I feel a combination of twitchy/sad/pukey come over me when I hear women say that their husbands think their blogging hobby is taking up too much time or costing too much money. Granted the enjoyment you get must be measured against your family commitments, but you have to admit that compared to many hobbies it’s not that expensive or that much of a time suck.
This from the girl who sits with a laptop in her lap 17 hours a day.
But my blog and the offshoot efforts are my business. Many of you see blogging as a fun outlet and beloved hobby and are totally rockin’ it.
So compare it to this…
When I was married, my then husband played golf most weekends. That was a 5 hour venture that either ended with him at the 19th hole or plopped down on the couch afterward to see what Tiger was doing today. Greens fees and new clubs are NOT cheap. Neither were the lessons he took to improve his game.
I had a brother in law who’s hobby was auto racing. You’re working on the car, you’re spending time on the car, you’re racing the car, you’re putting more money into the car…. Crazy hobby. And dangerous at that.
My uncle liked to go fishing. A lot. In a big, expensive boat. Better rods, and more gadgets to have fun with. Hobbies. Time. Money.
So if you spend a lot of time on your blogging good for you. If it’s something you get real enjoyment from then double good for you.
And if you want to spend a little money on improving your skills to make that hobby more enjoyable or perhaps find a way to make some money off of it, then it’s money well spent.
My ex was never going to make a dime on the course…Tiger envy or not. My ex BIL’s racing number is not tattooed on hundreds of screaming fans’ backsides. And my uncle has since sold the boat but had many memories of the many fish he caught.
All for the love of a hobby.
How is blogging different and of course I would say better than those hobbies? Blogging does not usually (i said USUALLY) end with you hanging out in a bar. That’s twitter and definitely another story. Blogging is not as dangerous as driving a car at fast speeds. And blogging can bring you tons of fish too… but you don’t have to gut them.
Just my take on things.