Thursday, January 21, 2010

Think About It Thursday (2): Blogging Time

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I considered not even posting anything today. My school semester just started back up on Tuesday and I had class all day long today. I was wicked tired when I got home and even took a nap for a while.

Thus, Think About It Thursday will focus on time spent blogging.

I try to get in a good amount of time blogging. Whether that's improving/tweaking my blog, creating posts, or commenting on other posts depends on the day, but I try to pop by every day. I don't post on my own blog everyday. I just don't have the time with school and my obligations at home. I also enjoy having a life outside of the internet, so I tend to pass up time at home for time at the dorms with my friends. There are also those nights when one of my favorite shows is on. I'm a big Gossip Girl fan and I've really gotten into The Vampire Diaries. I used to watch Heroes religiously, but once I missed one episode, I gave up on the entire season. Come February, I refuse to miss Lost. I'm currently attempting to catch up on all 5 seasons (I watched the first two live, but then only caught episodes here and there). I'm just starting season 3, but I think I can get through all five by February 2nd.

So, clearly, I have things to do aside from book blogging, but it's become something that I enjoy and want to do. I don't devote an incredible amount of time to it, but I still think I'm working on my blog for a good chunk of time.

So share your opinion here. How much time do you spend/devote to blogging? Do you think bloggers should post a certain number of times per week or make sure they get in a certain number of reviews in a month or so? If it relates, then feel free to share it.


7 comments:

Kirthi said...

I agree with you too! Blogging is a wonderful hobby, and I know I spend way too much time blogging and fixing up my blog, I really think I should stop for a while, take a break, and get outside!
I spend almost 3 hours or longer on my blog each day! It's crazy, I know!

Elie said...

Hi Nikki, I also spend too much time blogging. I have been getting better, just devoting a night to the weeks posts or doing 4-5 weeks worth of one post at a time (when possible). It is very easy to get caught up.

I am going to email you, I have a question about this post.

Elie (Ellz Readz)

Rheanna said...

I know what you mean. I just started my blog so I think I have it a lil' easier because I don't have a lot of followers to please yet. But I still want to keep the followers I have intrigued and interested so i kno what ur saying. I haven't been on my computer so much in the past 5 years as I have been on this month working to build up my blog. But I love books and its nice to finally speak with other people who share the same interest.

Nickles said...

Ack LOST! I'm so pumped for the final season. It will definitely cut into blogging time.

I don't post everyday although I try for a few times a week. I try to comment everyday (although I'm trying to make Sunday a no computer day but I'll see how that goes). I've sort of want to get a rhythm going now that the semester has started again. My free time is limited so I usually check up on the blog world in the mornings before I start my day and then at night I might check in again if I have the time.

I usually go by the idea that it can go on the back burner and I shouldn't feel pressured about blogging constantly. It's more personal than it is for other people but of course I love the company :)!

Cym Lowell said...

That's the beauty of a blog. You own it, you decide what works. However, I think it is very important to maintain a life outside of blogging.

You do a great job. I try to update my blog 3 times a week~every other day.

Good luck with school!
CYM

Melissa said...

This is such a great post, Nikki! I do my best to update my blog every day, but I have set a schedule now, so some days are faster than others. I think it's nice to read something, no matter how small :)

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

We love to blog and try to get something on every day. Sometimes it's hard to keep up but if we don't, we miss it. This was a summer project that morphed into something bigger. Now it's almost like a job, or additional class in school. We're learning great discipline and time management - in a fun way!

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