# 45 (2013) Blogging Balance

Although I called this site ‘Blog A Day’, I rarely do. It’s not a competition and I don’t beat myself up about it. You can’t force creative writing. You have to be inspired. Writing a mundane one liner just for the sake of writing something every day really doesn’t fill the criteria.

I read a blog about balance by Amy Lynn Andrews. She thinks she spends too much time blogging rather than focusing on real life. I guess it depends on why you blog and what else is going on in your life. I do it to purge the things in my head that have no other outlet and to reach a wider audience than the few people who are close to me and may not want to hear me rant all the time.

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This writer of course, has other things in her life besides blogging. She has a family, kids, a life. Writing blogs, updating, researching and ‘tweaking’ are the things I look forward to at the end of the day. This is how I wind down. For me it’s like having a chat with friends over a glass of wine in the pub. I found her 20 questions quite disturbing. If I was asking myself questions like that I would be very concerned about my computer use. The fact of the matter is that I do use the computer a lot but I’m not worried about it and I don’t ask myself questions about it. I only answered yes to one of hers in any case.

I took a survey about blog addiction on another site I found whilst looking for images for this posting. I only scored 54% which I think was fair. It even asked me if I would be blogging about my blog addiction after the quiz ended and I said yes. But to be fair, I had almost finished this posting when I found the quiz.

To me the computer is a business tool. A necessary one, not just for blogging and surfing for pictures to insert into said blogs. If I am busy (and I am very thankful when I am) I am more than happy to walk away from the computer. I may occasionally make mental notes of things to write about if I’m out and about during the day, but that’s only when I think they are worth writing about and often they are subjects I think people will be really interested in.

If I was skipping important tasks or swapping a social life for the internet then I would be concerned. But in times of austerity the internet is a great social life alternative. I’m already paying for it. I’ll use it any which way I want.

I’d certainly never swap sex for the internet though. I mean, really? Who would…..?

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About goingitalone

All you need to know about me is on my posts. Right now, things are quiet. I'm trying to get back into blogging. Time - where is all the time!!!!

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