a great help – I can quickly browse through the updated entries and select which to comment on (I admit that I don’t comment on everything of coz..).
I think it’s difficult to expand my network already because I don’t have much time to do so too (like going into PPS and start bloghopping). Right now I am just maintaining my network/readership size and I’m okay with it.
The rest of us greedy mah, want to increase readership size, thats why always feel pressed for time. Lol!
The other 2 blogs idle coz is WP blog, sponsor post not accepted…only one main blog
Should have stayed on Blogger yah?